Expanding the Intensive Care Unit at Canberra Hospital

A project which is just about to get underway is the expansion of Canberra Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). This important project is scheduled to commence in November 2020.

Manteena Pty Ltd have been engaged to construct the ICU expansion with total project funding of $13.5 million  to be provided by the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Community Health and Hospitals Program as announced on 3 April 2019. 

The ICU expansion project will provide a boost to the ACT’s critical care capacity of the existing ICU from 31 to 39 beds. The existing ICU occupies part of the third floor of Building 12 on the Canberra Hospital campus.

ICU Expansion artist impression

This project has been developed to expand the ICU to the south of the current building, over an existing service road, allowing for an adjoining but standalone eight-bed ICU, including storage as well as amenity for patients, family and staff. 

The expansion will ensure people from Canberra and surrounding areas have access to lifesaving care, acute medical treatment and intensive care monitoring as the region’s population continues to grow.

This project will increase critical care capacity while the design and construction of the Canberra Hospital Expansion is underway, construction completion is scheduled for the third quarter of 2021.

If you require further information about this project, contact chs.capitalprojectdelivery@act.gov.au

Page last updated on: 29 Sep 2020