University of Canberra Hospital
University of Canberra
Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation,
Recovery and Research
Rehabilitation | Recovery | Research
The University of Canberra Hospital: Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research will be Canberra’s first, purpose-built rehabilitation hospital.
The brand new hospital will open in July 2018.
The hospital will improve support for people recovering from surgery or injury, or experiencing mental illness.
It will be the largest rehabilitation centre in the ACT and surrounds, with capacity for 140 inpatient beds, 75 day places and additional outpatient services. The hospital will bring together rehabilitation services and specialist staff from many locations across Canberra into one purpose-built location - making it easier for people to access the services they need.
The University of Canberra Hospital: Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research will have:
- dedicated therapy spaces, including therapeutic gyms and kitchens to promote independence
- therapeutic outdoor spaces that include a rehabilitation courtyard and recreational spaces
- a hydrotherapy pool
- a Clinical Education and Research Centre shared with the University of Canberra.
Located on the University of Canberra campus in Bruce, ACT Health has partnered with the university to build a hospital with a focus on rehabilitation research and education - investing today in tomorrow’s health professionals.
The University of Canberra Hospital will not have an Emergency Department (ED) because it is a specialist rehabilitation, recovery and research hospital. The closest emergency or intensive care for people who live on the north side of Canberra is Calvary Public Hospital Bruce. The closest emergency or intensive care for people on the south side of Canberra is Canberra Hospital in Garran.