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The Ottawa Hospital is the regional adult trauma centre for Eastern Ontario. Trauma Services are based at the Civic Campus and involve a multidisciplinary trauma team that works together to provide comprehensive, quality care to injured patients and their families.

The team is comprised of trauma surgeons, physicians, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, physiotherapists, dieticians, speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists. All health-care professionals work together with the goal of helping each patient reach their full potential recovery after injury.

As a tertiary trauma center The Ottawa Hospital Trauma Services assumes a leadership role in the development, evaluation and continuous quality improvement of adult trauma care for Eastern Ontario.

The hospital Trauma Services is committed to excellence in compassionate, patient-centered care from the time of injury through to discharge.

The hospital Trauma Services coordinates and delivers trauma related education across all health-care disciplines at the local, regional, and national levels.

The hospital Trauma Services team members are actively involved with the identification, initiation, publication and dissemination of research related to trauma care as a foundation for evidence based practice.

The hospital Trauma Services actively collects and analyzes comprehensive data on all trauma patients for inclusion in provincial and national reports, to monitor and optimize patient care.

Injury Prevention is an integral part of the hospital’s Trauma Services, encompassing a strong liaison with the both community, and our provincial and national partners.

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