Durham Region is home to a very innovative medical community looking to improve both the effectiveness and efficiencies of healthcare services. Recent success include Canada’s first hospital to fully integrate a digital pathology system reducing wait time from weeks to days and introducing a radically redesigned hospital IV pole which reduces the strain on nurses by 50%.
1,600 students across a broad range of health disciplines pursue their studies at state-of-the-art facilities in Durham Region. The LHEARN Network is hub for cutting edge training, education and research and connects more than 80 post-secondary institutions, including Queen’s University, Durham College, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and the University of Toronto, to train the next generation of healthcare providers for our growing community.
Durham Region is home to a number of highly recognized research organizations dedicated to the healthcare industry. Recent research studies have focused on areas such as; prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disability, chronic illnesses, infectious diseases, Public and population health, among many others.
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