Who We Are

Nurses standing by the old hospital

Cambridge Memorial Hospital

Cambridge Memorial Hospital is a vibrant full service, acute care hospital committed to providing exceptional health care to the communities of Cambridge, North Dumfries and the region of Waterloo with a mission to "create healthier communities, together." We employ over 1500 staff, 265 physicians and over 300 volunteers.

To learn more about our programs and services, please visit the Programs and Services area of the website.

If you are interested in joining our team of exceptional people, please visit our Careers area.

If you are a patient or visitor, we encourage you to provide us with feedback. Complimentary or constructive feedback may be shared with Patient Relations.

Our Future

CMH's future is very bright. By 2024, its extensive and comprehensive construction project will be complete making it the most modern hospital within the region. At that time, CMH will see unprecedented growth in all major services, including surgery, medicine and diagnostic imaging. It is also a proud founding member of the Cambridge North Dumfries Ontario Health Team that looks to transform health for our communities. 

Our Roots

Cambridge Memorial Hospital proudly traces its roots to 1888, when the Region of Waterloo’s first community hospital, known then as Galt Hospital, opened its doors to treat patients in a localized health care setting.

sky view of the hospitalSixty-five years later, in 1953, a brand new facility was built on the current Coronation Blvd. location, which was better suited to serve the major communities of Galt, Hespeler, Preston and the Township of North Dumfries. At that time, the hospital was also renamed South Waterloo Memorial Hospital in honour of the local women and men that gave their lives for their country. As local boundaries changed and communities merged to become the City of Cambridge, the hospital adopted the new name of Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Prior to 2014, the last major expansion of the hospital was in the early 1970's when the Wing B patient care facility was built.

In 2020, a new patient care wing was opened, that boasted the latest building hospital building codes and technologies to help keep staff and patients safe. The timing could not as these features proved invaluable in keeping outbreaks to a minimum during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wing B renovation is slated to finish 50 years after it first opened for patient care in the 1970s and will boast the same advanced technologies and safety features as Wing A. 

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