Health Hub opens its doors at the University of Canberra

18 February 2014: The Health Hub at the University of Canberra is opening its doors for business this week, with the student-led allied health clinics beginning to offer services from TOMORROW, ahead of a formal opening next month. 

The University’s Faculty of Health clinics will provide a variety of health services including: physiotherapy, exercise physiology, psychology, midwifery and nutrition and dietetics.  

In partnership with Ochre Health, the $15 million, four-storey, 4,800 square metre facility, will also host Canberra’s first GP Super Clinic, a pharmacy, pathology labs, radiology and other health-related services. 

The University’s Faculty of Health acting dean Professor Rachel Davey said the Health Hub will allow the University to strengthen its contribution to making Canberra a healthy capital.

“We already train a large proportion of the region’s health workforce, conduct research that supports a healthier community and are now excited to continue to offer high-quality health services through our clinics in this new facility,” Professor Davey said.

“This gives us an exciting opportunity to integrate teaching, training and research for better health.”

In addition to its potential for new student placement opportunities and extra healthcare services, the facility will also open up new avenues for research through collaboration with the National ICT Australia (NICTA), who will house their ‘living laboratory’ in the building.

The facility was built through funding from the Department of Health, Health Workforce Australia and the University.

The Health Hub will be part of an emerging health precinct on the campus, which will also include the new University of Canberra Public Hospital, the UC-ACT Regional Health Observatory and the Centre for Research & Action in Public Health.

The building is located on the University’s campus at the corner of Allawoona Street and Ginninderra Drive. The clinics will be open for business on weekdays, between 8:30am and 5:00 pm.

  • Professor Davey is available for interview on the Health Hub.
  • Media opportunity: University of Canberra exercise physiologist Dr Kate Pumpa will be delivering a class at the new Health Hub, Building 28, level C, from 10:30am -11:00am. Campus map.

Contact University of Canberra Media and Communications

Claudia Doman 02 62018677/0408826362
Kristyn Comino: 02 6206 8845/0418 806 293