Three surgeons operating on a patient.
15 March 2019
Planning is underway for construction of the new Surgical Procedures, Interventional Radiology and Emergency (SPIRE) Centre.
The $500 million state-of-the-art facility will be on the north-eastern side of the Canberra Hospital campus and will boost the territory’s acute and hospital-based health care services.
Features of SPIRE
The new Centre will boost the number of operating theatres, delivering more capacity for elective and emergency surgery.
It will also have;
- more inpatient beds and a larger intensive care unit
- a coronary care unit for people requiring high level care for heart conditions
- state-of-the-art surgical, procedural and imaging facilities
- significantly expanded Emergency Department, enabling capacity for specialist emergency healthcare for women and children
The Centre will replace existing buildings and completely renew the north-eastern end of the hospital precinct. The site will also ensure minimal disruption to critical care services, such as the Emergency Department.
Construction is expected to start in 2020 with a planned completion date set for 2023-24.
To find out about Canberra's growing Health Services visit health.act.gov.au/infrastructure.