The Ottawa Hospital
|The Ottawa Hospital|
|Location||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Care system||Public Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)|
|Affiliated university||University of Ottawa|
|Helipad||TC LID: CPP7|
|Lists||Hospitals in Canada|
The Ottawa Hospital, or L'Hôpital d'Ottawa, is a non-profit, public university teaching hospital in Ottawa, Canada. The hospital is made up of the former Grace Hospital, Riverside Hospital, Ottawa General Hospital and Ottawa Civic Hospital. It is a 1,195-bed academic health sciences centre affiliated with the University of Ottawa, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Ottawa Hospital is also one of two trauma centres in Eastern Ontario and southern Quebec. The other is Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario which is for children only.
During World War II, when Canada provided refuge to the Dutch royal family, then Princess Juliana gave birth to her daughter Princess Margriet in Ottawa at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. The hospital's maternity ward was temporarily declared to be officially part of international territory so that Margriet would inherit only Dutch citizenship from her mother.
The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, was established in 1845. It is a modern 456 bed teaching hospital. The University of Ottawa Heart Institute forms part of the civic campus.
The General Campus is composed of the General Hospital, the Ottawa Rehabilitation Centre, and the Eye Institute. The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and a part of the University of Ottawa have buildings in the Campus.
During the 1990s, the provincial government of Mike Harris amalgamated several existing hospitals, the Ottawa Civic, Ottawa General, Grace and Riverside hospitals, to make up The Ottawa Hospital. The Grace was closed, while the Riverside became the Riverside Campus, an out-patient centre. On April 1, 1998, The Ottawa Hospital was officially created.
The Ottawa Health Research Institute (OHRI) is a non-profit academic health research institute that is part of The Ottawa Hospital, and a major part of the University of Ottawa Faculties of Medicine and Health Science. It is one of the largest hospital-based research institutes in North America.
Formed on April 1, 2001, by the merger of the Loeb Health Research Institute and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, the OHRI is a multi-campus facility. OHRI scientists are at work on an array of questions in the fields of cancer therapeutics; clinical epidemiology; diseases of ageing; hormones, growth, and development; molecular medicine; neuroscience, and vision.
The OHRI's mandate is to advance knowledge of health and disease on multiple fronts, ranging from increasing understanding of what is happening at the molecular and cellular level in complex disease states, to elucidating best practises in the delivery of health care.
Famous people born at the Ottawa Hospital include:
- Dan Aykroyd (b. 1 July 1952) Canadian-American actor and comedian.
- Princess Margriet of the Netherlands (b. 19 January 1943) Dutch Princess of the Dutch throne.