University of Canberra Public Hospital


The University of Canberra Public Hospital (UCPH), with 140 inpatient beds, 75 day places and additional outpatient services, will provide an environment solely focused on rehabilitation and support for those with chronic conditions, recovering from surgery, or with metal health issues to assist them to live successfully in the community.

About the project

The UCPH will be Canberra’s third public hospital and will be built on the University of Canberra campus in Bruce. The hospital will offer a range of rehabilitation services, support people in their recovery as well as provide targeted clinical services for older people and people with mental health issues.It will focus on supporting people in an environment that is specifically designed for rehabilitation, without the intense areas of surgery, an Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit. Clients will be supported to become more independent by addressing challenges and developing skills and resources to promote successful community living and an enhanced quality of life.

Features of the hospital include specially designed therapy and support spaces, including gyms, a hydrotherapy pool, kitchens and rehabilitation courtyards. In addition to this, ACT Health is partnering with the University of Canberra to provide a research and teaching facility. It will continue the ACT’s integration of clinical and teaching environments for the benefit of our current and future health care providers.

Construction of the hospital commenced in early 2016 and is expected to be complete in 2018.

Latest News

Further Information

For further information, please contact the Health Infrastructure Program by email at

Current and past editions of the University of Canberra Public Hospital newsletter

Further information

For more information about this Health Infrastructure Program project email: