Funding Priorities

Building Space Between the Walls

With west Ottawa’s only Emergency Department (ED) in one of the fastest growing hospital catchment areas in the country, QCH has an immediate need to create more space between its walls. Most days, QCH operates at or beyond capacity. With hundreds of patients being treated every day in our ED, those that require admission may wait for hours on a hallway gurney until an inpatient bed is available.

You can change that.

Your generosity will help build a comfortable, modern, fully-equipped space for 15 inpatient beds at QCH. There is no government funding for this urgently-needed project. At a cost of $230,000 for each bed area, donations from caring supporters in our community will cover:

  • Headwalls (lighting, electrical outlets, cabling, call system, medical gas and vacuum system connections)
  • Vital signs monitors
  • Patient beds
  • Hand washing stations
  • Privacy walls and curtains


The new patient bed area will be serviced with a nursing station and medication room, and will be located close to the Emergency Department, Diagnostic Imaging Department and Operating Rooms to improve patient flow for fast, efficient, and integrated care.


Advancing Surgery. Advancing Care.

Tens of thousands of patients rely on Queensway Carleton Hospital’s (QCH) surgical services every year, from simple diagnostic procedures to life-saving emergency care. With one of Ottawa’s busiest emergency departments and our regionally renowned Total Joint Assessment Clinic, our services are in demand now, more than ever. To ensure we meet this growing need, and continue to advance surgery and patient care for our community, it is essential that we have the best and latest surgical equipment.

Dr. Joel Weaver, Chief & Medical Director, Perioperative & Surgical Services (left) and Steve Periard, Clinical Manager of Perioperative Services (right).

A donation of $150,000 will upgrade an operating room with:

  • High-definition cameras and monitors
  • Overhead booms for medical gas lines, electrical power and audio,visual and data cabling
  • improved surgical lighting
  • Surgical tables, tools, and scopes


Your investment will help transform our 11 surgical suites with technology and equipment that will reduce wait times, build capacity, attract the best and brightest surgical talent, and most importantly, improve outcomes for our patients.

Learn more and donate to our Advancing Surgery Campaign.

The Latest and Best Medical Technology and Equipment

A specialized monitor for patients needing an MRI scan is just one of the new pieces of equipment QCH must purchase this year to improve patient comfort and safety.

Replacing medical equipment that is out-of-date, or at the end of its useful life, and purchasing the latest and best medical technology is essential for providing the highest standard of healthcare to our rapidly growing community.

Many people are surprised to learn there is no government funding for hospital equipment purchases.

The entire cost of new tools and technology must be covered by donations from people like you.

This year, due to COVID-19, the need is even greater, as some purchases planned for the future had to be expedited to care for an increased number of patients and their urgent needs.

Your investment today in medical technology will:

  • Support expanded program and services
  • Increase efficiency and help reduce wait times
  • Improve patient comfort and safety
  • Shorten hospital stays
  • Improve patient outcomes
  • Attract the best and brightest medical talent