Expanding the Intensive Care Unit at Canberra Hospital

Construction of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Expansion Project at Canberra Hospital has now begun.

The Commonwealth Government committed $13.5 million to expand the existing Intensive Care Unit (ICU) by providing eight additional ICU beds.

The ICU expansion project will boost the ACT’s critical care capacity by expanding the existing Canberra Hospital ICU from 31 to 39 beds.

ICU Expansion artist impression

This project will add these eight beds to inpatient ICU bed capacity prior to the completion of the new Canberra Hospital Expansion Critical Services Building Project, which will provide a significant increase in ICU capacity from 2024.

Manteena Pty Ltd were engaged to deliver the ICU Expansion project in 2020, with construction expected to commence in early 2021 with completion scheduled for late 2021.

This project has been developed to expand the ICU to the south of the current building, over an existing service road, allowing for an adjoining but standalone eight-bed ICU, with increased amenity for patients, their families and staff.

The expansion will ensure people from Canberra and the surrounding region have access to lifesaving care, acute medical treatment and intensive care monitoring as the region’s population continues to grow.

If you require further information, please contact chs.capitalprojectdelivery@act.gov.au

Page last updated on: 25 Feb 2021