Have your say on the future of our healthcare system

An artist’s impression of the completed SPIRE project. An artist’s impression of the completed SPIRE project.

Have your say on the SPIRE Project, which will deliver a new state-of-the-art emergency, surgical and critical healthcare facility at Canberra Hospital, by joining the Local Community Reference Group by Thursday 12 December.

The ACT Government wants to ensure the Canberra community has the opportunity to help shape the SPIRE Project, as it plans for the healthcare needs of the Canberra community today and into the future.

Expected to be completed in 2024, the development is the largest health infrastructure project undertaken by the ACT Government.

Some of the project’s major outcomes for Canberrans are outlined in the infographic below and in the video developed to explain the plans in more detail.

SPIRE features and benefits.

With the development will come a significant increase in treatment spaces made available to patients, and purpose-built infrastructure to enable new and innovative models of care.

Works have begun to prepare the hospital campus site for the installation of a two-storey modular building which will allow existing hospital staff to be relocated from the footprint identified for the SPIRE Project. The modular building is being fabricated offsite and will be ready for installation to start next month.

The enabling works will continue throughout 2020 and will include the relocation of utilities and existing services, ground preparation, and demolition of two buildings. Meanwhile the design of the SPIRE Project is also being progressed. Currently the design is at concept stage with input from clinicians, consumers and the community being used to inform the building requirements and scope.

For more information about the SPIRE Project, please contact the SPIRE Project Team.