What we do

Our hospitals and other health services

The Canberra Hospital

The Canberra Hospital is a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital, providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services. The hospital is the largest in the region and services a catchment across the ACT and the surrounding regions and includes the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children. The hospital is located in the suburb of Garran.

The ACT Government is also making major investment at the Canberra Hospital to include a new Critical Services Building. This is an exciting new opportunity that will enable a much bigger, better Canberra Hospital to meet the needs of the growing city. You can find about more about this major project on the BuiltForCBR website.

University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research

University of Canberra Hospital (UCH) is the largest purpose-built rehabilitation centre in the ACT and surrounding region, with capacity for 140 inpatient beds, 75 day places and additional outpatient services. As a sub-acute care facility, UCH provides a supportive environment for people needing rehabilitation or mental health care.

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce is located in north-west Canberra. The main campus in Bruce provides acute care public health and hospital services, and serves the communities of north Canberra, Belconnen and Gungahlin.

Clare Holland House

The second Calvary campus located in Barton is home to Clare Holland House Hospice, the Community Specialist Palliative Care Service and the Calvary Centre for Palliative Care Research. These inpatient, outpatient and in-home specialist palliative care services reach patients right across the ACT and in surrounding areas of NSW.

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Mental health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services

The Mental Health Department sits within the Canberra Hospital and provides care for patients with mental health disorders in an inpatient and outpatient setting. It also provides an alcohol and drug service.

Walk-in Centres

There are five Walk-in Centres across Canberra, dedicated to providing free health care for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses to anyone who is over 1 year of age.

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Community health services

There are seven community health centres across Canberra, providing general and specialist health services to the ACT and surrounding regions. There are also a number of community-based services that are provided across Canberra including:

  • Early childhood care
  • Youth and women’s health
  • Dental health
  • Mental health
  • Alcohol and drug services

Our birthing services

Centenary Hospital for Women and Children

The Centenary Hospital for Women and Children is a tertiary hospital, located within Canberra Hospital, servicing the ACT and southern NSW.

Birthing services include:

  • Continuity of midwifery care
  • Fetal medicine unit
  • Early pregnancy unit
  • Specialised antenatal clinics
  • Maternity Assessment Unit
  • Antenatal ward
  • Birth suite
  • Postnatal ward
  • Midcall
  • Publicly funded homebirth
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Special Care Unit

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce is Canberra’s northside hospital, servicing the ACT and surrounding regions.  

Birthing services at the hospital include:

  • Continuity of midwifery care
  • Antenatal clinic
  • Maternity assessment area
  • Birth suite
  • Postnatal ward
  • Midcall
  • Special care nursery
Page last updated on: 30 Sep 2022