Ontario Deputy Premier and Health Minister Christine Elliott has announced an additional C$9m ($6.85m) investment for the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus redevelopment.
The investment will help end Hallway health care in Canada’s capital. It is also part of the Ontario Government’s C$27bn ($20.57bn) investment to upgrade hospital infrastructure in the province over the next decade.
Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus provides primary and secondary hospital services for the local community.
Elliott said: “By investing in the redevelopment of the Ottawa Hospital – Civic Campus, we are protecting what matters most to patients and families in Ottawa and across Eastern Ontario.
“When completed, the new state-of-the-art facility will reflect the high-quality, specialised care that is delivered at this hospital, and will create more capacity and reduce wait times.
“This project is another example of how our government continues to deliver on our commitment to end hallway health care.”
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The government had previously announced up to C$3m ($2.28m) for the redevelopment of Civic Campus which brings the total amount invested in the project to C$12m ($9.14m).
The redevelopment project will see the hospital equipped to provide expanded services for emergency care and in-patient care.
The facility will also be able to provide services for specialised regional programmes such as trauma, neurosciences and vascular surgery.
Ottawa Hospital chair of the board of governors Katherine Cotton said: “We are thankful for the continued excitement and interest around this project from our staff at the hospital, our government partners, and our community.
“As we move forward, we will continue to engage and to seek solutions that will allow us to build both a 21st-century hospital and a healthier community.”