The Queensway Carleton Hospital has received approval from the Ministry of Health and $9 million in funding to begin the expansion and rebuild of the Mental Health Unit. This project will improve and update the physical environment by renovating two existing departments along with building a new two-storey addition.
This redevelopment includes additional inpatient beds and expanded outpatient mental health services, resulting in additional and faster access to care in Ottawa so that people can get the support they need when they need it.
“By rebuilding our mental health unit, we can provide more people in our community with the care they need and improve the patient experience,” says Dr. Andrew Falconer, President and CEO of Queensway Carleton Hospital. “Mental health supports for this community are more important that ever.”
“This expansion will enhance the exceptional medical care provided at our local hospital here in Ottawa West – Nepean”, said local MPP Jeremy Roberts. “Mental health services are very important as our community manages these challenging times. I am thrilled that our Government is funding this important project.”
Construction for the project is anticipated to begin in Spring 2021, with the project aiming to be completed in 2023.
Once the Mental Health Unit is completed, the renovated unit will include a secure outdoor courtyard for patients, additional spaces for group support, an area for exercise and a comfort room for patients to utilize when they need it.
Queensway Carleton Hospital’s mental health program provides intensive and acute mental health inpatient beds, 24/7 emergency consultations, outpatient assessment and treatment, a recovery-oriented group-based day treatment program, and an outreach clinic that provides telemedicine clinics to Arnprior Regional Health and Carleton Place District & Memorial Hospital.