Cambridge Memorial Hospital opens long-awaited patient care wing
Public can check out the new space on Saturday and wing opens to patients Jan. 18
After more than three years of delays, Cambridge Memorial Hospital is opening its new patient care wing.
The community will get a chance to look at the new facilities on Saturday from 12 p.m to 5 p.m. The wing will open to patients on Saturday, Jan. 18.
The emergency room, intensive care unit, birthing unit and mental health programs will be based out of the new area of the hospital. The $65-million dollar wing is more than 240,000 square feet.
Construction began in 2014, with an initial opening date of November 2016. The hospital's CEO Patrick Gaskin said the delays were because subcontractors working on the project stopped showing up at the site. The hospital ended up terminating the contract.
The second phase of the hospital redevelopment on the Wing B patient care facility hasn't started yet and there's no timeline on completion, Gaskin said.
After its complete, Gaskin says the number of beds will increase by 52. For now, the new wing increases the number of ICU beds from eight to 12.
What an ICU room looks like at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. <a href="https://t.co/Rb2HH8faAd">pic.twitter.com/Rb2HH8faAd</a>—@JHazlewoodCBC
Here’s the birthing operating room at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. <a href="https://twitter.com/CBCKW891?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CBCKW891</a> <a href="https://t.co/Fe0E5lkTOl">pic.twitter.com/Fe0E5lkTOl</a>—@JHazlewoodCBC