Ontario Investing in Expansion of The Ottawa Hospital
Local Investment Will Help End Hallway Health Care in Ottawa
OTTAWA — Hallway health care continues to be a serious challenge for hospitals across Ontario, leaving patients waiting too long for care in aging buildings that do not reflect the quality services delivered by Ontario's care providers.
Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, was joined by Ottawa-area cabinet members and MPPs, at The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus to announce that Ontario's Government for the People is investing up to an additional $9 million to support ongoing planning for the hospital's redevelopment. This commitment is part of the government's overall investment of $27 billion over the next 10 years to build new and expanded hospital infrastructure across the province.
"By investing in the redevelopment of The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus, we are protecting what matters most to patients and families in Ottawa and across Eastern Ontario," said Elliott. "When completed, the new state-of-the-art facility will reflect the high-quality, specialized care that is delivered at this hospital, and will create more capacity and reduce wait times. This project is another example of how our government continues to deliver on our commitment to end hallway health care."
Patients can expect to benefit from a new state-of-the art, teaching facility that will include expanded services for emergency care, in-patient care and specialized regional programs such as trauma, neurosciences and vascular surgery.
"We are thankful for the continued excitement and interest around this project from our staff at the hospital, our government partners, and our community," said Katherine Cotton, Chair of the Board of Governors of The Ottawa Hospital. "As we move forward, we will continue to engage and to seek solutions that will allow us to build both a 21st-century hospital and a healthier community."
- Ontario previously committed up to $3 million for the Civic Campus redevelopment project. Today’s additional investment means Ontario will have invested up to $12 million for the project.
- The Ottawa Hospital is a teaching hospital with several sites in the Ottawa area.
- The Civic Campus provides primary and secondary hospital services for the local community and is the only hospital in the Champlain region providing complex and specialized services such as regional trauma centre, neurosurgery and vascular surgery.