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The Sir John Carling Site: A Win For Ottawa Patients

December 2, 2016 – The Ottawa Hospital welcomes the announcement today by Ottawa’s federal, provincial and municipal leaders to recommend the reconfigured Sir John Carling site as the future home of the Civic Campus. While much work remains to be done, today’s endorsement puts patients and 21st-century health care on the right track for Ottawa and eastern Ontario.

The reconfigured 50-acre site is a significant improvement from the Sir John Carling site evaluated in 2008 and in April 2016, and as a result, addresses the concerns raised by the hospital regarding costs, access and timelines.

We believe that this site provides the best option for the patients of The Ottawa Hospital to experience 21st-century health care in a setting that is accessible and promotes wellness through natural areas and green space.

“Our community spoke and we listened,” said Jamie McCracken, Chair of The Ottawa Hospital Board of Governors. We are grateful for the leadership shown by the Mayor, Ottawa Centre MP Catherine McKenna and Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi, as well as all elected representatives to find a way forward that reflects our community’s point of view and, most importantly, puts patients first.”

“There are so many people to thank. I am grateful to our Board for their leadership, and for the many, many people who have reached out with the message that our hospital solution must put patients first. Our community has come together and we are ready to move forward to build a new hospital campus for our patients, and everyone in the Ottawa and eastern Ontario region,” said Dr. Jack Kitts, President and CEO of the Ottawa Hospital.

As the federal government considers the request made today by its local leaders, we look forward to continuing our work with patients and their families, hospital staff members and our community to deliver the best patient care for the citizens of Ottawa and eastern Ontario.