Why We Need A New Hospital
CGMH has cracks in walls, sinking floors, low ceilings, halls lined with storage and employee offices housed in portables – it’s not a secret that the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (CGMH) is out of space.
- CGMH serves one of Ontario’s fastest growing regions with an expected 64% increase in hospital admissions within 20 years.
- Our region’s population is rapidly growing and aging putting increased pressures on our hospital:
- Our population is projected to grow by 36.6% by the year 2038 and by 46.7% by the year 2043.
- Our ambulatory care visits are projected to increase by 10,000 visits by 2028/29.
- Our Emergency Department visits are expected to increase by 19% by 2028/29.
- We are already out of space. Our rapidly growing population is putting significant pressure on our capacity to care for more patients in an aging, overcrowded hospital.
- Our hospital is too small and outdated to keep up with the current and future demands of our community – more than 70% of our buildings are past their life cycle and some of our buildings are from the 1950s.
- Our emergency department is less than half the size it should be to treat the more than 37,000 patients annually.
- Our building has cracks in walls, sinking floors, low ceilings, halls lined with storage and equipment, and employee offices housed in portables.
- We need a new hospital as quickly as possible to ensure capacity pressure doesn’t impact the exceptional care we provide our community.
A Remedy For Growing Pains - January 2022
- In their January 2022 publication, On The Bay magazine tells the tale of Expanding Healthcare Facilities for the region. Read the full article here. (page 72 - 74)