Following the tendering process, Chandos Construction has been awarded the contract to build the new Emergency Department at Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH).

Construction is expected to begin this fall and will take approximately 18 months to complete.

“This is a significant milestone for our Hospital and our community, and we are excited to welcome Chandos Construction to our team,” said Carol Anne Esnard, Chair of the Alliance Boards. “The new Emergency Department will support the CPDMH team in providing the very best care close to home.”

Chandos Construction is an innovative and collaborative builder with offices across Canada and significant experience in healthcare facilities. “Our Ottawa office is proud to be working together with the team assembled by the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital on this important healthcare project,” said Peter Weiss, area manager at Chandos. “This project will have a significant positive impact both to the community and to the local employment opportunities of over 200+ construction experts, trades and suppliers throughout the life cycle of construction.”

Funding for the construction of the new Emergency Department is being provided by the Ministry of Health and the CPDMH Foundation through the ongoing Healthy Futures. Together! campaign.

The new Emergency Department (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 per cent) 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.

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