Improving tomorrow's patient care through world-leading research today

Research at The Ottawa Hospital is leading to new treatments, better diagnoses, faster and more accurate assessments of life-threatening injuries, and access to safer drugs. It uncovers new techniques that improve patient care and safety, not only for patients in our region, but around the world.

DISCOVERING TODAY. CREATING TOMORROW.

At the forefront of research and discovery

We are determined to remain at the forefront of research and discovery that will directly translate into improved treatment and outcomes for patients. It is your support that allows us to trailblaze toward new discoveries and uphold the level of excellence for which we are internationally recognized.

3 of the top 5 methods used by American hospital emergency rooms to reduce unnecessary procedures come from The Ottawa Hospital.

The Ottawa Ankle Rules, The Wells Rule and The Canadian C-spine Rule are a direct result of physician-scientist research being done in Ottawa, and they are saving hospitals millions worldwide.

“Every gift has an impact. Donor support means our researchers have access to world-class equipment and resources to enable critical breakthroughs in basic and clinical research. State-of-the-art resources can make all the difference, leading to breakthroughs that save lives and improve care.” – Dr. Duncan Stewart, Executive VP Research, The Ottawa Hospital

 

Innovations thanks to donor support

Decoding the mystery of Parkinson’s disease
For more than 200 years, no one has been able to solve the Parkinson puzzle. While the exact cause of the disease remains a mystery, dedicated researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are gaining ground—determined to solve the puzzle.
The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund
Read how donations to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund are hard at work funding promising research, care, and innovation projects
Stem cells may heal lungs of premature babies
Premature babies need extra oxygen and mechanical intervention to breathe but this can damage their lungs, causing a chronic lung disease. A stem cell treatment soon to be tested in clinical trials at The Ottawa Hospital may help heal the lungs of premature babies.

“It’s well recognized that Ottawa is a world leader in clinical trials and innovative trial designs. A lot of the guidelines produced internationally around trial design and reporting originate from The Ottawa Hospital.” – Dr. Manoj Lalu, Associate Scientist in the Regenerative Medicine Program, The Ottawa Hospital

Donate today to support the world-leading research and breakthroughs that are taking place at The Ottawa Hospital.

Be Inspired

Rare pheochromocytoma tumour gives young man the battle of his life
Bryde Fresque needed a skilled team to come up with a diagnosis of pheochromocytoma – a rare tumour that left his future uncertain.
Life-long educator and writer leaves gift in his will after peaceful passing through the Medical Assistance in Dying program
Clarence Byrd was always keenly aware of how he wanted to live his life and what would happen when he was gone. He carefully planned how he would leave a gift in his will to The Ottawa Hospital to ensure his legacy as an educator would continue for years to come.
A day in the life of a trauma surgeon
Take a step inside the life of the people caring for patients at the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Centre and the highly-skilled team that comes together each time trauma patients come through our doors.