New Emergency Department taking shape

New Emergency Department at Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital
The ongoing construction showcases the dedicated efforts towards the development of the new Emergency Department at Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH). Photo credit: Submitted.
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Construction on the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital’s (CPDMH) new Emergency Department is on track with dozens of workers on-site working on multiple projects. “A lot is happening with many moving parts,” explains Randy Shaw, Integrated Vice President of Corporate Support Services and Capital Projects. “It’s exciting to see everything coming together.”

In December, staff, physicians and Board directors had the opportunity to check out the new space. Randy Shaw, Integrated Vice President of Corporate Support Services and Capital Projects, leads a tour. Photo credit: Submitted.

In addition, work on mechanical and electrical systems is well underway inside the new building. The emergency power generator has arrived and work on the new elevator will begin soon.

“The contractor anticipates having the building complete by the end of May or early June. Once construction is complete, work to install the equipment will begin,” adds Randy Shaw.

“Thank you to our patients, neighbours and the entire CPDMH team for your patience and understanding throughout the construction period,” sums up President & CEO Mary Wilson Trider. “The new Emergency Department will support us in providing the very best care close to home.”

CPDMH staff members Kerri-Ann Campbell and Iris Rawlings check out the new department. Photo credit: Submitted.

The new ED will be linked to the hospital and will address current space challenges and enhance infection control standards. It includes 11 treatment spaces, which is an increase of five (or 83%) over the current ED. The new ED is being designed to improve patient flow for both walk-in patients, as well as patients arriving by ambulance. It includes barrier-free entrances for patients and ambulances. There will be a private family room inside the ED and more washrooms. Additional parking will also be provided.

“The CPDMH Foundation team is working diligently at collecting the remaining pledges from donors and working behind the scenes at finalizing the new Donor Wall, Physicians Wall of Honour and preparing for the grand opening celebrations this summer. We are so excited to share your NEW Emergency Department with you. This would not have been made possible without the dedication and commitment of our donors, our community, the hospital staff and our hardworking Campaign Cabinet,” adds Linda McGreevy, CDPMH Foundation Board Chair.

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