Planning for the future

As our city continues to grow, so too does demand for health services. The Draft ACT Health Territory-wide Health Services Framework 2017-2027 underpins ongoing planning to ensure the healthcare needs of Canberrans are met today and into the future. An important part of this planning is providing infrastructure that will allow us to fulfil our goal to provide quality care when it is needed, delivered by the right team in the right place.


The Building Health Services Program 

ACT Health’s Building Health Services Program (BHSP) is a major program of related infrastructure building projects across the Territory that will meet the growing, and changing health care needs of the community. 

BHSP’s current major projects include:

These projects are informed by ongoing assessment and monitoring of health services capacity across the ACT, as part of continual territory-wide health services planning. This assessment includes a ‘role delineation’ process to assess the services available at hospitals, clinics and community health facilities in the Territory. Role delineation is an important component of health planning as it reduces duplication, identifies service gaps and opportunities, and supports efficient resource allocation.

Critical to any health services planning is collaboration and consultation with clinicians and medical staff. BHSP planning has benefitted from the oversight of a Steering Committee made up of senior staff from across a number of ACT Government directorates and executives from Canberra Health Services, Calvary Healthcare and the Capital Health Network. 

Clinical and user group consultation continues throughout the planning and development process for each project. Working groups are engaged to ensure appropriate clinical and other expert advice informs building design and planning.

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Page last updated on: 7 May 2019