A new waiting area for kids at Canberra Hospital

Mother and child at hospital

Canberra’s youngest patients now have a more comfortable and less stressful environment while waiting for treatment at Canberra Hospital’s Emergency Department with the ACT’s first dedicated Paediatric Streaming Function now open. 

The new space has six additional patient beds, two consultation rooms and a private waiting area, which is separate to the emergency department’s main and very busy waiting area. 

The facility is a part of the $23 million Canberra Hospital Emergency Department expansion and is delivered with a $5 million contribution from the Australian Government.