More Canberra Hospital cancer inpatients will receive treatment in completely refurbished surroundings, following the opening of the second stage of the hospital’s cancer ward upgrades. The refurbished ward adds to our modernised cancer precinct at Canberra Hospital, including the treatment and consultation spaces at the Canberra Region Cancer Centre.
The refurbishment of Ward 14B is the second stage of a $22.4 million project that also included the refurbished Ward 14A, which opened in 2019. This latest refurbishment provides 28 beds for Oncology patients, and four additional bed bays. These additional bed bays provide additional capacity for Phase 1 trials as part of our Cancer Clinical Trials program.
Ward 14B enables Canberra Health Services staff to deliver patient-centred care in high quality modern facilities. The design and refurbishment have created a light, airy and welcoming space.
The addition of the patient/family dining area and therapy gym space will enhance the holistic care provided to oncology patients and their families.