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Drive-thru COVID-19 testing centre
Drive-thru testing centre an Ottawa COVID-19 success story

Braving cold temperatures, floods and snowstorms, the dedicated team at the Coventry Road drive-thru testing centre performed more than 73,000 COVID-19 tests during 13 months of service, making this location one of the most efficient testing centres in Ontario.

Wayne Herrick, swimming, touches a dolphin’s chin with his hand.
Cochlear implants: a potential solution to hearing loss when hearing aids aren’t enough

Wayne Herrick had cochlear implant surgery at The Ottawa Hospital after struggling for years with hearing aids. Now, thanks to his cochlear implants, Wayne is back to enjoying his active life.

Two members of the dental clinic standing in a dental exam room at The Ottawa Hospital.
Dental clinic provides much more than dental care to patients with autism, cancer and other complex health-care needs

Jean-Marc Lang has autism, epilepsy, a severe developmental delay and ritualistic behaviours that mimic obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Where do people with complex health-care needs go for dental care when and ordinary dental clinic just won’t do? For many people in Ottawa and region, the answer is The Ottawa Hospital Dental Clinic.

From left to right, Judie Wheeland, Marney Cooper and Andree Kaspardlov,
Resident Support Aides: bringing companionship and support to seniors in long-term care

Judie Wheeland became a Resident Support Aide in a long-term care home after caring for her elderly parents. A new provincial program, supported by The Ottawa Hospital, has helped Judie and others re-train and support seniors in the region’s long-term care homes.

A nurse at The Ottawa Hospital
“My nurses made me feel safe and told me I was strong”: A tribute to nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic

In honour of Nursing Week 2021, Dr. Debra Bournes, Chief Nursing Executive and Vice-President, Regional Cancer Care at The Ottawa Hospital shares heartfelt thanks from patients and expresses her gratitude to nurses for the compassionate care they have provided during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Caileigh, the virtual therapy dog.
Tales of a therapy dog

Need a lift? In this four-part series, The Ottawa Hospital volunteer Christine Phillips shares pre-COVID-19 stories of how she and her therapy dog, Caileigh make a difference in people’s lives.

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