Welcome to “Transformation CMH,” where you will find information and updates about our new hospital build.
We are on track to build a brand new hospital for the residents of Cambridge and North Dumfries. The construction will comprise a new wing and renovations, which 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 55,000 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 program will move to a permanent location with an increase in beds from 22 to 25 to meet our community’s needs.
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. The birthing program will move 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 do not meet the latest standards. Renovations to rooms will further decrease risks to patients as they will meet the toughest infection control standards and accessibility requirements.
In total, the project includes 240,000 square feet of new construction and 150, 000 square feet of renovations to the current B wing. The total cost of the project is valued in between $150 and $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.