UC’s hospital plan gets development approval

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SIMON Corbell says a development application for the University of Canberra Public Hospital reference design has been approved and notified on the public register.

“The approval of this development application is a significant step forward for the new hospital, and I look forward to seeing the start of construction early next year,” Simon said.

“The University of Canberra Public Hospital will be an innovative addition to the ACT’s health care system. It will be focused entirely on sub-acute services, such as rehabilitation and mental health services and will have a combination of admitted overnight inpatients, admitted patients in the day service as well as additional outpatient services.

“The hospital will relieve pressure across the whole ACT hospital system by freeing up beds at Canberra Hospital and Calvary, meaning that there will be benefits across the system in terms of hospital capacity and service delivery.

“The new hospital will also be a teaching facility, allowing for valuable practical training and greater teaching and research opportunities between the University of Canberra and ACT Health.

The University of Canberra Public Hospital forms part of the Health Infrastructure Program, the most significant Health infrastructure investment in the history of the ACT, with over $909m invested in the program to date.

The head contractor for the University of Canberra Public Hospital is expected to be confirmed before the end of the year, with construction beginning in early 2016.

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