Health Infrastructure Program

About the Health Infrastructure Progam

ACT Health's Health Infrastructure Program (HIP) is building and improving health facilities across the ACT. Our aim is to bring the right services to the right place for the people who need it most.

The HIP is the single largest capital works project undertaken in the history of the Australian Capital Territory. To date, a total of $909 million has been invested in the program, including Information and Communications Technology (ICT).


Current Projects   Completed Projects


Latest news

Dedicated children’s treatment areas open at Canberra Hospital emergency department

9 May 2016

The ACT’s first dedicated paediatric treatment and waiting areas at Canberra Hospital Emergency Department were today officially opened by Health Minister Simon Corbell.

The new dedicated treatment facilities have increased overall capacity in the emergency department and will improve the patient journey for Canberra’s youngest patients and their families.

“The new paediatric treatment and waiting areas will improve how we care for our younger patients by providing a separate area in the ED with six patient beds, two consultation rooms and a private sub-waiting area separate to the emergency department’s main waiting area,” Mr Corbell said.


Construction starts on University of Canberra Public Hospital

8 February 2016

In 2012 ACT Labor announced its plan to build a new public hospital. Today Simon Corbell and I turned the first sod to start construction on the $139 million project. We’re delivering on our promise.

The new Hospital is one of the most important projects the ACT Government is undertaking, and will significantly change how we deliver health services here in the ACT.

We are committed to delivering the best health services to Canberrans, and the new facility will help alleviate pressure on our existing hospitals and expand our health facilities in Canberra – ensuring more patients can be treated for a wider range of health issues in the ACT.


First phase of expanded Emergency Department set to open

21 January 2016

The first phase of the $23 million Emergency Department expansion at Canberra Hospital is set to begin operation in the coming weeks, Minister for Health Simon Corbell announced today.

The $10m first phase of the expanded Emergency Department includes five additional beds for the Emergency Department’s new Mental Health Short Stay Unit and Emergency Medicine Unit.

“Mental health is an increasingly significant issue within our health system, which is why we are investing in a targeted expansion of our Emergency Department to improve how we care for people who present to emergency with mental illnesses,” Mr Corbell said.


Calvary car park completed early for the holiday season

17 December 2015

Calvary Hospital’s new $16.87m five-story car park was today opened for operation two months ahead of schedule and in time for the holiday season by Minister for Health Simon Corbell.

“To have this essential piece of infrastructure up and running two months ahead of schedule in time for the holiday season is a fantastic result and highlights the hard work ACT Health and ADCO Constructions have put in to complete this project,” Mr Corbell said.

The new car park, which was delivered within budget, is located across the road from the hospital’s main reception and will provide 704 car parking spaces, including 21accessible parking spaces – a total increase of 515 parking spaces for the hospital campus.



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