RFP issued for building of new Ottawa Hospital
MPP Fullerton: “… another step towards the reality of a state-of-the-art Civic Campus”
The Ontario Government today released a request for proposals (RFP) for a design and development team to build the new Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus. Infrastructure Ontario issued the official RPF document and further details can be found on its ministry website.
“The new Ottawa Hospital facility is part of the government’s plan to build a resilient health care system in our community,” says Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, MPP for Kanata-Carleton and Minister of Children, Community and Social Services. “With the leadership of Premier Ford and hospital president and CEO Cameron Love and his executive team, the government is delivering for the residents of Ottawa. We are ensuring patients will receive the medical care they need when they need it and closer to home.”
“Initiating the RFP process is good news, another step toward the reality of a state-of-the-art Civic Campus,” adds Dr. Fullerton.
First announced by Premier Doug Ford in March 2022, the Ontario Government is investing a total of $29.1 million to expand the hospital services, provide more than 100 additional beds, and make the Civic Campus the lead acute care centre for Eastern Ontario.
At the time of the announcement plans included a cutting-edge trauma centre, a larger emergency department, an updated and expanded surgical suite, and outpatient clinics.
Cameron Love, President and CEO of The Ottawa Hospital, said in a media statement: “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. 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.”
Currently The Ottawa Hospital is a learning and research hospital, serving over 1.2 million people across Eastern Ontario across its three campuses. The new facility will include integrated research and education spaces to support the hospital’s teaching and research mandates. It will become one of the largest and most advanced academic research hospitals in Canada and its magnitude i