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Wodenites take note, power generation at the Hospital is on the table

By johnboy - 9 December 2011 4

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Chief Minister Gallagher is asking for feedback on possible plans for securing the growing electricity needs of Canberra Hospital.

“The redevelopment of the Canberra Hospital campus and the implementation of new information and e-health technologies will mean increasing requirements for data storage and energy as the hospital increases in size and capacity.

“The expansion of infrastructure and services is essential if we are to meet the demands of the future and ensure that the high standard of health care currently experienced in the ACT continues into the future.

“The Health Directorate has commenced work on a study into Canberra Hospital’s energy requirements as the redevelopment of the hospital campus gains momentum,” the Chief Minister said.

The energy sustainability feasibility study explores scenarios to make the hospital more energy efficient, including the possibility of centralising energy equipment in a central plant that will serve multiple buildings and also the possibility of implementing co- or tri-generation as part of the model.

“Input from the community at this early stage will ensure that the community’s feedback will be used in the development of the criteria on which various energy options will be assessed before reaching any decision and proceeding through to the next stage,” the Chief Minister said.

The three options to be considered include:

— Existing Energy Setup – continuing with separate energy equipment located in different buildings on site as part of future growth
— Central Energy Plant – all energy equipment to serve multiple buildings located together
— Central Energy Plant and Power Generation – a central plant with capability for onsite power generation

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Wodenites take note, power generation at the Hospital is on the table
dpm 6:41 pm 11 Dec 11

Deref said :

Not sure what the problem is….

I think you’ll find the ‘problem’ is, no matter what the story – bad news, good news, or just simple FYI info – it HAS to be complained about! Just need to find the complainable reason(s) for each story posted…. 😉

Usermane 6:31 pm 11 Dec 11

“Input from the community at this early stage will ensure that the community’s feedback will be used in the development of the criteria on which various energy options will be assessed before reaching any decision and proceeding through to the next stage,” the Chief Minister said.

Why is “input from the community” necessary to make an engineering decision? Are there people out there who think it’s OK for the lights to go out at the hospital? Why would anyone want their input?

Deref 4:55 pm 11 Dec 11

Not sure what the problem is. The hospital has to have on-site power generation.

54-11 1:09 pm 11 Dec 11

“Input from the community at this early stage will ensure that the community’s feedback will be used in the development of the criteria on which various energy options will be assessed before reaching any decision and proceeding through to the next stage,” the Chief Minister said.

Absolute bollocks. Never, ever has Katy Gallagher ever listened to the community. TCH has already made up its mind and nothing anyone says will alter that.

The only way that change will occur is in the Assembly, not as a result of “input from the community”.

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