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The Ottawa Hospital partners with Sienna Senior Living to provide additional care space for patients

OTTAWA – April 5, 2023 – The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) has partnered with Sienna Senior Living to provide additional care space for patients in our community. The hospital will manage an Off-Site Transitional Care Unit at Aspira Bearbook Retirement Living in Gloucester. Opened in April, the 21-bed unit will be a place for patients to transition from hospital care to long-term care or other care in the community.

“Collaboration opportunities like this help integrate care in the region and ensure that patients get the care they need, in the most appropriate setting,” said Cameron Love, President and CEO of The Ottawa Hospital. “Following our successful partnership with West End Villa, working with Sienna Senior Living will allow us to further expand our capacity to care for our patients beyond the hospital.”

The unit at Aspira Bearbrook will be a place for Alternate Level of Care (ALC) patients, who no longer require acute-level hospital care, to transition to care in the community and function as a stand-alone space within the retirement home. This partnership will help relieve hospital pressures by improving access to care and patient flow between the hospital and the senior living sector.

“Sienna Senior Living’s partnership with The Ottawa Hospital is an innovative solution that helps expand hospital capacity into the community,” says Nitin Jain, President and CEO of Sienna Senior Living. “We are pleased to support integration between hospitals and senior living providers which can lead to a more seamless healthcare experience for patients.”

Media Contacts:

Rebecca Abelson

The Ottawa Hospital


Nadia Daniell-Colarossi

Sienna Senior Living

The Ottawa Hospital

The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) is one of Canada’s top learning and research hospitals where we are guided by our vision to provide the world-class and compassionate care we would all want for our loved ones. Our multi-campus hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, is home to the Regional Trauma Centre and Cancer Centre, and to discoveries that are adopted globally.

Backed by generous support from the community, we are focused on reshaping the future of health care to improve the health for our diverse population of patients from Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec and Nunavut.

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Sienna Senior Living

Sienna Senior Living Inc. (TSX:SIA) offers a full range of seniors’ living options, including independent living, assisted living, long-term care, and specialized programs and services. Sienna’s approximately 12,000 employees are passionate about cultivating happiness in daily life. For more information, please visit