In the Media

Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation is pleased to work with local and national media outlets to share information about our campaigns, events, announcements and news.

Located in fast-growing west Ottawa, Queensway Carleton Hospital has built its reputation as a leading acute care hospital by seeing the person in each of the nearly 500,000 people who turn to it for care each year. QCH’s agility and collaborative culture enable it to respond quickly to the most pressing healthcare challenges facing its vibrant and growing communities through advanced programs that reinvent models of patient care.

Below is a collection of our latest media coverage.


November 2019: Annual Giving Guide – Ottawa Business Journal 

Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation is delighted to be featured in Ottawa Business Journal’s Giving Guide 2019. Connecting not-for profits with the regions business leaders, the Giving Guide provides year-long visibility to participating organizations to showcase their mission, progress, governance and supporters. Please see page 9 and 60-61 for the QCH feature.


November 19, 2019: Séan McCann Live on Mornings with Stuntman Stu and Angie Poirier – MAJIC 100.3 

 

Séan McCann live on the air with Stuntman Stu and Angie Poirier talking about his December 7, 2019 Christmas concert – Séan McCann’s Great Big Christmas Party! In support of the Hopes Rising Campaign.


November 19, 2019: Morning Jam with Séan McCann – CTV Morning Live


September 20, 2019: Queensway Carleton Hospital’s mental health campaign reaps $465K from Harvesting Hope at the Farm Gala – Ottawa Business Journal 

Read the full article published by Caroline Phillips here.


August 30, 2019: Hopes Rising Campaign with Judith Scott and Dr. Falconer – CTV Morning Live


August 26, 2019: Hopes Rising Campaign with Judith Scott – CTV News at Noon


August 24, 2019: An Hour to Give with Sam Laprade – 1310 News

Listen to Dr. Andrew Falconer, CEO & President, Queensway Carleton Hospital, and other hospital and Foundation team members speak to Sam Laprade, from An Hour to Give (1310 news), about our hospital, our current needs, and our amazing community of supporters.


May 25, 2018: Sowing the seeds at Saunders Farm for better mental health unit at Queensway Carleton Hospital – Ottawa Business Journal

Read the full article published by Caroline Phillips here.


March 29, 2018: Hopes Rising Campaign with Nancy Crump and Jason MacDonald – Rogers TV


February 28, 2018: NetIP Canada helps Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation’s Hopes Rising campaign – Ottawa Business Journal

Last fall’s Diwali Gala was an extravaganza of lights, music and dance held at a fancy convention centre and organized by members of the Network of Indian Professionals (NetIP) Canada.

The cultural celebration also had a philanthropic component to it by raising money for the Queensway Carleton Hospital. It’s working to drastically improve its mental health unit, which hasn’t had any renovations or enhancements since the hospital first opened in 1976. Yet, the number of adults needing acute mental health services at the QCH continues to soar.

To read the full article published by Caroline Phillips, please click here.


September 29, 2017: Councillors raising $500,000 to improve mental health unit at Queensway Carleton Hospital – Ottawa Citizen

Ten city councillors have announced they are trying to raise $500,000 for the mental health unit at the Queensway Carleton Hospital.

The councillors, who represent the west and south ends of the city, are raising the funds in support of the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation’s $5-million Hopes Rising campaign for mental health services. They announced their $500,000 goal before a city council meeting this week.

The hospital needs to upgrade the space occupied by the mental health program, since there’s a growing demand for mental health services in west Ottawa. The space is frequently overcapacity, the hospital foundation says.

The unit has not received an upgrade since it opened 40 years ago.

To read the full article published by Ottawa Citizen please click here.


January 9, 2017: Inside the calm of the Queensway Carleton Hospital’s ACE unit for elder care – Ottawa Citizen

Every bed at the Queensway Carleton Hospital’s ACE unit is full on this sunny January afternoon, but the ward is strangely silent, its wide corridors nearly empty. The daily chaos of an acute care hospital is nowhere to be seen.

That’s no accident, says Cathie Gray, clinical nurse specialist in geriatrics at the QCH. Everything about the hospital Acute Care of the Elderly Unit is designed to be as calm and stress-free as possible. It’s the best environment to heal for its frail patients, who struggle with both chronic diseases such as diabetes or dementia and an acute illness such as pneumonia.

The 34-bed ACE unit opened in November, the second of its kind in the province and the first to be purpose-built.

To read the full article published by Ottawa Citizen please click here.


September 18, 2016: Queensway Carleton Hospital heads to the farm to celebrate 40 years – Ottawa Citizen

Since 1976, the west-end hospital has continued to grow, as has the population it’s been serving: from 90,000 to more than 400,000.

The 40 Years of Love charity gala brought everyone together under one magnificent party tent for a family styled dinner, shared together beneath a Harvest Moon.

So high was the demand for tickets that gala attendance swelled to 450.

The organizing committee was led by Sara Cinq-Mars, wife of Tomlinson Group of Companies president Kevin Cinq-Mars. There to welcome everyone was the warm and familiar voice of retired radio broadcaster Steve Madely, who served as the evening’s MC.

To read the full article published by Ottawa Citizen please click here.


February 18, 2016: $1M donation kickstarts Queensway Carleton’s campaign for mental health

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February 20, 2015: Queensway Carleton receives $1M donation for Acute Care of the Elderly Unit – Ottawa Citizen

The Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation announced Friday that the Myers Automotive Group had made a $1-million donation to the Acute Care of the Elderly Unit.

The hospital said the unit would be named the Myers Automotive Acute Care of the Elderly Unit.

A Queensway Carleton news release stated the hospital services one of the fastest growing and aging populations in the country. Currently, 14 per cent of the population is over the age of 65 in west Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley, the release stated. It said this population was expected to grow by 3.5 per cent per year, doubling over the next 20 years.

To read the full article published by Ottawa Citizen please click here.


November 10, 2014: Around Town: Living ‘la dolce vita’ at hospital gala for Queensway Carleton – Ottawa Citizen

There were chestnuts roasting, accordions playing and a five-course dinner, just like nonna used to make. For the men, the “George Clooney in Italy” look was all the rage.

Prizes were two Air Canada tickets to Italy and a stylish electric scooter from Scooteretti. You could pose with it in the party photo booth, with the Leaning Tower of Pisa as the superimposed backdrop.

A crowd of 363 came together to raise $200,000 for the hospital’s Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit. The hospital is in the process of raising $3 million for a new $11-million, 34-bed unit that will treat seniors with various complex health conditions.

To read the full article published by Ottawa Citizen please click here.


October 21, 2014: Councillors challenge residents in Queensway Carleton fundraiser – Ottawa Citizen

Councillors Rick Chiarelli and Jan Harder issued the challenge to residents of the wards – parts of old Nepean – this week. Councilor Keith Egli, whose ward also encompasses parts of the former Nepean is also involved in the challenge, said a spokeswoman for Chiarelli.

The 34-bed unit, expected to begin accepting patients in 2016, will be one of two acute care for the elderly units in Ontario, said Melanie Adams, CEO of the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation. Ottawa’s west end, she noted, has one of the fastest growing populations of seniors in the country.

The unit, with mostly single rooms, will be secure and include a staff of therapists, social workers, geriatricians and pharmacists. It will be only for patients who are aged 65 and older.

To read the full article published by Ottawa Citizen please click here.