University of Canberra Public Hospital named

johnboy 10 September 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher is letting it be known that she’s signed a Heads of Agreement with UC for the “University of Canberra Public Hospital”:

The Chief Minister and University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Parker signed a Heads of Agreement this morning confirming the ‘University of Canberra Public Hospital’ will be built on the northwest of the University’s Brucecampus, a location identified in January this year as the preferred site.

“This is excellent news for Canberra, which secures a new hospital for our city and signals the start of an exciting partnership that integrates the University of Canberra with the provision of healthcare,” the Chief Minister said.

“This is good for patients, good for students, good for the University and good for our economy.”

“The hospital will be a ‘sub-acute’ facility offering a range of rehabilitation services, such as neurological rehabilitation and older persons’ rehabilitation, as well as mental health services and day hospital services, such as hydrotherapy. It will be closely linked with the University, with spaces allocated for teaching and research within the hospital itself,” the Chief Minister said.

An initial sum of $4 million has been allocated towards the planning and design of the hospital, which is scheduled for completion by 2017.

A nice one to knock off before the caretaker period.

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