Ontario coroner investigates sudden death of child at Ajax hospital

Lakeridge Health Ajax and Pickering is a hospital in Ajax, Ont. and opened in 1954.

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

The Office of the Chief Coroner says further details cannot be provided regarding its investigation at Lakeridge Health Ajax Pickering Hospital in Ajax, Ont.

The hospital says it also cannot comment due to patient privacy.

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

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

She says she will let the investigation run its course.

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