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20 Mar 2018

States and territories across Australia are continuing to work together to investigate the listeriosis outbreak, which has been linked to a rockmelon grower in NSW (Rombola Family Farms).

15 Mar 2018

Canberra patients will benefit from a new ACT Health Quality Strategy that will ensure our hospitals and health facilities are offering person-centred, safe and effective care.

02 Mar 2018

If you are visiting the Gungahlin Community Health Centre, please allow extra time to park as the work requires the temporary closure of some car parks.

27 Feb 2018

As of April 2018 children in the ACT aged between 6 months and under 5 years of age will be eligible for a free influenza vaccine.

23 Feb 2018

The George Gregan Playground at the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children will be temporarily closed until May 2018.


07 Feb 2018

ACT Health’s Fresh Tastes initiative has today launched a new online video series featuring primary school children talking about healthy food and drinks.

31 Jan 2018

All medicines containing codeine, including some pain, cold and flu medicines, will be available by prescription only from tomorrow (1 February 2018).

25 Jan 2018

A highly potent opioid found in a recent drug seizure in the ACT is designed for sedating large animals such as elephants and rhinos, not for use by humans, Chief Health Officer, Dr Paul Kelly, said today.  Read more...

22 Jan 2018

As of 15 January 2018, the Child and Youth Dental Health clinics at Belconnen and Tuggeranong Community Health Centres have changed—providing greater accessibility, with the option of early morning appointments.

11 Jan 2018

From 1 February 2018, over‑the‑counter medicines containing codeine (such as some pain and cold and flu medicines) will be available by prescription only.