Canberra Hospital ED expansion complete

The  expansion of the Canberra Hospital Emergency Department (ED) is now complete.  

This expansion has increased the capacity of the ED by more than a third, offering the community more space and a dedicated paediatric treatment and waiting area to improve care for children and families. 

It gives staff a more modern work environment, and there will be 54 more doctors, nurses and other staff working in the new ED over the next four years to help meet the health care needs of our growing community.

The new ED also includes an expanded emergency medicine unit, additional acute and sub-acute treatment spaces, new resuscitation bays, a mental health short stay unit, and space to accommodate up to seven ambulances at any time.