MYERS AUTOMOTIVE ACUTE CARE OF THE ELDERLY (ACE) UNIT
In January 2014, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care approved $8.9 million in funding for a 34 bed state-of-the-art inpatient unit at Queensway Carleton Hospital.
The Myers Automotive Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit will help meet an urgent need for specialized acute geriatric care and enhance a philosophy focused on patient and family-centered care. A specialized inter-professional, multi-disciplinary team will focus on treating the patient’s medical illnesses while striving to maintain their independence by preventing the loss of physical or cognitive abilities.
As an acknowledged regional leader in acute geriatric care, Queensway Carleton Hospital is ensuring that the ACE Unit is built on the foundation of the latest research and best practices in the care of the elderly.
In order to meet an overall funding requirement of almost $12 million, our foundation is seeking investment of $3 million from our community to cover the 10% share of construction costs and 100% of equipment costs to outfit the unit.
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November 20, 2015: the construction development project of the ACE Unit has been awarded to R.E. Hein. The project timeline proposed is 39 weeks.
October 14, 2015: We are very happy to share that QCH has received Ministry approval of the plans for building the ACE unit, and will be proceeding into tender. Thank you to everyone! Your support is what makes this project reality!! We are midway in our goal for the community fundraising portion of the unit.
February 2016: Framing is complete and walls are going up! (photos)
We are pleased to announce that the Hellenic Community of Ottawa has partnered with QCH Foundation, in support of the ACE Unit. The next 5 years will be dedicated to fundraising and support of the New Myers Automotive ACUTE CARE OF THE ELDERLY (ACE) UNIT in the Gold Plates Event. Get your tickets and learn more about the Gold Plate Dinner