Port Perry hospital re-opened this morning

More than a year after a fire caused extensive damage, the Port Perry hospital has re-opened.

Lakeridge Health made the announcement in a social media post Wednesday (Sept. 5), sharing a photo of the facility.

A media release issued last month noted that the doors of the hospital would be opened by staff at 7 a.m. this morning, while ambulances would be accepted as of 11 a.m.

It also notes that the building underwent some additional upgrades while the repairs were underway.

“During our temporary closure for the restoration, we had the opportunity to complete additional upgrades and building and equipment enhancements without impacting our re-opening date. This work has included mechanical and electrical room upgrades, installation of sprinklers and enhanced fire alarm system, Telemetry for patient monitoring, accessible washrooms, new ventilation systems, emergency generators, new boilers and improvements to many patient care areas, the kitchen, New Life Centre and helipad,” it reads.

“With the help of many partners, Lakeridge Health has been able to continue supporting the community during this time of closure. As part of the community, you were there when we needed you, and soon we will be back, fully restored and providing care! Thank you.”