In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)

In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
ACT Public Hospitals

Canberra Hospital

5124 0000

North Canberra Hospital

6201 6111

University of Canberra Hospital does not have an emergency department.

Mental Health

Call Mental Health Triage on

1800 629 354

(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or

6205 1065

Poisons Hotline

For a poison emergency in Australia call

13 11 26

Drug and Alcohol Help Line

The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on

5124 9977

Health Protection Service

For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:

02 5124 9700


24 hour health advice 

1800 022 222


ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help 
during flood or storms

13 25 00

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Focus On Breast Cancer

This Focus On report gives an overview of breast cancer in the ACT, including a description of trends in incidence and mortality from 1994 to 2014, and survival from 1983 to 2012. It is important to note that men also get breast cancer.…

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Focus On Caesarean Section

This Focus On report givers an overview of caesarean sections in the ACT.  Caesarean section rates in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and Australia have risen over the past two decades. A caesarean section is a surgical…

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Focus on Cancer

Cancer is one of the greatest health burdens for the ACT population. Advances in prevention, early detection and treatment mean that more people are surviving and living longer with cancer. This Focus On report gives an overview of cancer…

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Focus On Cancer Survival

This Focus On report gives an overview of five-year cancer survival estimates for the ACT population for three ten-year periods: 1983–1992, 1993–2002 and 2003–2012. For the period 2003–2012, estimates are also reported for males, females and…

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Focus On Child Nutrition

A nutritious diet is a critical component of healthy childhood growth and development. The Australian Dietary Guidelines (ADGs) provide evidence-based advice about the amount and types of foods we need to eat to promote good health and wellbeing…

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Focus On Children's Physical Activity

A physically active lifestyle is associated with a number of long term health benefits in children including strengthening of bones, lower fat accumulation, improved self-esteem, reductions in systolic blood pressure, and reductions in depressive…

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Focus On Discretionary Food

Discretionary foods are foods which are not essential for our health. They are characterised by being high in saturated fat, added sugars, salt and/or alcohol. These foods contribute an excess amount of energy (kilojoules) to the diet and by…

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Focus On Healthy Ageing

An overview of the health and wellbeing of older persons, aged 65 years and over who live in the ACT.

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Focus On Healthy Weight in Childhood

Why is it important to have a healthy weight? Excess weight is a major risk factor for chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, some musculoskeletal conditions and cancers.

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Focus On Perinatal Mortality

Perinatal mortality encompasses foetal deaths (stillbirths) and neonatal deaths that occur in the perinatal period commencing at 20 weeks (140 days) of pregnancy and ending at 28 days after birth.

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Focus On Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the leading cancer among men in the ACT (2010-2014). The causes of prostate cancer are poorly understood. It is more common in older men and men with a family history of prostate cancer, but prostate cancer is not clearly…

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Focus On Smoking in Pregnancy

Smoking in pregnancy is the most important preventable cause of a wide range of adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Smoking causes obstetric and fetal complications and there is growing evidence of serious harm extending into childhood and even…

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Focus On Tobacco Use

Focus On: Tobacco use provides a snapshot of tobacco use among ACT young people aged 12-17 years. We used cross-sectional data from a triennial survey of a representative sample of Australian secondary students undertaken in the ACT between 1996…

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