The ACT Government is committed to providing high quality health services to Canberra’s rapidly growing population, which is expected to surpass 500,000 people by 2030. As a population increases so does demand for healthcare. As part of this commitment the ACT Government conducted a Northside Scoping Study in 2017-18. This study included a Conditional Assessment and Strategic Asset Management Plan for the existing hospital.
As a result of this work the ACT Government has committed to continue planning a new northside hospital, with the aim to start construction by mid-decade. This included funding in the 2021-22 Budget of more than $10 million over two years. This funding will assist ACT Health in preparing a business case for the new northside hospital. To progress this work, ACT Health has established a Northside Hospital project team and has appointed commercial, technical and legal advisors.
In developing the Northside Hospital business case ACT Health will work with partners, stakeholders and the community to determine the right mix of clinical services and a modern sustainable design. The business case is expected to be ready for consideration as part of the 2023-24 Budget.