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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 05 Hansard (Tuesday, 11 May 2021) . . Page.. 1275 ..


The Canberra Hospital expansion is part of a long-term plan to deliver a world-class health system for the people of the ACT and surrounding region, which includes new walk-in health centres, an elective surgery centre at the University of Canberra and a new north-side hospital. Planning for the new north-side hospital is underway, with the aim of commencing construction in the middle of this decade.

Canberra Hospital, of course, is a key part of our health system. It is the tertiary hospital for Canberra and our region. The Canberra Hospital master plan will provide a comprehensive planning framework for how the campus can evolve into the future. Consultation on the master plan started earlier this year and important conversations across the territory have been had with the community and our expert stakeholders for further improvements.

In addition to new infrastructure, we are looking at how we can better deliver health services so that Canberrans can receive high quality health care when and where they need it through territory-wide health services planning. The territory-wide health services plan will identify priorities for service development and the redesign of ACT government provided and funded services across the ACT for the next five to 10 years. In developing the draft plan, considerable work has been undertaken on analysing current and projected future service delivery activity across the ACT public hospitals, and consultation has occurred with key stakeholders as well as analysis of current service profiles, demographic data, health status data and burden of disease reporting.

The Canberra Hospital expansion is just one part of our large plan for ensuring that Canberrans can continue to access excellent health care in the future as our region changes and grows.

Mr Barr: I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Papers

Madam Speaker presented the following papers:

Justice and Community Safety—Standing Committee—Bills referred but not inquired into—

Crimes (Stealthing) Amendment Bill 2021—Correspondence to Speaker, dated 28 April 2021.

Statute Law Amendment Bill 2021—Correspondence to Speaker, dated 28 April 2021.

Public Accounts—Standing Committee—Bills referred but not inquired into—Utilities Amendment Bill 2021—Correspondence to Speaker, dated 5 May 2021.

Mr Gentleman presented the following papers:

A Step Up for Our Kids—Snapshot Report Update, as at May 2021.

COVID-19 Emergency Response Act—pursuant to subsection 3(3)—COVID-19 Measures—Report No 10—Reporting period 1 January-31 March 2021.


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