On Thursday Lakeridge Health, announced that the Bowmanville Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) would be temporarily closed.
They said that like many Ontario hospitals, they continue to operate amidst a significant staff shortage.
“Providing the safest care and preserving our ability to provide acute and emergency services, including critical care, remains our top priority,” read a statement from Lakeridge Health.
The Bowmanville Hospital ICU will close and they will consolidate critical care services at the Ajax Pickering and Oshawa Hospitals.
Lakeridge Health says they will resume critical care services at the Bowmanville site as quickly as possible.