An update about The Ottawa Hospital's new campus

A private room, floor to ceiling daylight and space for family: Welcome to The Ottawa Hospital’s inpatient room of the future

Adequate rest is essential for care and recovery, so providing private space for patients and their families is a key priority as The Ottawa Hospital plans its state-of-the-art new campus.

For recovery and based on the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, single patient rooms are quickly becoming the gold standard for newly built health-care facilities around the world. At The Ottawa Hospital’s new campus, all patient rooms will be single rooms with private, accessible washrooms, designed to enhance patient experience. The one-patient per room model provides privacy, built-in space for families and enhanced infection control.

The main entrance of The Ottawa Hospital’s new campus.

The Ottawa Hospital and building trades unions sign historic agreement

The Ottawa Hospital and 17 trades unions have signed an agreement that will help ensure construction of the new state-of-the-art hospital moves ahead on schedule.

A project labour agreement outlining the terms and conditions that will apply to all employers and all trades working on the project is a first in Ontario health care. The agreement eliminates risk for work delays and disruptions caused by strikes and lockouts during construction of The Ottawa Hospital’s new campus.

“The Ottawa Hospital is transforming health care through the largest and most important health care infrastructure project in the history of Ottawa,” said Cameron Love, President and CEO of The Ottawa Hospital. “It’s important to us to do all we can to ensure a positive, safe work environment for all workers on site, to keep the project on schedule and avoid costs and delays associated with work stoppage.”

An aerial view of construction beginning on the parking garage at The Ottawa Hospital's new campus. 

Construction underway, new location for Dow’s Lake parking

Construction is underway on the parking garage to support Ottawa’s state-of-the-art new hospital.

Fencing has been installed, and construction crews have begun building an entrance road onto the site. This road, which will meet Carling Ave across from Champagne Ave, will eventually lead to the hospital’s main entrance.

The Trillium Multi-Use Pathway, which previously crossed the site along the LRT trench, has been rerouted around the edge of the site for cyclist and pedestrian safety. The new route is clearly marked.

In addition, the public parking lot at Dow’s Lake has been relocated across Carling Ave, with an entrance off of Champagne Ave. Public parking will continue to be provided at this lot until the parking garage opens.