Welcome to “Building CMH”. Here you will find information and updates about current and future construction projects.
In July 2011, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care approved the next phase in Cambridge Memorial Hospital’s Capital Redevelopment Project. Early Works II projects started in the fall of 2011 to upgrade the hospital’s infrastructure and to prepare its building for construction of a new wing. The hospital is currently in planning phases with the architects to develop sketch plans, which will be used to help consortiums prepare bids for the project when it goes to tender in the spring of 2013.
The building of a new wing and renovations to existing patient care spaces will provide the necessary space for CMH to bring new and expanded clinical services to our community. The reasons for expansion include:
Emergency Department – Currently, there are more than 52,000 patients visits per year in a department built for 30,000 visits. The Emergency Department needs to double in size.
Schedule 1 Mental Health Program – This will move to a permanent location and there will be an increase beds from 22 to 25 to meet service standards.
Intensive Care Unit – This unit’s expansion is necessary to meet growing patient demands and will grow from 7 to 12 ICU beds.
Obstetric – This unit still resides in the old part of the hospital. Relocation of the birthing program will be right beside the operating rooms so to minimize risk to mother and baby during C-sections.
Operating Room – The ORs will expand to meet increased demands and to provide room for technologically advanced minimally invasive procedures.
Inpatient beds – The current inpatient units are safe, but they do not meet current standards. Renovations to rooms will further decrease risks to patients when they meet new standards for infection control and accessibility requirements.
In total, the project includes 175,000 square feet of new construction and approximately 78,000 square feet of renovations to the B wing. The total cost of the project is approximately $200 million.
A community component for funding the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Capital Redevelopment Project has been raised by the Region of Waterloo, the City of Cambridge and the community through the One Voice, One Vision campaign. Additional funds to purchase the crucial life-saving technology and equipment that is needed to fill this essential expansion are needed. Please contact the CMH Foundation for more information.