About Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation
A contribution to Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH) Foundation is an investment in advanced patient care and healthcare excellence at QCH. Thanks to the generosity of thousands of individuals, businesses, community groups and granting agencies, our families and loved ones are benefiting from exceptional care, right here, close to home.
Located in fast-growing west Ottawa, QCH 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 our community’s most pressing healthcare challenges through advanced programs that reinvent models of patient care.
In 2021, QCH was named the #1 hospital in Ottawa by Newsweek magazine and has also been named a top employer in Canada by Forbes magazine.
Donations to QCH Foundation help support our hospital’s core programs and services including surgery, emergency care, critical care, medical services, childbirth, care of the elderly, acute rehabilitation services, and mental healthcare.
Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation adheres to the standards set out in Imagine Canada’s Ehtical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code
Since the doors of QCH opened in 1976, outstanding support from thousands of caring donors has helped transform healthcare for our community. These contributions have made possible significant additions and improvements to almost every area of the hospital, more than doubling the footprint of the original buildings. More modern, comfortable, spacious facilities improve patient outcomes, and the entire patient experience from the moment a patient walks through our doors.
Facility upgrades have allowed QCH to expand programs and services to meet the healthcare needs of our rapidly growing and changing community. Originally built to serve a population of about 100,000, QCH now serves more than 500,000 west-Ottawa residents.
Donations are also essential for funding new tools and technology. With up-to-date equipment and modern facilities, QCH has been able to attract and retain the compassionate, expert medical talent for which we are known. These professionals are a tremendous asset to our hospital, our patients, and our entire community.
Every gift makes a difference. Last year, supporters contributed more than $6M to QCH Foundation to help provide patients with the best care. To learn more, read the 2021 QCH Foundation Report to the Community here.
How your gift will be used
A gift in your Will for QCH Foundation could save someone’s life.
Your kindness and generosity is an investment in health and healing that will touch the lives of patients, and those who love them, for years to come. You may choose to support a particular department or care unit, or allow your bequest to be used where it is needed most.
Every day medical advances lead to the development of new tools and better technology. A gift in your Will helps ensure our medical professionals will have the latest and best medical equipment for diagnosis, treatment and bedside care.
Your bequest will also help support the construction and improvement of our facilities, so tomorrow’s patients can be cared for in modern, comfortable, therapeutic environments.
Every gift is appreciated and will help support QCH’s vision for the future of healthcare for our community. Our long-term goals are:
- seamless care, coordinated beyond the walls of the hospital
- an exceptional care experience for every patient
- a healthy, safe and engaging work experience for staff, volunteers and physicians
- to make the best use of resources, and foster sustainable healthcare