Ottawa Hospital refers audit results to police, launches civil suit
Hospital has also referred investigation to Ottawa police
The statement said the hospital "identified grounds for concern" last summer through its internal control procedures.
The facilities and planning department manages capital projects and renovations at the hospital.
"As a critical and respected public institution in our community, we know The Ottawa Hospital is held to a higher standard in how it conducts business and manages issues that arise. We are confident that we have the appropriate internal controls in place to guide the actions and behaviours of our staff and the organization as a whole. We do not condone or tolerate activities contrary to our values," the hospital statement said.
"As the matter is now before the court, we have no further comment at this time."