Media Release

National Capital Private Hospital annouce opening of major expansion and redevelopment

National Capital Private Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of the major expansion and redevelopment at the Canberra Hospital campus in Garran, ACT.

The expansion of the National Capital Private Hospital aims to service the strong population growth in the region, providing more beds and better facilities. The construction has been accompanied by the addition of more than 100 doctors, nurses and support staff to the hospital.

The redevelopment was officially opened on today by ACT Health Minister Simon Corbell.

"The National Capital Private Hospital redevelopment is an important step to improving people's access to expert surgeons, cardiologists, radiologists and other health professionals."said Mr Corbell.

The extensive redevelopment has delivered three new state of the art operating theatres, including a hybrid theatre for complex cardiac, vascular and neurosurgery; an eight-bed intensive care unit; and a 14-bed coronary care unit. In addition, 10 medical consulting suites have been built including a private suite for radiology and a range of acute care services.

Ms Elizabeth Porritt, General Manager of the National Capital Private Hospital, noted that the redevelopment was the result of a dedicated 22 month effort to ensure the hospital is able to offer exceptional facilities to its patients. Along with the construction of state of the art operating theatres and care units, the hospital has also upgraded the gymnasium to cater for additional rehabilitation patients and has included an onsite cafe.

"In addition, a refurbishment is planned of the existing 88 room facility to enable integration of the new building, bringing a total number of beds to 130" said Ms Porritt.

Healthscope Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Cooke said that National Capital Private Hospital is committed to providing Canberra residents with the very best health facility and services.

"The construction of state of the art facilities, which significantly expands the number of patients the hospital can now treat, means that doctors and nurses are better equipped to deliver quality healthcare outcomes," Mr Cooke said.

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