Transformation CMH

CMH's new Wing A Patient Care Tower

A New Hospital for Cambridge, North Dumfries and the Waterloo Region

Click here to see the latest webcam photo. Since Tuesday, March 31, 2015 the webcam has snapped a new photo every 15 minutes. Once the project is complete, Bondfield Construction will compile the photos and make a movie for the hospital and the community.

Click to see a video update (June 2016) of the project or the timelapse construction of the "bridge" - a walkway that connects the new wing with the current patient care wing. 

Below are some of the sketches and renderings designed by Stantec Architecture. Scroll to the bottom of this page to access all media releases and a FAQ about the project.

Architect's sketch of Exam RoomArchitect's sketch of Diagnostic Imaging

Sketches and renderings drawn and provided by Stantec Architecture. 

Canopy as seen from the lights at Coronation boulevardInterior going to level 3 from the Main Entrance

Six Benefits to our Community:

  1. Emergency Department

    The Emergency Department will double in size. Currently, there are more than 56,000 patients visits per year in a department built for 34,000 visits.

  2. Schedule 1 Mental Health Program

    This program should be operating at 25 beds, however, the hospital does not have the space to accomodate this. The Mental Health program will expand to 25 beds from its current 20 beds once the new tower is built and renovations are complete.

  3. Intensive Care Unit

    This unit’s expansion is necessary to meet the needs of our growing community and will expand from 7 to 12 ICU beds

  4. Birthing Unit

    This birthing unit is the only clinical program operating in the older, 1950's era part (A Wing) of the hospital. The new birthing unit will move to the main level next to operating rooms in the new tower so to further minimize risk to mother and baby, especially with C-sections.

  5. Operating Rooms

    The hospital not only needs more operating rooms (ORs), it needs larger ORs to accommodate the advanced equipment used in minimally invasive surgeries.

  6. Inpatient Rooms

    While current inpatient rooms are safe, they do not meet the latest hospital building codes and infection control standards. By making them larger and mostly single occupancy, the new inpatient rooms will further decrease risks to patients as they will meet the toughest infection control standards and accessibility requirements. CMH is expanding from 143 to 197 inpatient beds. Almost 80% of them will be single occupancy.


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