“As part of the rebuild of our public health system, currently underway, we need to increase our bed capacity by a minimum of 400 beds. This involves a significant expansion of our health system and requires careful consideration of all available options to ensure we create the best public health system possible,” Katy Gallagher said.
Over the next 15 years the ACT’s public hospital admissions will increase by an estimated 77% and overnight hospital admissions by 49%.
The ACT Government is seeking feedback on the options available, outlined in the paper, on how best to provide for the expansion of hospital services across Canberra.
The options and predicted costs are:
– A – Expand on existing TCH and Calvary Campus (Business as Usual), 200 beds Canberra Hospital, 200 beds Calvary Hospital – $788,460,000
– B – Consolidation on TCH Campus (One Hospital Model), 400 beds Canberra Hospital, $832,840,000
– C – Build a New Northside Hospital (Three Hospital Model), 200 beds Northside Hospital, 200 beds Canberra Hospital – $730,810,000
– D – A Fully Networked and Specialised Hospital System – new acute hospital, 400 beds Northside Hospital – $687,650,000
– E – A Fully Networked and Specialised Hospital System – new sub-acute hospital, 200 beds Northside Hospital, 200 beds Calvary Hospital – $792,320,000