OTTAWA — The Ottawa Hospital and Infrastructure Ontario recently released a Request for Proposals seeking a design and development team to deliver one of Canada’s largest acute-care health centres in the nation’s capital.
The Ottawa Hospital’s new campus will be home to eastern Ontario’s regional trauma centre and will be designed to get patients looked after as quickly as possible with a rooftop helipad, dedicated access routes for ambulances, state-of-the-art surgical suites and operating rooms housing advanced technology, states a release.
The new hospital will be built on a 50-acre site bordered by Carling Avenue, Preston Street and Prince of Wales Drive and will feature private rooms and bathrooms for every patient.
The facility is anticipated to boost Ottawa’s GDP by nearly $2 billion during construction and attract researchers and medical/clinical professionals from around the world, adds the release.
“This is a tremendously exciting next milestone as we work to bring the future of health care to Ottawa and the more than a million people we care for,” said Cameron Love, president and CEO of The Ottawa Hospital, in a statement. “We’re thrilled to have the continued support of Infrastructure Ontario and look forward to the selection process for a design and development team that aligns with the vision for the project which is grounded in compassion, with patients and families at the core.”