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Death Cap mushrooms found in Canberra             

18 May 2015

The Acting ACT Chief Health Officer, Dr Andrew Pengilley today reminded the community that there are Death Cap mushrooms growing in and around the ACT.

18 May 2015

The $43.5 million facility will provide 25 overnight in-patient beds, which will be opened in a staged process once the unit becomes operational. This number allows for growth in the need for secure care in the ACT.

15 May 2015

ACT Health's Deputy Chief Health Officer, Dr Andrew Pengilley, has opened the fourth annual Fresh Tastes Canteen Fresh Expo, held by Nutrition Australia ACT in the Chifley Health Hub.

15 May 2015

ACT Health Director General Dr Peggy Brown today clarified that there has been no reduction in either bed or place numbers at the University of Canberra Public Hospital (UCPH).

04 May 2015

A free vaccination against Pertussis (whooping cough) is now available to all pregnant women during their third trimester.

10 Apr 2015

ACT Health ACT Acting Chief Health Officer Dr Andrew Pengilley this morning said the first Ebola test conducted on a female patient at Canberra Hospital has returned a negative result.

17 Mar 2015

The reference design for public consultation as been released, to seek input from the community on how it could be further improved.

12 Mar 2015

Temporary road closure at Canberra Hospital from mid-March until the end of April.

26 Feb 2015

This new handbook helps Canberra’s multicultural community understand the ACT health system.

26 Feb 2015

The ACT Government in partnership with the ANU will conduct an ACT Asbestos Health Study over the next two years.