The Ontario government announced it is investing another $29.1 million to expand The Ottawa Hospital’s future state-of-the-art Civic Campus, which will serve as the lead acute care centre for Ottawa, the Champlain Region and Nunavut.
“This investment will ensure The Ottawa Hospital is able to deliver the type of world class care that this growing region requires and will help build a more resilient health care system,” said Premier Doug Ford.
In 2019, the government invested $9 million to support early planning for the new, multi-billion-dollar Civic Campus. Working closely with the province, The Ottawa Hospital has expanded the scope of this redevelopment which is planned to include more than 100 additional beds, bringing the total number of new beds to over 300.
Planning is also underway to include a cutting-edge trauma centre, a larger emergency department, an updated and expanded surgical suite, outpatient clinics and integrated research and education spaces to support the hospital’s teaching and research mandates.
“This investment – one of the largest planning and design grants in Ontario’s history – will help patients and families access the care they need for generations to come,” said Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health.
Based on early planning, the new multi-billion-dollar hospital is estimated to start construction in 2024, with timelines to be further refined as planning progresses.
“Our community is one of the fastest growing in Ontario and in Canada,” said Cameron Love, president and CEO, The Ottawa Hospital. “As a hospital, we must be able to meet the needs of our patients today and in the years to come, so that we are ready to provide world-class care whenever they need us. We are building the future of health care for Ottawa and Eastern Ontario with the generous support of the Government of Ontario.”
Feature image: (The Ottawa Hospital Foundation)