Page 2026 - Week 06 - Wednesday, 7 June 2017

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public hospital. Those services will provide dedicated rehabilitation services to Canberrans in a state-of-the-art rehabilitation hospital.

That means that we are refreshing and updating our territory-wide health services plan. It will align with our commitments to expand the Centenary hospital, to build the SPIRE facility, to open UCPH, to open new nurse walk-in centres, and to expand the very important hospital in the home program.

I would reiterate that it is important that this planning take place. It is important that in yesterday’s budget we made significant investment in ensuring that this planning can get underway and can continue to address both the opening of UCPH and the significant health commitments that we made in yesterday’s budget.

We are extremely proud of the health commitments that we have made. We are extremely proud of this Labor government’s record on health. We are extremely proud of all our staff within ACT Health. And with those community organisations and private organisations that also deliver health to the community, we will do everything we can to continue to invest in health for Canberrans.

I seek leave to move the amendments circulated in my name.

Leave granted.


(1) Omit paragraph (3), substitute:

“(3) notes that the 2017 Budget will further the Government’s investment in the health and wellbeing of Canberrans by commencing the delivery of the ACT Government’s 10-Year Health Plan including through:

(a) establishing the Surgical Procedures, Interventional Radiology and Emergency (SPIRE) Centre at The Canberra Hospital to enhance the delivery of hospital-based health care through boosting the number of operating theatres, expanding the Emergency Department, providing a larger intensive care unit which will also include dedicated paediatric care, a coronary care unit, more inpatient wards, more elective and day surgical spaces and state of the art surgical, procedural and imaging facilities;

(b) expanding the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children with new services, including a new child and adolescent mental health unit, an adolescent gynaecology service, a new paediatric high-dependency unit, and paediatric intensive care beds;

(c) refurbishing and upgrading the Acute Aged Care and Oncology wards at The Canberra Hospital to enhance patient safety and security and improve the quality of inpatient services;

(d) delivering and planning for three new walk-in centres in Gungahlin, the Weston Creek region and the inner north;

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