On Monday 19 February 2018 WCHM’s CEO joined the ACT Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Meegan Fitzharris, at an event on site at Canberra’s newest hospital. The University of Canberra Hospital is a specialist rehabilitation, recovery and research centre. It will offer physical and mental health services by referral, including tailored inpatient and outpatient programs.
Other attendees included representatives from ACT Health, the University of Canberra and Multiplex. The event marked the completion of major construction works and the handover of the building from Multiplex, and provided an opportunity to tour parts of the new facility.
The hospital, which will open its doors in July, will provide great opportunities of learning and research for the University’s students and staff.
Students studying at the University will have access to a 1,600-square metre training space. The Clinical Education and Research Centre includes an eight-bed nursing ward and two simulation suites. Disciplines to be taught in the space will include nursing, physiotherapy, exercise physiology, psychology and occupational therapy. Students will have the opportunity to undertake clinical placements and work experience, while research staff will be able to take advantage of the hospital’s facilities.