ROTEL has been helping the community and visitors-in-need for 28 years. Primarily serving the communities of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, ROTEL has also welcomed guests from all over Canada including Canadian military members from abroad.
Years ago, the members of the Rotary Club of Ottawa South realized that with the development of several hospitals in the Ottawa area, out-of-town patients needing treatment could feel isolated and lonely. They knew, too, that having loved-ones close-by was proven to quicken the healing process. Unfortunately, there was nowhere affordable nearby for their family and friends to stay while visiting them at the hospital. The Rotary Club decided to build a nearby, low-cost motel to solve this problem.
RELATIONSHIP TO HOSPITALS
Our convenient, affordable motel is a welcoming place where hospital staff can confidently refer out-of-town families and friends of hospital patients. Specialized hospital clinic staff can do the same with traveling outpatients.
These specialized clinics (otherwise known as tertiary hospitals or specialized hospitals) care for patients who live both nearby and hundreds of miles away.
We are located near several specialized hospitals including: Ottawa Hospital General Campus, Civic Campus, and CHEO.
Where do the donations go?
The nightly room rate and donations are applied to staffing, ongoing operating costs, repairs, and a capital fund to cover major repairs or additions. ROTEL is strictly non-profit and Board of Directors positions are staffed by volunteers.
All donations are greatly appreciated. To donate or learn more please call 613-733-1412 or 1-800-267-4700