120 participants attend the Orléans Health Hub town hall session

OTTAWA, November 17, 2017 – Over the past few days, the public has been able to get an update on the Orléans Health Hub, thanks to several activities surrounding this large-scale project.

On Thursday, November 16, 120 people attended a town hall session in Orléans. They met with representatives of the eight partners involved in this project, discovered the first architectural renderings and learnt about the different services that will be offered at the Hub. Lise Vaillancourt, project director, and Marie-France Lalonde, MPP for Ottawa-Orléans, were also on hand to answer many questions from the public. The meeting was held at the Heritage Complex, which graciously offered its large meeting room for the community event.

The following day, two billboards were unveiled on the Hub site, on Mer Bleue Road, presenting an architectural rendering of the future building.

A call for tenders will be launched shortly to choose the contractor, who will then launch the construction process.

The Orléans Health Hub, a project of the government of Ontario, is a partnership between Montfort and Bruyère Continuing Care, Champlain LHIN Home and Community Care, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre, Geriatric Psychiatry Community Services of Ottawa, Ottawa Public Health and Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa.

The Orléans Health Hub will be a unique and innovative model bringing under one roof a wide range of specialized and community healthcare services for patients with several chronic conditions requiring coordinated care. In addition, once the project is completed, residents of the greater Orléans area, from newborns to seniors, will have access to integrated programs close to home, focused on their needs and offered in both official languages.

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Additional information, interview requests:

Communications Department, Hôpital Montfort
613-746-4621, ext. 2049