Hospital grows with the territory


As Canberra continues to grow, so is our main hospital. Stage 1 of the Canberra Hospital Emergency Department expansion is now open and includes a new Emergency Medicine Unit and Mental Health Short Stay Unit.

More new areas of the expansion will also open throughout 2016. Next in line is a new paediatric streaming space that will provide a separate waiting and treatment area where children and young people can sit with their families. When the works are complete, the Emergency Department will have 21 extra treatment spaces, three more ambulance bays and an extra 1,000 square metres of floor area.

The expansion of the Emergency Department is part of the $909 million Health Infrastructure Program.

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