Comprehensive medical services
Queanbeyan Hospital and Health Service is a 29 bed facility with an eight chair day surgery and a renal unit. The hospital provides acute, maternity, renal, community health, dental, allied health service access. The hospital also has an emergency department operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with close access to onsite X-ray and pathology. Co-located onsite are comprehensive community mental health services.
Community health services include wound management, early childhood immunisation, women’s health, social work and generalist counselling services, cardiac rehabilitation and respiratory rehab services.
First-class local services
Braidwood Multi Purpose Service is a 32-bed facility providing an integration of hospital and community health and aged care services. Currently undergoing a major redevelopment, the renewed facility will provide:
- Inpatient beds
- Residential Aged Care beds
- Emergency Department bays and treatment spaces
- Community health care spaces
Serving the region
Canberra is the health service and research centre of the broader Canberra Region, with major infrastructure supporting the entire community.
The Canberra Hospital (including the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children) and Calvary Hospital both offer tertiary hospital services. The Canberra Hospital is the largest public hospital in the region, providing care to more than 500,000 people through a range of services.
The University of Canberra Hospital is a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility for people over the age of 18 who are experiencing a mental illness or recovering from surgery, illness or injury.
The Canberra Region Cancer Centre provides various services to patients and their carers suffering with cancer and other related illnesses in the ACT and surrounding NSW region.
ACT private sector employment in health accounts for 18,000 jobs and is growing at around 3.3 % per annum.