It’s time to take our place as a global leader in transforming critical care.

Some patients travel hundreds — and even thousands — of kilometres to receive our world-leading care, whether it’s complex, lifesaving surgeries, neurosurgery expertise, or cancer care excellence at one of the largest and best-equipped cancer treatment centres in the region.

Looking forward, we will seamlessly merge research and clinical care to bring the most cutting-edge treatments directly to our patients. Here’s how:

A new home for world-leading neuroscience

Today, we are internationally recognized for our groundbreaking work in multiple sclerosis, stroke, and Parkinson’s, with patients from all over seeking our expertise.

With a new, dedicated hub for one of the strongest research and care teams in the world, we’ll see even more breakthroughs in acute neurology, neurosurgery, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and Parkinson’s.

Here’s just one example where integrating research and care has allowed us to improve and save lives:

John Chafe received stem cell treatment for MS at The Ottawa Hospital

Stem cell treatment banishes disease for MS patient

In 2001, John Chafe became the second person in a world-first clinical trial of its kind that virtually eliminated any new MS activity and stabilized his disease.

World-class trauma and emergency care

As the only Level 1 Trauma Centre for eastern Ontario, we serve 1.3 million people regionally and as far away as Nunavut.

At our new hospital, dedicated access routes for ambulances and a rooftop helipad leading to high-speed elevators will bring patients directly to our Trauma Centre — saving critical time and even more lives.

Go behind the scenes of our Trauma Centre with trauma surgeon, Dr. Maher Matar:

Dr. Matar at The Ottawa Hospital

A day in the life of a trauma surgeon

Trauma surgeon Dr. Maher Matar takes us inside the Trauma Centre and shares the specialized plan in place to care for critically injured patients.

World-class trauma and emergency care

As the only Level 1 Trauma Centre for eastern Ontario, we serve 1.3 million people regionally and as far away as Nunavut.

At our new hospital, dedicated access routes for ambulances and a rooftop helipad leading to high-speed elevators will bring patients directly to our Trauma Centre — saving critical time and even more lives.

Go behind the scenes of our Trauma Centre with trauma surgeon, Dr. Maher Matar.

Dr. Matar at The Ottawa Hospital

A day in the life of a trauma surgeon

Trauma surgeon Dr. Maher Matar takes us inside the Trauma Centre and shares the specialized plan in place to care for critically injured patients

A cure for every cancer

We believe every cancer can be beaten. Today, we’re seeing breakthroughs that a decade ago seemed impossible. Tomorrow, we’ll continue to boldly explore novel therapies with our sights set on making all cancers a thing of the past.

See how your support helps us focus on precise and personalized therapies that treat the whole person — not just the cancer. But this is only the beginning. Through leading research, our experts will collaboratively harness their expertise to develop game-changing treatments.

A Canadian-first clinical trial gives lymphoma patient a third chance

Owen Snider was running out of options. But there was new hope when he was accepted into a made-in-Canada CAR-T therapy clinical trial.

We are home to one of best-equipped cancer treatment centres and one of the most advanced cancer research programs in the country.

We are leading the first made-in-Canada clinical trial of genetically engineered immune cells (CAR-T cells) to treat cancer. CAR-T is a game changer in the treatment of leukemia and other blood cancers.

Leading acute mental health care

With two psychiatric emergency services, 90+ inpatient beds — more than any other facility in the region — a day hospital program, outpatient services, and a mobile services program, we’re the region’s largest provider of mental health care. 

In the future, we’ll provide a full range of acute mental health services, like a new Psychiatric Emergency 

Service, improved inpatient care, state-of-the-art outpatient clinics, and therapeutic spaces for wellness and healing. 

 

Leading acute mental health care

With two psychiatric emergency services, 90+ inpatient beds — more than any other facility in the region — a day hospital program, outpatient services, and a mobile services program, we’re the region’s largest provider of mental health care. 

In the future, we’ll provide a full range of acute mental health services, like a new Psychiatric Emergency 

Service, improved inpatient care, state-of-the-art outpatient clinics, and therapeutic spaces for wellness and healing. 

 

Together, we can bring the latest medical advances to every patient.

It's time to create a better tomorrow.

About the Campaign to Create Tomorrow

The Campaign to Create Tomorrow is the largest fundraising campaign in our region’s history. It will help fulfil the most ambitious vision ever for the future of The Ottawa Hospital, focused on four critical pillars.  

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

See how we’ll become the most technologically advanced hospital in the country, using the latest tools to provide the right care in the right space with the right provider.
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WORLD LEADING RESEARCH

Through our unique collaborative model of clinicians and researchers working side-by-side, we will bring groundbreaking discoveries to patients in Ottawa — and around the world.
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STRENGTHENING CRITICAL SERVICES