Major construction works complete
On Monday 19 February the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Meegan Fitzharris, visited Canberra’s purpose-built rehabilitation hospital to mark the formal handover of the building to ACT Health and announce its official name - the University of Canberra Hospital: Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research.
The Minister said the name was fitting for the new facility, noting the dedicated role that this hospital will hold within the broader health system in the ACT.
The hospital will open in July 2018.
Over the next few months, ACT Health will prepare the hospital and its staff to deliver services to the community, including:
- building the café to be located in the heart of the building
- installing equipment and furniture throughout the building, and
- training and familiarising the approximately 300 staff with the new building’s layout and improved ways of delivering health services.
Rehabilitation courtyard complete
In mid-September 2017, the UCPH Rehabilitation Courtyard was completed.
The courtyard will support recovery by re-training patients in day-to-day activities and functional skills, like gardening, hanging washing, using ramps and steps, mobilising over different surfaces and negotiating curbs.