Ontario Construction News staff writer
Chandos Construction has been awarded a contract to build the new emergency department at Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) near Ottawa. Construction is expected to begin this fall and will take about 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.”
Funding for the construction is being provided by the Ministry of Health and the CPDMH Foundation through the ongoing Healthy Futures. Together! campaign.
“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,” says 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.”
The new emergency department will be linked to the hospital and address current space challenges and enhance infection control standards. It includes 11 treatment spaces, up from six in the current ED. The space is being designed to improve patient flow for both walk-in patients, as well as patients arriving by ambulance and includes barrier-free entrances for patients and ambulances.