A community update regarding the status of our construction project
As one of our closest donors and supporters, we wanted to let you know that the hospital is in a position to provide an update on construction of the new wing. At the April 24th Cambridge Memorial Hospital Board meeting the following was shared:
"Since December, three scheduled occupancy dates have passed. As such, we have lost confidence in the schedules that have been provided. Once we receive a schedule that shows a clear path to remedy our major concerns, a viable and realistic occupancy date will be communicated to you. Know that we share your frustration. We are deeply disappointed that we must wait to grow our services. My assurance to you is that we are working diligently to ensure that once we get occupancy of the new patient care wing, it will measure up to the high standards that our community expects."
Patrick Gaskin, President and Chief Executive Officer Cambridge Memorial Hospital.
For the full Community Update, please click here.
On behalf of the board of directors, staff and volunteers at the hospital foundation, we can’t thank you enough for your unwavering support of our campaign to raise funds for WeCareCMH. While the news we share today is extremely frustrating for our community, we are encouraged that the hospital leadership team will accept nothing less than the very best not only for our friends, families and neighbours, but for generations to come.
We continue to raise funds to provide the very best care for our patients, like baby Wyatt below.
Thank you for your ongoing commitment.
Angela Taylor RN, Dr. Manju Rajguru, Chief of Paediatrics, Amanda, Wyatt & Greg Cruikshank, Rosemary Lywood, Manager, Patsy Tonin, Clinical Educator
We are proud of the passionate care that Cambridge Memorial Hospital Staff deliver every day to patients, like baby Wyatt- CMH’s first Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Baby!
"Wyatt came into the world at 1:36 am. on Saturday February 16, 2019. Soon after it sounded like he was having trouble breathing. They did chest x-rays and other tests. It was scary at first, especially when they came back and told me they wanted to put him on a CPAP machine. This machine supports newborns that need higher levels of oxygen to keep their lungs open and assists them with breathing. He was on the machine for 25 hours. I found out afterwards that Wyatt was the first baby at Cambridge Memorial to use this machine. In the past newborns would be transferred to other hospitals, sometimes as far as London, to receive care. Wyatt also has a sister just 10 ½ months older than him and we’re fortunate because we had family locally to help us, but having this machine at CMH was a saving grace. It helped our family stay together and close to home.
Thank you to all of the dedicated professionals that helped Wyatt breath and to the donors that put equipment like the CPAP machine into the hands of CMH healthcare professionals."