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Date: 19 May 2015

National Reconciliation Week this year will be celebrated from Wednesday 27 May to Wednesday 3 June 2015. The national theme for the week of celebration is, ‘its time to change it up!’

Death Cap mushrooms found in Canberra             

Date: 18 May 2015

The Acting ACT Chief Health Officer, Dr Andrew Pengilley today reminded the community that there are Death Cap mushrooms growing in and around the ACT.

Date: 15 May 2015

ACT Health Director General Dr Peggy Brown today clarified that there has been no reduction in either bed or place numbers at the University of Canberra Public Hospital (UCPH).

Date: 15 May 2015

ACT Health's Deputy Chief Health Officer, Dr Andrew Pengilley, has opened the fourth annual Fresh Tastes Canteen Fresh Expo, held by Nutrition Australia ACT in the Chifley Health Hub.

Date: 04 May 2015

A free vaccination against Pertussis (whooping cough) is now available to all pregnant women during their third trimester.

Date: 10 April 2015

ACT Health ACT Acting Chief Health Officer Dr Andrew Pengilley this morning said the first Ebola test conducted on a female patient at Canberra Hospital has returned a negative result.

Date: 17 March 2015

The reference design for public consultation as been released, to seek input from the community on how it could be further improved.

Date: 12 March 2015

Temporary road closure at Canberra Hospital from mid-March until the end of April.

Date: 26 February 2015

Dr Paul Kelly (CHO) has advised Canberrans to be aware of measles symptoms after a case was notified to ACT Health.

Date: 26 February 2015

The ACT Government in partnership with the ANU will conduct an ACT Asbestos Health Study over the next two years.

Date: 26 February 2015

This new handbook helps Canberra’s multicultural community understand the ACT health system.

Date: 09 February 2015

ACT Chief Health Officer, Dr Paul Kelly today alerted the community that Death Cap mushrooms have been found in the ACT.

Date: 13 January 2015

Community forum on the draft ACT Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework 2015-2025, 6pm on 15 January at Belconnen Community Services

Date: 13 January 2015

The ACT Government’s new Air Quality Index allows the Canberra community to see, in real time, what air quality is like.

Date: 13 January 2015

Visiting hours at Canberra Hospital have changed to 0600 to 2100, except for Mental Health and the Alcohol & Drug Service.

Date: 13 January 2015

ACT Health took community consultation feedback received into account in the finalisation of the Preliminary Sketch Plan.