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The Ottawa Hospital takes part in the international #HelloMyNameIs campaign, in which staff pledge to introduce themselves to every patient, every time. Our goal is to put you at ease and improve your patient experience by giving you the compassionate care that we would want for our loved ones.

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Participate in research

Today’s treatments are available thanks to people just like you who got involved in research. You can make a difference by allowing researchers to contact you, participating in research studies, and by partnering with researchers. Learn more.

Today's treatments are available thanks to people just like you who got involved in research.

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Patients can help staff provide the best care by:

  • using tools such as the care board in your hospital room and this Patient and Family Care Guide
  • taking an active role in your care plan
  • noting all medications and doses you take and are prescribed
  • asking your patient care team questions and voicing any concerns you may have
  • committing to our non-violence policy toward hospital staff
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Hospital mealtimes for admitted patients

Your meals are planned using Canada’s Food Guide. If your doctor has you on a special diet, your meals will follow that diet. If you have food allergies or special food preferences, please tell a member of your Circle of Care.


Breakfast 8:00 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Lunch 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dinner 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Some patient wards have small kitchens with a few drink and snack choices. Please remember, these are for our patients only.

Last updated on: August 1st, 2023