All surgeries and endoscopies rescheduled due to fire at Cambridge Memorial Hospital – CBC

No medical equipment was damaged, hospital gradually ramping up to regular operations, officials say

Oct 04, 2023

Cambridge Memorial Hospital is rescheduling all surgeries and endoscopies planned for Wednesday after a fire at the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

The fire was on the roof of Wing B. It triggered an evacuation, which meant patients and staff needed to be moved from Wing B to Wing A or C, hospital president and CEO Patrick Gaskin said during a news conference Tuesday.

“In terms of fracture clinic, surgical daycare or laboratory staff, we had staff and patients evacuated horizontally into the safety of Wing A and or Wing C,” he said.

Wing B had been mostly closed and unoccupied due to renovations happening in the area. Gaskin said the fire caused smoke to “seep” through Wing B and parts of Wing A and C.

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