University of Canberra Public Hospital given the green light
Property investors may be attracted to the Canberra residential property market after the ACT government announced the approval of a multimillion-dollar hospital in the capital.
The major development will boost the local economy - generating more jobs across the territory and potentially attracting more property investment in the region.
Yesterday (September 10), the chief minister for health Katy Gallagher and University of Canberra (UC) vice-chancellor Stephen Parker signed a Heads of Agreement confirming the construction of the new hospital at university's bruce campus.
The University of Canberra Public Hospital will benefit local communities with improved health services, as well as UQ's medical students.
"The University of Canberra already trains a significant proportion of the region's health workforce, our researchers are finding new ways to tackle the health problems our community faces and our staff and students are deliver health services to the community - locating a hospital on our campus builds our capacity to serve the community in all these areas," Mr Parker explained.
The on campus medical facility will also offer students with more high quality clinical placements, as well as research and academic opportunities.
The sub-acute facility will boast a wide range of health services, including rehabilitation care and day hospital and mental health treatment.
Ms Gallagher said: "This is good for patients, good for students, good for the university and good for our economy."