Health Infrastructure and Planning overview

Health Infrastructure and Planning Division has corporate responsibility for leading and facilitating the development of wholeof-government plans (as they relate to the Health Directorate and health services), the Health Directorate Corporate plan, territory-wide strategic plans and clinical service plans that have a territory-wide impact.

The division also directs and manages ACT Health's Health Infrastructure Program, which includes health planning, coordination, management and implementation. It is also responsible for strategic accommodation, the Capital Upgrades Program and the Arts in Health Program.

Planning activities

During 2013-14, Health Infrastructure and Planning conducted planning activity for the ACT Health Business Plan 2013-14, the draft Clinical Services Plan 2014-2018, the draft ACT and Southern NSW Local Health District Cancer Services Plan 2014-2018, and capital and facility planning in support of the Health Infrastructure Program.

Health Infrastructure Program

The Health Infrastructure Program delivered a number of significant projects in 2013-14, including:

  • Canberra Hospital Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit extension
  • Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, Stage 2
  • Belconnen Community Health Centre
  • Tuggeranong Community Health Centre
  • Tuggeranong Walk-in Centre
  • Belconnen Walk-in Centre.

Section F.3 Capital Works, provides a detailed description of the progress on Health Infrastructure Program works.

Staging and decanting

The staging and decanting project provides for the continuity of services and multiple sub-projects that are a core requirement during the rollout of the Health Infrastructure Program.

Staging and decanting projects include:

  • relocating services and staff from various facilities to allow building works to progress
  • providing capacity for planned bed growth for service continuity
  • implementing strategies to ensure health service operations are not adversely affected during the demolition, rebuilding and refurbishment work on facilities.

Staging and decanting projects completed in 2013-14 are as follows:

  • the re-design and refurbishment of the former Emergency Services Australia building in Curtin to relocate staff from various sites to free up space in other health facilities
  • Gaunt Place-refurbishment and relocation of peritoneal dialysis
  • Canberra Hospital, Building 1, Level 7-additional beds
  • Canberra Hospital, Building 1, Level 8-additional beds
  • Canberra Hospital, Ward 14A, additional oncology clinics and office space
  • the relocation project of administrative staff from Calvary campus to Thynne Street, Bruce, which enabled the space released on the Calvary campus to be used for clinical care
  • the Calvary Car Park Feasibility Study to determine the future car parking requirements for both the public and private hospitals at the Calvary campus
  • Gungahlin Community Health Centre-relocation of staff to the new centre
  • Belconnen Community Health Centre-relocation of staff and services to the new facility
  • Centenary Hospital for Women and Children-relocation of staff and services to the new facility
  • 12 Moore Street-redesign and refurbishment of a leased area to provide office space
  • Tuggeranong Community Health Centre-relocation of staff and services into the new facility. This includes the fitting out and decant from the temporary decanting site, Greenway Waters Suites.

Planned staging and decanting projects in 2014-15 include:

  • finalisation of the refurbishment of Building 1, Level 5, at the Canberra Hospital for inpatient wards
  • commencement of construction works for a series of subprojects to provide clinical and office space for decanting at the Canberra Hospital.

Arts in Health Program

The Arts in Health Program includes the development and implementation of briefs for art in new Health Infrastructure Program projects. In 2013-14, this included the procurement of works for the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, the Canberra Region Cancer Centre and the new and refurbished community health centres.