The sod was turned in May 1955 and equipment started construction on the new Hospital in October of the same year.
After lack of funds and many delays the hospital finally opened on January 12th 1959. The hospital has undergone renovations with additions in 1967 and 1996 – 1998.
In April 1997, the hospital was amalgamated with Community Memorial Hospital Port Perry to form the North Durham Health Services. NDHS ceased to exist in 1998. Uxbridge Cottage Hospital was affiliated with Lakeridge Health Centre in Oshawa, and was known as Lakeridge Health, Uxbridge, from 1998 until January 5, 2004. In January 2004 the hospital was welcomed under the jurisdiction of the Markham-Stoufville Hospital Corporation. – Source Wikipedia
In 2021 the Markham-Stouffville Hospital announced it would be rebranding as Oak Valley Health and the Uxbridge site would be renamed the Uxbridge Hospital dropping the “Cottage” after more than 60 years.
Read in the Uxbridge Cosmos, New hospital name, same corporation
In October 2019 the Uxbridge Health Centre announced with the Markham-Stouffville Hospital the construction of the new Uxbridge Health Centre on the grounds of the Uxbridge Hospital. In September 2021 the Uxbridge Health Centre opened to its first patients.
In September 2019 Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Peter Bethlenfalvy, President of the Treasury Board and MPP for Pickering-Uxbridge announced that Ontario would invest to support Markham Stouffville Hospital for the proposed redevelopment of the Uxbridge site. In April 2022 the provincial government approved to build the new hospital on the existing grounds.
The new state-of-the-art building will be constructed on existing land beside the current hospital and will connect to the new Uxbridge Health Centre. Plans are also underway for a a long-term care home that will also connect to the hospital. The new Uxbridge campus will be a community health hub that will include acute, ambulatory and emergency services, long term care, and primary care services.
Uxbridge Hospital Redevelopment – Oak Valley Health
Below, taken from the Oak Valley Health website is an artist rendering of the new Uxbridge Hospital campus.
Read in the Uxbridge Cosmos
Uxbridge “Cottage” Hospital
Read below how the Hospital got its name.
From the Uxbridge Cosmos, Vol.17 Num.39, Thursday October 7, 2021
By Allan McGillivray
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Credits and Sources:
Uxbridge the Good Old Days, By J. Peter Hvidsten
Uxbridge Health Centre
Oak Valley Health