COVID-19 Update

Our response to COVID-19 is essential in containing the impact of this virus in our community and beyond. All the hospitals in Ottawa are coming together to fight this infectious disease and community members like you are doing your part by social distancing. You can do even more to help by donating critical funds to our COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.

As the situation is evolving rapidly, so will our response. And your donation will be put toward urgent priorities to help patients and staff directly affected by the COVID-19 crisis by:

  • helping our researchers as they ramp up their work to contribute to the global fight against COVID-19

  • developing innovative treatments and processes

  • supporting our frontline medical teams

  • purchasing equipment and supplies

  • contributing to the care and comfort of patients

“During these times of uncertainty, we are grateful to our doctors, nurses, and front-line staff as they continue to work around the clock to provide exceptional care to our patients and our community.” – Tim Kluke, President and CEO, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation

If you are interested in donating to Personal Protective Equipment, the Champlain District Region is accepting in-kind donations at [email protected]

In these uncertain times, donor support is more critical than ever. Together, we’ll take care of each other.

We will update this page regularly with information on how COVID-19 might be affecting our ongoing operations.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Update: The Ottawa Hospital’s response to COVID-19

As new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Ottawa, we wanted to provide you with an update on The Ottawa Hospital’s response.

The health and safety of our patients, our staff, and our community are of utmost importance to us. As such, The Ottawa Hospital has implemented its secured facilities and centralized screening plan. Given the increasing concerns about community transmission, our visitor policy is being updated frequently based on the latest information from Ottawa Public Health.

To reduce the risk of community spread, we support Ottawa Public Health’s request that members of our community practice greater social distancing and limit all non-essential trips out of your home. Visit OPH’s website for more information on social distancing and how to keep you and your loved ones safe.

These are challenging times for everyone, but the measures our hospital is taking allows us to focus on the care and well-being of our patients and community members. Our frontline health-care staff are committed to providing exceptional care to you and your loved ones should you need it. Rest assured, The Ottawa Hospital is here for you.

A message from The Ottawa Hospital Foundation

The Ottawa Hospital Foundation has made the necessary decision to temporarily close its offices and storefront locations at both the General and Civic campuses and Foundation staff will be working remotely. In response to the public health advisories regarding social distancing and limiting large gatherings, all Foundation appointments, meetings, and events, including the President’s Breakfast for the Public Service will be postponed.

The Foundation remains committed to maintaining open communication with our donors and partners. Should you have any questions or concerns, please email us at [email protected].

A strong hospital requires the support of our community. Please consider a special gift in tribute to our tireless frontline staff working to protect our community. If you would like to make a contribution for urgent equipment or research priorities, click here.

Thank you for your confidence and support during these uncertain times.

Tim Kluke
President and CEO,
The Ottawa Hospital Foundation