University of Canberra Hospital
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The University of Canberra Hospital: Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research (UCH) is being constructed on the north-western corner of the University of Canberra campus as part of the ACT Government's Health Infrastructure Program.
The 140-bed hospital, which will have an additional 75 day places and outpatient services, has been designed as the ACT's first dedicated sub-acute care facility. When complete, it will provide Canberrans with better access to rehabilitation, aged care and mental health services.
Operated by ACT Health, the UCH will also be a research and training facility, providing students with work-integrated learning opportunities and access to state-of-the-art educational spaces when it opens in 2018.
Planned features for the new hospital include specially designed therapy and support spaces, including gyms and a hydrotherapy pool.
The UCH is being built by leading international construction company Multiplex. The Sydney-based developer has significant experience in health sector construction projects, delivering the $2 billion Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth and a $385 million clinical research and education hub at the University of Sydney's Camperdown Campus.
Construction of the facility began in 2016.
UCH Cadetship Program
Students and alumni from the Bachelor of Building and Construction Management are helping build the UCH from the ground up as part of a three-year cadetship program with Multiplex.
Click here to learn more about the opportunities available to students.