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Ottawa Hospital (The)

Site: Ottawa - 505 Smyth Rd - Unit 1201

Service: The Rehabilitation Centre - CANVent Respiratory Services

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Contact Information
Office Phone 613-737-8899 ext 75318
Fax 613-736-9054
Primary Contact Dr Douglas McKim, Medical Director of the Respiratory Rehabilitation Program
Primary Executive Dr Jack Kitts, President
Address & Map
The Rehabilitation Centre
505 Smyth Rd, Unit 1201
Ottawa, ON K1H 8M2
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Patients with neuromuscular diseases and spinal cord injuries generally have weak breathing and coughing muscles. The patients breathing status is minimally affected by daily activities until infection is present or the disease becomes more advanced. 
Preventative airway management measures initiated at an early stage can prevent unnecessary hospital emergency visits and intensive care unit admissions. 
A comprehensive neuro respiratory assessment performed by a respirologist, respiratory therapist and nurse, determines the therapeutic interventions best suited to improve the patient’s condition. This includes a baseline pulmonary function test, the measurement of the cough efficiency and evaluation of sleep disturbances and/or need for breathing support.
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of) ; Québec - Western
Boundaries Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
People with one of the following diagnosis: muscular dystrophies * myopathies * neurological disorders * amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other motor neuron diseases * poliomyelitis * neuropathies * diaphragm paralysis * Guillain-Barré syndrome * multiple sclerosis * Friedreich's ataxia * spinal cord injuries * skeletal disorders * kyphoscoliosis
Application Applicants need a referral from either a family physician, or other medical specialist.
Languages English ; French
Fees Service - Covered by the Ontario Health Card
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1981
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health * Ministry of Long-Term Care; Local Health Integration Network; COPD Program ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 869042747 RR0001 (The Ottawa Hospital Foundation)
Date Updated 03 Mar 2020
Service Categories Chronic Disease Self Management Programs ~ Multiple Sclerosis ; Chronic Disease Self Management Programs ~ Muscular Dystrophy ; Chronic Disease Self Management Programs ~ Neurological Impairments ; Chronic Disease Self Management Programs ~ Spinal Cord Injuries ; Condition Specific Rehabilitation Services ; Hospital Based Outpatient Services

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