More services and elective surgery at Calvary Public Hospital

More elective surgeries and an expanded Emergency Department will be the focus of a major new investment in Calvary Public Hospital Bruce as the ACT Government continues to future proof our health care system.

The number of operating theatres at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce will be boosted to enable more people to undergo elective surgery at the hospital. The capacity of the Emergency Department will also grow, with more doctors and nurses to staff the new ED when its expansion is complete.

Minister for Health and Wellbeing Meegan Fitzharris said the government was committed to expanding the capacity of health services across Canberra.

“As our city grows, so too does the demand for hospital and health services,” Minister Fitzharris said.

“This funding package will deliver a much-needed boost for Calvary Public Hospital on the northside of Canberra.

“It will provide funding for 81 new doctors, nurses, administration and other health professionals at Calvary Hospital over two years. This includes 46 new staff in the new expanded ED once complete.

“It will expand Calvary’s capacity to perform elective surgery, with two new theatres being commissioned and 31 new staff to support the theatres as they come online – one theatre to come online in 2019-20 and the second theatre in 2020-21.

“And we will ensure more urology services are delivered at Calvary Public Hospital with an expanded service to meet the growing demand for urology surgery in the ACT, with four new staff.

“Expanding these services at Calvary will help get people off the waiting list, and allow additional minor day procedures to be carried out at the hospital, and for these surgical services to be co-located with outpatient services,” Minister Fitzharris said.

These new services and infrastructure will see an additional $40.5 million investment in Calvary Public Hospital over the next four years.

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