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Cambridge Memorial Hospital Expansion | ?m | 4fl | U/C
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Cambridge Memorial Hospital Expansion
700 Coronation Blvd
https://www.cmh.org/about/transformation-cmh
Construction firm: Bondfield Construction
Project: A combination of renovations and new construction, the hospital will see an increase in up to 52 beds for a total of up to 197 beds. Expanded clinical services, including the emergency department, surgery services,medicine, mental health, obstetrics and rehabilitation. Expanded clinical support services, including its laboratory, diagnostic imaging and central supply services. An inviting lobby and reception area, with intuitive way finding to make it easier to navigate the building and access to common clinical services and retail area. A new medical education campus.

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Contractor selected for Cambridge Memorial Hospital expansion
September 2, 2014 | CTV Kitchener | LINK

Quote:Concord-based Bondfield Construction will handle renovation work at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, officials with the hospital and Infrastructure Ontario announced Tuesday.

According to a press release issued by the two organizations, the renovation will cost $187 million and see the hospital’s capacity increase by 52 beds.
Also included will be an expansion of the hospital’s emergency department, clinical support services and rehabilitation facilities, as well as a new medical education campus and reception

“This is a thrilling day for the hospital and the communities of Cambridge and North Dumfries,” hospital president Patrick Gaskin said in the release.
“In five short years, our patients will have access to expanded services in a brand new, modern hospital that is designed to meet our growing communities’ needs for generations to come.”

Construction is expected to begin in the near future.
Bondfield’s website lists CMH as one of 25 health care projects it has worked on in Ontario, with others including two at Kitchener’s Grand River Hospital site and a $50-million renovation at Brantford General Hospital.
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Groundbreaking marks official start of Cambridge Memorial Hospital expansion

September 15, 2014 | CTV Kitchener | LINK

Quote:Monday marked a day years in the making, as sod was turned to officially begin the Cambridge Memorial Hospital expansion project.
“Today is an incredible day. It’s a real celebration for our community,” hospital president Patrick Gaskin told CTV News.
Local and provincial dignitaries were on hand for the event, as the province has pledged up to $220 million for the redevelopment.

That money only covers the cost of building the expansion – not of filling it with all the equipment hospital officials hope to add.
“All of our beds and equipment … that’s all private money,” said Ken Zelazny, chair of the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation.
“We’re going to be doing a lot more fundraising events.”

Once it’s completed in 2019, the hospital will have 52 new beds, bringing its total to 197.
It will also have an emergency room twice the size of the current one, expanded laboratory and diagnostic imaging services, and new medical training facilities.

“We won’t be improvising. When we need space, we’ll have the space,” said Angela Bignell, a porter at the hospital who took part in the groundbreaking herself.

“We’ve always been promised that we were going to grow with the community. It’s really nice to see it actually come to fruition.”
As construction progresses, the hospital will remain in full operation.

“There’s going to be a lot of changes, which we’ll communicate widely,” said Gaskin.
Bondfield Construction is financing and building the expansion.
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Article talking about the potential need for further hospital beds in the region.
http://m.therecord.com/news-story/569688...n-a-decade
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Hmmm, long overdue. Another P3 IO project, eh?
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Wouldn't surprise me if a new hospital did become necessary in time, regardless of the creation of alternative spaces. CMH can't really get any bigger after this expansion is completed and Grand River can only expand if they buy the Sun Life lot.
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(06-26-2015, 10:32 AM)DHLawrence Wrote: Wouldn't surprise me if a new hospital did become necessary in time, regardless of the creation of alternative spaces. CMH can't really get any bigger after this expansion is completed and Grand River can only expand if they buy the Sun Life lot.

Or tear down the parking garage/deck (new parking would have to be found somewhere nearby, of course).

But there is quite a lot of room to grow in Freeport yet. 
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(06-26-2015, 10:32 AM)DHLawrence Wrote: Grand River can only expand if they buy the Sun Life lot.

Not so. The Northwest corner is a two storey structure which could easily be replaced with a 20 storey building. This would effectively double the available space in GRH.

Mind you, I would prefer if they extend into the Sun Life lot (possibly with some shared parking structure), but let's not limit ourselves unnecessarily.
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(06-26-2015, 10:32 AM)DHLawrence Wrote: Wouldn't surprise me if a new hospital did become necessary in time, regardless of the creation of alternative spaces. CMH can't really get any bigger after this expansion is completed and Grand River can only expand if they buy the Sun Life lot.

In talking to people in the local health care profession, they all say, in Waterloo Region, expanding hospitals the way they have been is foolish, we need another hospital built, and that's the only way to deal with the demand.

I don't think we should be looking at building on the same location.  A new location will help EMS times too
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#10
Windsor is going through the same thing. Both main hospital sites are pretty much at their maximum and their emergency rooms are smaller than provincial regulations mandate, so the city is searching for a new site.
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I appreciate that Waterloo is anti-services, but I am surprised they haven't found an excuse to parlay some of these redeveloping lands near the Universities into a hospital yet.
I realize the UW ownership makes it untenable, but I think something in the R&T park would work well, in terms of access (especially once it has an LRT stop!), distance from the other hospitals, and ability for other specialist firms to locate nearby.
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(06-27-2015, 12:34 PM)Osiris Wrote: I appreciate that Waterloo is anti-services, but I am surprised they haven't found an excuse to parlay some of these redeveloping lands near the Universities into a hospital yet.
I realize the UW ownership makes it untenable, but I think something in the R&T park would work well, in terms of access (especially once it has an LRT stop!), distance from the other hospitals, and ability for other specialist firms to locate nearby.

Completely agree. I think UW's North Campus is an ideal location for a new hospital and would serve Waterloo well. There is lots of land right off Westmount Road that would be ideal and give great access. Being university land, the zoning permits a hospital. It is also very central to much of the City and the northwest sides of the Region.

Perhaps a new state of the art teaching hospital and medical school for UW to compliment the School of Pharmacy and School of Optometry and existing partnership with McMaster University??
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I like the idea of the R&T Park as a location for a hospital, but is that where the demand is?
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(06-27-2015, 03:08 PM)The85 Wrote: Perhaps a new state of the art teaching hospital and medical school for UW to compliment the School of Pharmacy and School of Optometry and existing partnership with McMaster University??

UW has been trying for a while. The Province has repeatedly said no.
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(06-27-2015, 03:58 PM)mpd618 Wrote: I like the idea of the R&T Park as a location for a hospital, but is that where the demand is?

I can't speak to demand; I would have a hard time defining it and suspect that it would have too strong of a current-location effect. I look at it simply from a geographic and demographic distribution. Any further north and you're isolating it, any further south and you're overlapping with GRH and St. Mary's, never mind going to have a hard time finding suitable, affordable land.

With that in mind I'd hate to suggest it goes further east or west as the notion of a suburban hospital bothers me for reasons unknown, although I guess a case could be made to put one near the expressway, perhaps off of Riverbend drive? I can already hear the cries of Laurelwood residents being slighted, however.

And I would certainly put it in Waterloo as Cambridge has their own and it's reasonably central to the city.

Where do you envision the demand being?
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