University of Canberra Hospital

The University of Canberra Hospital is a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, for people over the age of 18 who are experiencing mental illness or recovering from surgery, illness or injury.

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Our commitment to providing high-quality and person-centred care ensures your stay is as comfortable as possible.

The University of Canberra Hospital (UCH) is a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility. We provide care and support for people over the age of 18 who are experiencing mental illness or recovering from surgery, illness or injury. You must have a referral to attend UCH.

Our rehabilitation centre is the largest in the ACT and surrounding region, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.

As we are a rehabilitation facility, we don’t have an Emergency Department and do not perform surgical operations.

Please call 000 or go directly to the Emergency Department at the Calvary Public Hospital or Canberra Hospital if you need emergency care.

Access Mental Health provides a 24-hour, seven day a week service used for assessment and treatment of mentally ill people in crisis situations.

Parking at the University of Canberra Hospital 

The University of Canberra Hospital provides free car parking facilities for visitors, carers, patients and staff. 

Parking for patients and their visitors is provided within Basement (P3) Carpark. Visitors and patients who are unable to find a park in Basement (P3) can source parking in the Multi-storey (P1) Carpark.

A number of mobility, short-term and set-down parking spaces are provided at the Hospital’s main entry, off Guraguma Street Bruce.  

Upon entering either P3 or P1 car parks, drivers will be prompted to take a parking ticket at the Boom Gate.   Patients and their visitors are able to validate their parking tickets at no charge prior to departure. This ticket can then be used to exit the car park at the boom gate.
There are three validation points at UCH:

  • Main Hospital Reception 
  • Mental Health Reception 
  • Brindabella Rehabilitation Centre Reception or
  • Faculty of Health (UC Use only)

Unauthorised users accessing UCH car parks who have no affiliation with UCH, will in the future be charged an exit fee of $20.00 for using the car park. Payment can be made at ticket payment machines located in the Basement lift foyer or at the boom gate, upon exit.

A map of all car parks is available here.

What other transport options are available?

There are a range of Community Transport Services available to the public to help with your transport to and from medical appointments, Details listed below. 

Flexible Bus Service: (02) 6205 3555
Communities @ Work: (02) 6293 6500
Transport Canberra: 13 1710 / https://www.transport.act.gov.au/
Canberra Cabs: (02) 132 227 (13 CABS)
Cab Express: (02) 6260 6011

Contact

Please contact Canberra Health Services Parking Operations on 02 5124 9759,or email CHS.parkingops@act.gov.au for more information about University of Canberra Hospital parking.

Contact

For general enquiries: 02 5124 0000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

For patient enquiries: 02 5124 2613

Address

University of Canberra Hospital

20 Guraguma Street

Bruce ACT 2617

Postal Address

PO Box 11

Woden ACT 2606

Ambulance Services

If we call an ambulance because you need emergency attention, you are required to pay the account under ACT legislation. Fees still apply if you are not transported to hospital.

Please see the ACT Emergency Services Agency for more information on costs and eligibility for free ambulance services.

Visiting Hours

Our visiting hours are from 6am to 9pm daily.

Please ensure visitors respect your need to attend therapies and rest periods during the day. Visiting may be restricted by clinical staff if your condition demands it.

A smoke-free environment

The University of Canberra Hospital is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not allowed in any hospital building or on the hospital grounds. This includes electronic cigarettes.

Free nicotine patches are available while you are in hospital. Please ask staff if you need them.

Street Address
20 Guraguma Street Bruce ACT 2617
Page last updated on: 29 Oct 2019