Canberra Hospital Expansion

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Key stats

Jobs created:



Over $600 million

Due date:

Construction to be completed 2024

Project status

  • Planning and Design

  • Community Engagement

  • Under Construction

  • Expected Project Completion

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The ACT Government is building a new Critical Services Building at the Canberra Hospital campus in Woden.

The Canberra Hospital Expansion is the largest health care infrastructure project ever undertaken by the ACT Government.

The project will help deliver a bigger and improved health care facility for all Canberrans, helping to boost health care capacity for our city and region.

The community will experience a new facility that is open, light and modern and which connects through to existing hospital buildings, providing a better experience for all hospital users.

The new building has been co-designed with hospital staff, health care consumers and the Canberra community. It will include more operating rooms, more treatment spaces and more intensive care beds. There will also be multiple outdoor spaces, courtyards and improved public facilities to make the hospital experience easier for staff, patients, their carers and families.

Patients will benefit from:

  • A new Emergency Department with 147 spaces
  • New and improved intensive care facilities
  • 22 operating theatres
  • Dedicated paediatric beds and spaces for children within the new emergency department and intensive care unit
  • 156 inpatient beds

The project will support hundreds of local construction jobs, including jobs for trainees and apprentices. Construction of the new facility is due for completion in 2024.

Find out more about the project on the Canberra Hospital Expansion website.

Project benefits:

  • Create hundreds of constructions jobs
  • Improve access to the emergency department
  • Build more operating rooms, treatment spaces and intensive care beds
  • Provide better spaces for patients, carers and staff to relax, meet and recover
  • Reduce the new building's carbon footprint by being 100% electric
  • Attract health care staff to train and stay in Canberra.
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