Project status: Open

The ACT Government launched the ACT Health Services Plan on 8 August 2022 to inform how we will develop and redesign publicly funded health care over the next eight years, here in the ACT.

The ACT Government is committed to delivering a hospital on the Northside, and new health facilities closer to home in your communities. We want to collaborate with the community to design public health care services for our growing region.

We want to make sure you have a health system that is flexible, provides services that work together and delivers what you need, as close to home as possible.

The survey has now closed and we are currently preparing information about what we heard from the community about access to ACT health care services. These survey results will be published on this page.

The EOI for the Integrated Care Community Panel has now closed. Information about the work of this panel will be published on this page.

The next stage in this consultation will open on 12 October. We will be asking the community to help shape the planning and design of a new Northside Hospital.

A message from the ACT Minister for Health

How to have your say

The Northside Hospital consultation will open 12 October to 23 November, 2022. The community are invited to participate in a range of online and in-person activities to help shape the planning and design of the new Northside Hospital. Information about engagement opportunities will be published shortly.

The feedback we receive will help us design public health care services to meet the needs of our growing region. The ACT's population has grown faster than any other jurisdiction over the last five years and continues to grow. The needs of our different regions also continues to evolve as our communities change. In addition to the challenges of an ageing population, there are areas of service demand that we need to meet so we can make sure everyone has access to safe and effective care.

You can sign up to receive project updates to make sure you know about upcoming opportunities. You can also email us at HealthComms@act.gov.au to get more information.

  • Integrated Care Community Panel

    Expressions of Interest for the Integrated Care Community Panel has now closed.

  • Northside Hospital Consultation


What we are looking at

The ACT Government is committed to health care that puts consumers and their families first.

People access and receive health care services in many different ways - through their GP, in hospital, through the Emergency Department, Community Health Centres and Walk in Centres. People's health care needs change over time, and they access different health care services through different stages of life.

Our work is guided by an overarching strategy Accessible, Accountable, Sustainable: A Framework for the ACT Public Health System 2020-2030.

The next step is the design of a modern Territory-wide health care system that is accessible, accountable and sustainable, and works together to better respond to the needs of the community.


Past and future consultation

We have listened to the community through previous consultations and used your views to inform key initiatives and health policies. Recent examples of this include the Canberra Hospital Master Plan and the ACT Health Services Plan 2022-30.

This page will be updated with information on the next stages of consultation. Please sign up for updates if you would like to be notified about this.

List of where we've been 2017-2021 and where we're going 2022

Past and future consultation

Information from the infographic above is detailed in the accessible word document found here.

We will use your views to

Your feedback will be used to inform the design of health care services in the ACT. Consultation outcomes will be published on this page.