An artist's impression of the new Emergency Department at Canberra Hospital

Upcoming building demolition will make way for new a facility for pathology and other clinical services. 

23 February 2024

The Canberra Hospital Master Plan will reach a new phase with demolition work beginning on Building 23.

The demolition of Building 23 and the adjacent Building 6 will make way for a new state-of-the art facility for pathology and other clinical services.

The next step in delivering a modern, accessible Canberra Hospital campus, it is also an early priority of the Canberra Hospital Master Plan.

It is also just one of many significant changes taking place at the hospital.

The hospital’s new Critical Services Building will open later this year, featuring a new emergency department and additional operating rooms, treatment spaces and intensive care beds.

The hospital is also home to the recently completed expansion of the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, and a new Cancer Research Centre to be completed in late 2024.

Multiplex will undertake the demolition work for Building 23 and will then progress to the demolition of Building 6.

Demolition work is expected to take several months and is projected to be completed in quarter three of 2024.

The Canberra Hospital Master Plan will continue to transform the campus over the next 20 years.

Planning work for Canberra’s new northside hospital and more community-based health centres also continue.

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