The Ontario government is providing $1.8-billion to The Ottawa Hospital for the development of its new civic campus on the Sir John Carling site.
The new civic campus will expand services delivered at the existing facility. It is expected to provide emergency and in-patient services, as well as other specialty programs including neurosciences, trauma services and vascular surgery.
"This new campus, through leading research, compassionate care and exceptional service, will enable us to stand with our peers as a world-class city," said Dr. Jack Kitts, President and CEO, The Ottawa Hospital.
"We know our new campus will continue to deliver compassionate, world-class care, as well as innovative research for generations to come." - @Bob_Chiarelli #Ottawa #HealthCare #OttNews pic.twitter.com/p85zHswWsF— The Ottawa Hospital (@OttawaHospital) March 23, 2018
The province will also 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. This is part of an additional $822-million investment in hospitals across Ontario in 2018-19 -- an increase of 4.6%
The planning process for the new civic campus is expected to take four-plus years, and open its doors in 2026.
Listen to Liberal MPP for Ottawa South and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care John Fraser on 1310 NEWS' The Rick Gibbons Show: