Ontario is helping expand the University of Ottawa’s Heart Institute.
A provincial grant will assist with the cost of planning and designing the new building and renovations to the existing building needed to expand and relocate the Cardiac Life Support Services (CLSS) on the Civic Campus.
Investing in modern and efficient hospitals supports the McGuinty government's Action Plan for Health Care and builds upon the gains made in health care since 2003.
“This provincial grant is great news for families in Ottawa and across Ontario. This funding will allow for the Cardiac Life Support Services Redevelopment Project to move ahead with capital planning to improve high quality cardiac health services.”
—Yasir Naqvi, Ottawa Centre MPP
"Today's announcement of funding for the planning and designing of our future expansion is vital to the success and efficiency of this state-of-the-art project. Thanks to the new building, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute will undoubtedly reinforce its patient care excellence in Ontario as well as its research leading role worldwide."
—Dr. Robert Roberts, President and CEO of the Heart Institute
“This is an important project for the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), as it will modernize and expand a specialized hospital that serves people from across our region. In fact, the Champlain LHIN Board of Directors voted to support the University of Ottawa Heart Institute’s redevelopment plans in 2010. We are delighted that the provincial government is providing this grant. ”
—Chantale LeClerc, Champlain LHIN CEO
- The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is the only stand-alone cardiac centre in the province and is the cardiac centre for eastern Ontario.
- The University of Ottawa Heart Institute will work in conjunction with The Ottawa Hospital as it plans for the future redevelopment of the Civic Campus.
- Ontario has invested in over 100 major hospital capital projects since 2003. This includes 23 new hospitals that are either completed or in development.