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Calvary ICU opened

By johnboy - 11 June 2010 10

Chief Minister Stanhope has this day opened a shiny new intensive care unit at Calvary Hospital.

The new 16 bed unit replaces the outdated ICU and embraces contemporary thinking and best practice from the ACT Intensive Care Network and similar facilities across Australia.

The $13.5 million facility has been designed with the input of nurses and medical officers from Calvary Hospital and uses natural light to create the feeling of space and a far more natural and pleasant therapeutic environment for patients.

Meanwhile the hospital is still not owned by the ACT Government which is paying for all the upgrades.

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Calvary ICU opened
emd 9:53 pm 12 Jun 10

tinea said :

Well, there are a lot of Catholics in government plus pressure from other sources. There is a preponderance of Catholic schools in Canberra. If you drive past Melrose High and The Marist Brothers Colledge you will see a great difference between them. The Catholic college being well maintained and with facilities you won’t find at Melrose High. The latter looks very rundown compared to it’s .

Red herring. Marist gets some government funding on a per student basis, but also gets private school fees contributed by the families who use the school. So I’m not surprised that they can afford better facilities.

As for Catholics in government putting on pressure, I doubt it. As far as I’m aware, Stanhope and Gallagher both have a personal history that would lean more towards supporting public, non-sectarian healthcare and education.

I personally think it would be great to have both a government-owned and run public hospital northside, and a private one run by LCM, to meet the needs of the wider community. I’d also like to see a second Birth Centre on the northside, closer to where most of Canberra’s young families are living. Women in Canberra do sometimes deliver in the car or ambulance before they make it to Woden, and the rest of the women travelling that distance would be grateful to have a shorter trip while in labour. The Birth Centre has a caesarean rate under 10% – the best in Canberra. Increasing capacity for their midwifery program would decrease the number of women who end up with complications from interventions, in turn reducing the number of beds taken up in hospital, and therefore making more beds available for elective surgery. The Birth Centre and homebirth are also the options most women in Canberra said they wanted when asked in an independent survey in 2009.

dvaey 7:56 pm 12 Jun 10

georgesgenitals said :

knuckles said :

georgesgenitals said :

And who gets the benefit?

well up until now it has been the Catholics whenever they talk of selling the buildings back to the tax payer.

And the community who is served by the facilities.

Honestly, would the hospital look at it as being able to serve the community better, or look at it as having an extra 14m thrown on their bottom-line?

If the government offered you money to ‘green’ your house, would you do it for the warm-fuzzy feeling, or for the resale value? Especially if youd already looked at selling your house before the government offered to give you money to fix it up.

georgesgenitals 6:35 pm 12 Jun 10

knuckles said :

georgesgenitals said :

knuckles said :

So the Catholics just got another $13.5 million of assets courtesy of the ACT tax payer.

And who gets the benefit?

well up until now it has been the Catholics whenever they talk of selling the buildings back to the tax payer.

And the community who is served by the facilities.

tinea 3:56 pm 12 Jun 10

knuckles said :

So the Catholics just got another $13.5 million of assets courtesy of the ACT tax payer.

Well, there are a lot of Catholics in government plus pressure from other sources. There is a preponderance of Catholic schools in Canberra. If you drive past Melrose High and The Marist Brothers Colledge you will see a great difference between them. The Catholic college being well maintained and with facilities you won’t find at Melrose High. The latter looks very rundown compared to it’s .

knuckles 2:11 pm 12 Jun 10

georgesgenitals said :

knuckles said :

So the Catholics just got another $13.5 million of assets courtesy of the ACT tax payer.

And who gets the benefit?

well up until now it has been the Catholics whenever they talk of selling the buildings back to the tax payer.

gun street girl 9:39 am 12 Jun 10

Great! Now all we need to do is find qualified personnel to staff said nice shiny new building…

emd 10:38 pm 11 Jun 10

There is talk that Calvary Hospital may still sell the building assets to ACT Govt. If the deal goes through this time, I think it will mean Little Company of Mary can build the new Calvary Private they were hoping to build with the funds, which would mean an additional 16 maternity unit beds in Canberra on the side of town where most of the young families live.

georgesgenitals 7:45 pm 11 Jun 10

knuckles said :

So the Catholics just got another $13.5 million of assets courtesy of the ACT tax payer.

And who gets the benefit?

kevin22 4:03 pm 11 Jun 10

knuckles said :

So the Catholics just got another $13.5 million of assets courtesy of the ACT tax payer.

That’s because John Stanhopeless is a dickhead.

knuckles 2:24 pm 11 Jun 10

So the Catholics just got another $13.5 million of assets courtesy of the ACT tax payer.

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