University of Canberra Hospital

University of Canberra

Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation,
Recovery and Research

Rehabilitation | Recovery | Research

The University of Canberra Hospital: Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research will be Canberra’s first, purpose-built rehabilitation hospital.

The brand new hospital will be opening soon, in July 2018.

The University of Canberra Hospital  is an ACT Health public hospital for people over the age of 18 years, recovering from surgery, illness or injury, or experiencing mental illness.

It provides care for both inpatients and people receiving outpatient treatment and day services.

In July 2018, ACT Health rehabilitation, including mental health rehabilitation services from across Canberra will relocate to the University of Canberra Hospital, and doctors will start referring people.

In June and July 2018, ACT Health or Calvary Public Hospital will let people know if their care or service is moving to the University of Canberra Hospital.

An introduction to the University of Canberra Hospital

Learn more about ACT Health’s newest hospital and the dedicated rehabilitation and mental health services it will deliver.


Tour the University of Canberra Hospital

Take a guided tour through ACT Health’s first dedicated rehabilitation hospital.

Accessing our services

You must have a referral or appointment to attend the University of Canberra Hospital.

Most people will be referred to the University of Canberra Hospital by their general practitioner, specialist, allied health professionals or nursing staff.

Some people will be able to refer themselves for some services by contacting ACT Community Health Intake.

For more information about your care, speak to your health professional.

Patient care at UCH

Our largest rehabilitation centre

The University of Canberra Hospital will be the largest rehabilitation centre in the ACT and surrounds, with capacity for 140 inpatient beds, 75 day places and additional outpatient services.

The hospital will bring together rehabilitation services and specialist staff from many locations across Canberra into one purpose-built location—making it easier for people to access the services they need.

New facilities

The University of Canberra Hospital will have:

  • dedicated therapy spaces, including therapeutic gyms and kitchens to promote independence
  • therapeutic outdoor spaces that include a rehabilitation courtyard and recreational spaces
  • a hydrotherapy pool
  • a Clinical Education and Research Centre shared with the University of Canberra.

ACT Health has partnered with the University of Canberra to build a hospital with a focus on rehabilitation, research and education—investing today in tomorrow’s health professionals.


 The University of Canberra Hospital is located on the north-western side of the University of Canberra campus in Bruce, at the corner of Ginninderra Drive and Aikman Drive.

The main public entry is located off the new Guraguma Street, opposite the multi-level car park.

The University of Canberra Hospital will not have an Emergency Department (ED)

If you need emergency care, call 000, or go directly to your nearest  Emergency Department.  The closest Emergency Department to the University of Canberra Hospital is  Calvary Public Hospital Bruce. Canberra Hospital in Garran is the closest Emergency Department for people on the south side of Canberra. 

For treatment of cold, flu, minor injury or illness, visit your GP or an ACT Health Walk-in Centre in Belconnen or Tuggeranong. Walk-in Centres provide free, one off treatment every day of the year—no appointment necessary.

UCH front entrance