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Emergency Department ambulance offload and medicine transition unit at the Civic Campus

The Ottawa Hospital is working with the Ministry of Health to build an Emergency Department ambulance offload and medicine transition unit at the Civic Campus. This 40-bed temporary unit, located in the East parking lot, will increase hospital capacity, and help with patient flow throughout the hospital. Construction of this unit has begun and is expected to be complete by the end of year.

This unit will allow us to create capacity within the hospital, and ensure patients receive the care they need. It will also decrease wait times for patients in the Emergency Departments, as well as reduce ambulance offload times, and allow our paramedic partners to return to the community quickly.

We are working with the hospital’s Parking and Security team to ensure that the parking spots taken up by this construction will be distributed elsewhere, and that workarounds are found for patients to access the hospital. We are also working closely with the community to ensure that those living in the area have all the information they need, as well as the proper vehicles through which to share their feedback