The construction of a new hospital at the University of Canberra was announced by ACT chief minister and minister for health Katy Gallagher yesterday (September 10).
"This is excellent news for Canberra, which secures a new hospital for our city and signals the start of an exciting partnership that integrates the University of Canberra with the provision of healthcare," the chief minister said.
"This is good for patients, good for students, good for the University and good for our economy."
Ms Gallagher says that the hospital will be a 'sub-acute' facility offering neurological rehabilitation, mental health services and day hospital services, such as hydrotherapy.
The hospital is scheduled to be completed by 2017, with $4 million allocated toward the planning and design of the hospital.
"We are building a health system for the future with more nurses, more beds and better facilities. Once built, this new hospital will significantly increase bed capacity, as we continue to increase beds across the health system," Ms Gallagher said.
The location of the hospital was identified earlier this year in January and it will be built on the northwest of the University's Bruce campus.
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