What if I can’t attend an in-person engagement activity – can I still have my say?
Yes, you can have your say using the online activity on the Northside Hospital consultation page. There will also be a virtual drop-in session on Wednesday 16 November from 5.30-7.30pm.
Why do we need a new hospital?
We need a new hospital in the north of the ACT to meet growing and future demand for public hospital services driven by population growth and an increasingly ageing population. It is expected the new Hospital will service the community for the next 50-70 years.
Will the new hospital replace Calvary Public Hospital Bruce?
The new Northside Hospital is not an additional hospital for the ACT but is intended to replace the current Calvary Public Hospital in Bruce. The new hospital will be larger than the existing Calvary Public Hospital in Bruce, and will account for increasing demand and our ageing population.
While the Northside Hospital Project is underway, the ACT Government will continue to invest in services and delivery of essential infrastructure upgrades at Calvary Public Hospital in Bruce to ensure safe and effective services continue to be provided for patients and staff. The project will be delivered to make sure Calvary Public Hospital can remain operational right up until the new hospital opens.
Where will the Northside Hospital be located?
The existing Calvary Public Hospital site in Bruce is the preferred option for the new Northside Hospital. However, a full evaluation of site options is happening as part of this early design and planning stage to make sure we have all the information we need to decide on the best location for the new hospital.
How long until the new hospital is built?
This consultation is part of our early design and planning stage and will help inform decisions about funding and construction. We are in the very early planning stages, so construction is still a number of years away.
The ACT Government is committed to continuing to plan for a new northside hospital with the aim to start construction by mid-decade.
This is just the beginning of our conversations with the community on the Northside Hospital and there will be more opportunities to have your say through future stages of the project.
What happened to the feedback I’ve already given on the hospital through the Designing ACT health services survey?
Your previous feedback has been collated and is being used to inform the project. This consultation is asking for more detailed information from you about what you need from a new hospital.