The Ontario government will invest up to $1.8 billion for design and construction of the Ottawa Hospital’s civic campus redevelopment project.
The project is designed to transform the hospital into a 21st-century facility, modernizing aging equipment and spaces and boosting the hospital’s capacity to provide quality care for Ottawa families, according to a statement released by the government.
The new civic campus will expand services delivered at the existing facility and provide health care to a region of 1.3 million people. It will provide emergency and in-patient services, as well as other specialty programs including neurosciences, trauma services and vascular surgery.
The Ottawa Hospital’s new campus will be located on the Sir John Carling site, bordered by Carling Ave. and Queen Elizabeth Drive. The new campus will take five years to plan and design and five years to build.
Meanwhile, the Ontario government is planning to invest an additional $38 million in Ottawa region hospitals this year to provide better access to care, reduce wait times, address capacity issues and better meet the needs of a growing and aging population.