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Lakeridge hosting telephone town hall

Public feedback sought on future of healthcare in region

Officials from Lakeridge Health are hopeful Durham residents will take their call.

The local healthcare network is holding a live telephone town hall on Monday, Nov. 25 between 7 to 8 p.m.

According to a media release, the town hall will serve to update the public on healthcare in the region, new programs at Lakeridge, and plans for expanded services in the future.

Lakeridge Health president and CEO Matthew Anderson and Chief of Staff Dr. Tony Stone will speak on topics ranging from hospital overcrowding and mental health services to increased access to home and community care and expansion of Lakeridge facilities.

During the interactive session, participants will be asked for their input on several healthcare-related questions.

A randomly-selected list of 10,000 households will receive telephone calls inviting them to participate in the call.

Interested residents can secure their place in advance by calling 905-721-7792, emailing or logging onto for the link to register.

To stream the event live, visit  on Monday, Nov. 25, starting at 7 p.m.

“This is an important time for healthcare in Durham as we work with community members and partners to build a leading regional health system that serves people well today and for generations to come,” says Anderson. “The key is knowing what is most important to our diverse community and talking with people about the positive changes and future directions at Lakeridge Health.”