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Landmark decision will leave health-care legacy

The Ottawa Hospital – Proposed redevelopment of the Civic Campus

November 3, 2014 – Today’s announcement by the Government of Canada marks the first step in a journey towards the development of a new state-of-the-art hospital and trauma centre on Carling Avenue.  This landmark decision provides The Ottawa Hospital with the opportunity to begin engaging the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the City of Ottawa and our community in the planning of a new Civic Campus.

As one of Canada’s largest teaching and research hospitals, The Ottawa Hospital is one of the National Capital Region’s most important assets. As one of the region’s largest employers, it cares for Eastern Ontario’s most critically injured and ill patients, while contributing to improved health care on a global stage.  Dr. Jack Kitts, President and CEO of The Ottawa Hospital says “The hospital is also an important component of Ontario’s health research hub, creating a positive impact on the economy, increased knowledge translation and better patient outcomes.  A new Civic Campus is an investment in research, education and better patient outcomes for our region.”

“It is fitting that The Ottawa Hospital’s future state-of-the-art campus will be located on a parcel of land that houses another shining example of Canada’s innovation, research and advancement in science,” says Jamie McCracken, Chair of The Ottawa Hospital Board of Governors.  “More than 100 years ago, community leaders of the time designated the land for scientific purposes and I am proud to say that we will carry that legacy forward with the research and care that will one day take place there.”

Media contact:
Hazel Harding, Communications Advisor
The Ottawa Hospital