To respond to Canberra’s growing and ageing population and the increasing demand for health care services, the ACT Government is building a new northside hospital in Bruce.
The new northside hospital represents an investment of more than $1 billion and will be the largest single health infrastructure project to be delivered in the Territory’s history.
The new northside hospital will be built on the existing Calvary Hospital campus in Bruce. It will be owned by the ACT Government and operated by Canberra Health Services, delivering a more efficient and effective health system for Canberrans. It will be a modern, state-of-the-art hospital for patients, visitors and its workforce. It will provide more beds and increased services than are currently offered.
The ACT Government’s vision is for a person-centred health system that is accessible, accountable, and sustainable. There are many benefits for public hospitals in the ACT to be managed under one operator such as easier transition and management of patients between sites and greater opportunities to strengthen and build our health workforce.
Transitioning operations of the hospital to Canberra Health Services creates an opportunity to plan and deliver a health system networked under one provider – with the ability to make the largest ACT Government health infrastructure investment, strengthen workforce opportunities and co-ordinate services.
Working in close collaboration with Calvary Health Care ACT, the ACT Government will begin the process of transitioning the operator of the hospital to Canberra Health Services. We expect that Calvary will work with us throughout the transition period to ensure a smooth and safe transition, for operations under Canberra Health Services from Monday, 3 July 2023.
With construction to commence by mid-decade, the northside hospital will provide public health services to Canberrans for decades to come.