Facilities

We offer various facilities that are available to you and your family and friends. Please see the information below on our specific services.

We offer various facilities that are available to you and your family and friends. Please see the information below on our specific services.

Food Services menu and meal times

We have a comprehensive menu that caters to the large number of specialised diets among our patients.

No hot drinks are permitted on the wards—please ask your nurse for information on tea and coffee making facilities.

Please speak with your nurse if you are having difficulty with your meals.

Meal times

Food Services deliver meals to you between the following times:

  • Breakfast – 6:30am to 9am
  • Lunch – 11:45am to 1pm
  • Dinner – 5:15pm to 7pm

Mid-meals

You can enjoy a beverage and a small snack for morning tea, afternoon tea and supper. The specific snack times are as follows:

  • Morning tea – 10:30am
  • Afternoon tea – 2:30pm
  • Supper – 8pm

Menus

Food Services offer a 14-day menu cycle that is designed in collaboration with the Nutrition Department.

You receive a menu each morning for the following day. They are collected throughout the day. Please ask our staff for help to fill out the form.

Uncompleted menus result in a default menu being delivered to you. This selection is determined by Food Services and the Nutrition Department to ensure your dietary requirements are met.

Special diets

Please order all special diets through the Nutrition Department. Please ask our nursing staff to organise a visit by a Nutrition Assistant to discuss your dietary requirements.

Kosher meals

Please contact Food Services five days before your scheduled admission if you require kosher meals. You must include your name, date of admission and anticipated length of stay.

Food options for family and friends

We have many options for meals and refreshments within the hospital.

Food and drink vending machines are located outside the staff cafeteria on Level 3 of the main hospital. Please remember hot drinks are not permitted on the wards.

Cafes

Cafes are located in the main hospital lobby, on the Ground Floor of the Canberra Region Cancer Centre and on Level 2 above the main entrance of the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children.

Please see the table below for opening hours.

Name and location

Open weekdays

Open weekends public holidays

Centenary Café by Zouki

Level 2, Building 11, Centenary Hospital for Women and Children

6:30am – 8:00pm

7:00am – 7:00pm

Zouki Main Café

Level 2, Building 2 (next to the Auxiliary shop)

7:00am – 8:00pm

7:00am – 7:00pm

Zouki Café and Kiosk

Level 2, Building 2 (across from Zouki Main Café)

7:00am – 2:00pm

Closed

Zouki Café Express

Level 2, Building 2 (near the main entrance)

6:00am – 2:00pm

Closed

Moira’s Organic Café

Ground floor, Building 19, Canberra Region Cancer Centre

7:30am – 5:00pm

Closed

Shops

The Canberra Hospital Auxiliary Shop provides a range of goods and services for patients and visitors the hospital.

We are open 7 days a week, except for Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. We are a cash only premises — we don’t accept EFTPOS or credit card.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday — 8:30am to 8pm

Saturday — 9:30am to 4:30pm

Sunday — 10am to 2pm

Public Holidays — 10am to 2pm

Pharmacy

There are a number of clinical pharmacists on each ward that ensure your medications are accurately supplied. Our ward staff administer these to you.

The main pharmacy at the hospital is located at Level 2, Building 1 and supplies all medication for hospital patients.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm and Saturday and Sunday between 9am and 4:30pm. Emergency Service is between 4:30pm and 7pm daily.

You can contact the pharmacy on:

Phone: 02 5124 2121

Fax: 02 5124 4624

Email: pharmacyreception@act.gov.au 

Terry White Chemmart Garran

Terry White Chemmart Garran is located in the main foyer of the hospital and can help with your general pharmaceutical needs.

The pharmacy also provides Diabetes Medication Reviews, fittings for medical compression stockings and garments and whooping cough and flu vaccinations. They are also a provider of the National Diabetes Services Scheme.

You can order specific medication that is hard to obtain at other pharmacies. Prescriptions can also be left on file at the pharmacy for your convenience.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday between 8am and 9pm

Saturdays between 9am and 5pm

Sundays 10am to 6pm

You can contact Terry White Chemmart Garran on 02 6281 4831 or via fax on 02 6108 3568.

Trolley Services

Various trolley services operate on the wards each day.

Trolley service

The trolley service is run by hospital volunteers and the Auxiliary daily from 10am. They offer a large range of toiletries, confectionary, magazines, stamps and other items.

Newspaper trolley service

The newspaper trolley service operates on most wards from Monday to Friday after 9:45am. Please contact the Auxiliary for special newspaper deliveries.

Library trolley service

The library trolley service operates on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9:30am and 11:30am. This service is subject to volunteer availability and times may vary.

Courtesy Bus

A free courtesy bus service operates across the Canberra Hospital campus.  The bus transports patients, visitors and employees between five pick-up and drop-off points:

  • Emergency Department
  • Canberra Region Cancer Centre
  • Southern Multi-storey Car Park (on Bateson Road)
  • Centenary Hospital for Women and Children; and
  • Canberra Hospital Main Entry (on Hospital Road).

The courtesy bus operates Monday to Friday between 8.00am and 5.00pm on a continuous loop of the hospital campus, departing approximately every 15 minutes.

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Flower Service

Providing arrangement and disposal of flowers in wards where flowers are permitted.

Page last updated on: 26 Oct 2018