November 2017: The Myers Automotive Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit celebrates 1 year since opening to the first patient in November 2016!! Read the update here: ACE is 1! (PDF)
The Myers Automotive Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit is officially open!
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.
In January 2014, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care approved $8.9 million in funding for this 34 bed state-of-the-art inpatient unit at Queensway Carleton Hospital.
In order to meet an overall funding requirement of almost $12 million, QCH Foundation announced a $3 million fundraising campaign to seek investment from our community to cover the 10% share of construction costs and 100% of equipment costs to outfit the unit.
We are incredibly grateful of this caring community who support QCH and elderly care – 1,513 donors, to be exact! These supporters include our City Councillors, also known as ACE Ambassadors, service clubs, community associations, residents, businesses, and event participants and sponsors.
The ACE unit opened its doors for patients in November 2016.
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.
Read/Download our PDF ACE-Information Brochure
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.
Read this great article about the ACE Unit published in the Ottawa Sun and the Ottawa Citizen January 8, 2017: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/inside-the-calm-of-the-queensway-carleton-hospitals-ace-unit-for-elder-care