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Highlights of a 21st-century hospital

One patient, one bedroom
Cutting-edge capacity for safe, integrated patient care, research and education

Universally Accessible
The best in contemporary hospital architecture, where form and function optimize patient, visitor and staff wellbeing

Maple Dominion Observator
Unparalleled ‘virtual’ delivery of The Ottawa Hospital’s specialized care, research, and training programs to remote locations in our service areas, but also to national and international academic networks worldwide

Maple Green Sustainable
New standards in universal accessibility and equality for patients, families, and staff

Hyper-connected information planning
‘Hyper-connected’ information systems and innovative technology

Training and Recruitment
The leveraging and amassing of ‘big clinical data’ to transform evidence-based clinical diagnoses, treatment, and outcomes

  • 2021: Complete program and space planning done; proposals to qualify and select consortia who will bid to design, build, debt-finance the new hospital, and maintain the new facility.
  • 2022: Select the preferred proponents and long-term partners for the new Civic development.
  • 2023: Complete the business and financial plan and ‘commercially’ close the project
  • 2024: Construction begins.
  • Fall 2027: Transition management to the new site.
  • Spring 2028: Grand Opening.

The new Civic development will be completed in three phases.

  • 2027/28: Phase 1 complete. The new hospital will be about 2 million square feet, with approximately 800 beds and project costs over $2 billion.
  • 2037/38: Phase 2 complete
  • 2047/48: Phase 2 complete, including the new facility for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

The Ottawa Hospital’s new campus will be located on Carling Ave, next to Dow’s Lake.
New Civic Hospital map

The new hospital will be the major referral centre for Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec and parts of Nunavut, and the Eastern Ontario Trauma Centre. As one of Canada’s largest acute care learning and research hospitals, the new campus will provide a full range of specialized services, research and education for those with the most complex injuries and illness.

The Ottawa Hospital will continue to be the main referral centre for the Eastern Ontario region, Nunavut, and Western Quebec.

  • Development Advisory, Project Management, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement: GBA Group
  • Strategic Finance Planning Services: Deloitte
  • Architectural Services: HDR Architecture Associates, Inc.
  • Master Programmer: Agnew Peckham Health Care Consultants
  • Cost Consultants and Quantity Surveyor: Marshall & Murray Inc.
  • Planning and Approval Studies: Parsons Inc.

  • Patients, families, staff and volunteers: an inspired setting that upholds compassionate, exceptional care; the value of health, wellbeing, and balance, in natural lighting and modern, safe workspaces, access to outdoor landscapes, and recreational areas for optimal performance and personal restoration.
  • Clinicians, scientists, and trainees/learners: the pursuit of ground-breaking research and discovery that integrates seamlessly with exemplary care, and the education and inspiration of our future work force.
  • State-of-the-art facility: a new era of safety in emergency, trauma, and pandemic planning, of health system partnership and leadership, for the food of the region, for Canada, and the world.
  • Community relationships: partnerships to be fostered that contribute to a strong system collaboration along the continuum of health care, the improved access, management health and wellbeing of residents in Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, and Nunavut.
  • Innovation: paramount in every aspect of the new hospital – in its form and function, its design, its building engineering, and techniques, in construction materials, in environmental responsibility and sustainability, and in state-of-the-art information systems, virtual connectivity, and technology.
  • Economic driver: new Civic development will stimulate the economy in Canada’s capital by creating thousands of jobs, not only during construction, but in ancillary businesses and enterprises that support people, services, and the community.

If a patient is hospitalized at The Ottawa Hospital, it is likely due to the patient’s need for specialty care within a ‘major referral centre’ hospital such as the Civic and General Campuses of the Ottawa Hospital. These are ‘tertiary hospitals’ which receive patients from primary and secondary health resources including smaller community hospitals, which provide excellent care for patients, in communities in Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec and Nunavut.

Tertiary care requires advanced diagnostic imaging equipment, pain management, surgical expertise, and complex care management for the most severely injured or ill. The Civic Campus is also the trauma centre for Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, another highly specialized field of medicine.

A tertiary hospital, and a world-class centre like The Ottawa Hospital, has on staff highly trained specialists from all over the world, many of them world leaders in their field, who conduct research to advance medical science, and teach the next generation of clinicians on a daily basis .

These specialists – in medicine, surgery, nursing, respiratory, physical, and occupational therapy, dietetics, ae well as numerous other allied health professionals — often hold academic teaching and research positions affiliated with the University of Ottawa, and other academic centres.


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