A much needed mini-hospital expected to serve more than 20,000 patients is getting closer to fruition in east Ottawa.
The province is moving forward with development, dropping $60 million into the Orleans Family Health Hub.
The clinic — offering family doctors, diagnostic testing, mental health services, day surgery, paediatric and geriatric services, dialysis, and cancer programs — will be located at Innes Rd. and Mer Bleue Rd.
“The new services in Orleans will improve access to health services for the residents of Orleans so that patients and clients will receive the right care, at the right time, and in the right place,” said Champlain health network CEO Alex Munter.
The project, which has been called the first of its kind in Canada, is expected to lower health care costs.
“This is wonderful news for the residents of Ottawa-Orleans, especially for families and seniors who will benefit from improved access to primary health care right in their own backyard,” said Ottawa-Orleans MPP Phil McNeely.
The polyclinic is set to open in 2013.