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Many patients receiving cancer treatment require a Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) to give chemotherapy, fluids and to draw blood.

The Central Vascular Access Program at The Ottawa Hospital is responsible for coordinating, inserting and maintaining central venous access devices including peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC’s), subcutaneously implanted devices (PORT’s).  We have insertion rooms at both the General and Civic Campuses of The Ottawa Hospital.

Our Services: Central Venous Access Device Program Woman

  • PICC insertions
  • All types of central line trouble-shooting including repairing fractures, addressing line migrations and unblocking devices
  • Coordinating and assisting with PORT insertions and removals
  • Working with Registered Nurses in the community to resolve central line issues

Our Team:

Sheryl McDiarmid Advanced Practice Nurse

Booking office staff
Mary Katona and Kaitlyn Lewis

Registered Nurses
Glenda Armitage, Lynn Cassie, Jill Gagnier, Kelly Hand, Bonnie Mcconnell, Dodey Smith, Natalie Vantassel, Christine Veltheim

Mike Desabrais and Michel Lepage

Making an Appointment:

Physicians should call the booking office at 613-798-5555 ext. 17692 with the information and fax a signed consult to 613-761-4286.  The referral will indicate the date the line is required. The booking office staff will contact patients with the appointment date, time and location.

Contact Us:

Our booking office is open Monday – Friday 8-4.

Civic Campus J160
190 Melrose Ave
Ottawa, ON
613-798-5555 ext. 17692

Last updated on: June 22nd, 2017