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Irene Watpool and Rebecca Porteous standing near an empty bed in the ICU
Giving every COVID-19 patient the chance to participate in research

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Irene and Rebecca have been on the front lines explaining all the available clinical trials to these patients and their families, often during those first difficult days of hospitalization.

The Brewer Arena sign outside of the building.
An oral history of COVID-19 in Ottawa: The Brewer Assessment Centre

As the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Ottawa in March 2020, key members from The Ottawa Hospital, CHEO, Ottawa Public Health and the City of Ottawa were given just 48 hours to open a testing centre. This is the story of how the Brewer Assessment Centre came to be, as told by the team who made it all happen.

COVID-19 timeline-A year in review
COVID-19 timeline: A year in review

When COVID-19 first arrived in Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital was ready to respond. Explore the COVID-19 timeline to learn how care teams, researchers and the community have come together over the past year.

A corridor in the new OMTU
New unit adds forty hospital beds to help increase capacity, reduce wait times

Constructed in just nine weeks, a new 40-bed temporary structure at The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus will help increase capacity and reduce ambulance offload times.

Students and hospital staff with roses.
University students give roses to hospital staff on Valentine’s Day

CU and UO Smile club members deliver 400 roses to front-line staff at The Ottawa Hospital to show their gratitude this Valentine’s Day.

COVID-19 Vaccines
Updated COVID-19 vaccine Q&A with Dr. Kumanan Wilson

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe? Does the vaccine still protect me against COVID-19 variants? A deep dive into the vaccine questions we’ve all been wondering about.

This website gives you common facts, advice and tips. Some of it may not apply to you. Please talk to your doctor, nurse or other health-care team member to see if this information will work for you. They can also answer your questions and concerns.