Coroner’s office investigates ‘sudden and unexpected’ death of child at Ajax, Ont. hospital – CBC

Lakeridge Health Ajax Pickering Hospital says it cannot comment due to privacy concerns

Dec 08, 2022

Ontario’s coroner’s office is investigating the “sudden and unexpected” death of a child at a hospital east of Toronto.

The Office of the Chief Coroner says it cannot provide any further details of its investigation at Lakeridge Health Ajax Pickering Hospital in Ajax, Ont.

The coroner’s office says it investigates any death that is sudden and unexpected, but not necessarily deaths where there was a known disease.

Health Minister Sylvia Jones says she is saddened to hear about the death of a young patient.

Asked about the situation Thursday, Jones told reporters, “I’m not going to share any additional information. I cannot imagine how challenging this must be for the caregivers, the family of that patient.”

Jones said she will let the investigation run its course but added anyone who believes their child needs emergency care should not hesitate to visit an emergency department.

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