Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

June 18, 2009 11:27 ET

Media Advisory: Government of Canada to Open New Canadian Forces Health-Care Clinic at the Montfort Hospital Campus

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 18, 2009) - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, will preside over the opening of a new Canadian Forces (CF) medical and dental clinic at the Montfort Hospital Campus on Friday, June 19, 2009.

Also present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony will be Brigadier-General Hilary Jaeger, CF Surgeon General; and Gilles Morin, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Montfort Hospital.

WHERE: The CF clinic at the Montfort Hospital Campus, 713 Montreal Road, at the corner of Montreal Road and Aviation Parkway in Ottawa.

WHEN: Friday, June 19, 8:30 a.m.

Some 300 medical and dental professionals with the Department of National Defence are transferring into the new state-of-the-art facility to provide care to CF personnel located in the National Capital Region and nearby military installations.

The opening of the new CF clinic at the Montfort Campus marks the end of 48 years of provision of medical services at the National Defence Medical Centre on Alta Vista Drive, here in Ottawa.

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