ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, today released the report on possible sites for a new north Canberra sub-acute hospital, which identifies the University of Canberra as the optimal site.
“This is an exciting project as it will be the first time that the ACT has had a specialised sub-acute hospital".
"The new hospital will enable sub-acute services to be provided in a purpose built, contemporary facility with the focus on these services, without the pressure created by emergency care needs," the Chief Minister said.
The Report on Site Selection for the New North Canberra Sub-Acute Hospital identifies four potential sites including the Calvary Hospital Campus, the University of Canberra, Gungahlin Town Centre, and Block 12 Section 78 Nicholls.
The Report is available to the public on the ACT Health Directorate website www.health.act.gov.au/northsidehospital.
Feedback can be provided by emailing HospitalPlan@health.act.gov.au until Friday 2 March 2012.