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Ajax Pickering General Hospital, 1964.

Ajax Pickering Hospital, 2017.

Opened in 1954, the Ajax and Pickering General Hospital has a rich history of providing excellent health care to Ajax, Pickering and west Durham residents for over six decades.

The Ajax Pickering Hospital Foundation was established in 1994 as a parallel foundation to benefit the Ajax and Pickering General Hospital.  When the hospital was amalgamated in 1998 with the Scarborough Centenary Hospital the fundraising activities were operated through the Rouge Valley Health System Foundation.


On December 1, 2016, the Ajax Pickering Hospital Foundation returned to the foreground to work with the Durham community to help save lives, restore health and provide compassionate care, by raising funds that directly benefit patients at Ajax Pickering Hospital.


The Ajax Pickering Hospital is one of the five sites that make up Lakeridge Health, that serves people across Durham Region and beyond.

Alongside our Foundations, Lakeridge Health is striving to provide the very best experience for you and your family, close to home. Your donations will help fund new, important equipment, capital needs, educational opportunities and research initiatives in your own community.

We are grateful for your support. Thank you for giving back to your local hospital.

Our Mission

The Ajax Pickering Hospital Foundation strives to help save lives, restore health and provide compassionate care by raising funds that directly benefit patients at Ajax Pickering Hospital.

Lakeridge Health

With five hospitals, four emergency departments, three critical care units, a long-term care home, a full range of medical and surgical specialties, and more than 20 community health-care locations, Lakeridge Health offers some of the broadest and most comprehensive range of acute care, ambulatory care, and long-term care services in Ontario.


Lakeridge Health is home to several regional specialty centres and services, including the Central East Regional Cancer Program, R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre, The Shoulder Centre, and eye care and chronic kidney disease services. Additionally, we are proud to serve our community with a full suite of inpatient, ambulatory, and community-based mental health and addictions services, as well as provide safe, high-quality, compassionate care in our state-of-the-art long-term care home, Lakeridge Gardens.


Guided by our vision of One System. Best Health. and supported by a dedicated team of more than 7,700 staff, physicians, and volunteers, Lakeridge Health is working in collaboration with its Durham Ontario Health Team, primary care, and community partners to foster a truly integrated, regional system of care. Together, we are focused on empowering people to live their best health and fostering an accessible, inclusive, and equitable environment for all.

To find out more about Lakeridge Health, visit

Click here to learn about the faces behind Ajax Pickering Hospital Foundation. 

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