A New Hospital for Cambridge, North Dumfries and the Waterloo Region
Click here to see the latest webcam photo. Since Tuesday, March 31, 2015 a webcam has snapped a new photo every 15 minutes. Once the project is complete, our contractor will compile the photos and make a movie for the hospital and the community.
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.
Sketches and renderings drawn and provided by Stantec Architecture.
Six Benefits to our Community:
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.
Schedule 1 Mental Health Program
This program should be operating at 25 beds, however, the hospital does not have the space to accomodate. The Mental Health program will expand to 25 beds from its current 20 beds once the new tower is built and renovations are complete.
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
This birthing unit is the only clinical program operating in the older, 1950's 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.
The hospital not only needs more operating rooms (ORs), it needs larger ORs to accommodate the advanced equipment used in minimally invasive surgeries.
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 are designed with the toughest infection control standards and latest accessibility requirements. CMH is expanding from 143 to 197 inpatient beds. Almost 80% of them will be single occupancy.
Visit Transformation CMH Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Contract awarded for Cambridge Memorial Hospital's Capital Redevelopment Project - Sept. 2, 2014
- Five companies invited to bid on construction of new hospital - November 18, 2013
- Companies Shortlisted for CMH Redevelopment - September 9, 2013
- CMH RFQ media release - June 5, 2013
- Infrastructure Ontario's Upcoming Projects List - Fall 2012
- Infrastructure Ontario's Upcoming Projects List - Fall 2011
- Improving Health Care for Families at CMH - July 2011