Construction launched this week on a long-awaited health facility in Ottawa’s east end.
The Orléans Health Hub, located at the intersection of Mer-Bleue Road and Brian Coburn Boulevard, is a public-private partnership between the Ontario government and local healthcare institutions such as Hôpital Montfort, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Bruyère Continuing Care. The province announced a contribution of up to $75 million in the bilingual health services centre on Tuesday.
EllisDon won a $59.7-million contract to build the one-storey, 96,000-square-foot facility earlier this month. The contractor says up to 200 workers will be on-site at peak construction times, with work expected to wrap up in spring 2021.
The hospital says donations like RBC’s has helped TOH become one of Canada’s largest teaching and research healthcare institutions.
The Orléans Health Hub – which has been in the works for several years – would open to the public the following summer, providing services such as rehabilitation, mental health counselling, diagnostic imaging and other specialist clinics.