University of Canberra Hospital: Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research
The ACT Government opened the ACT's first sub-acute public hospital in Canberra’s north as part of its Health Infrastructure Program on the University of Canberra's Bruce Campus. The overarching principle is mutual collaboration and cooperation so that the hospital incorporates a team approach to health care delivery and research, and clinical education and research are seen as an integrated and integral part of hospital services.
The parties negotiated the Acquisition and Development Agreement and has entered into a Collaboration Agreement so that the benefits to the Territory and the University in the recruitment and retention of a highly skilled health workforce are achieved. At the same time, the collaboration will enable an innovative learning and research hospital with a focus on building a healthier local community.
The ACT Government compulsorily acquired the land by agreement and will operate the hospital.
GP Super Clinic
The Australian Government’s national health reforms supported the establishment of GP Super Clinics to help build a stronger primary health system. Ochre chose to partner with UC in a new development on the campus and was successfully allocated funding to deliver a GP Super Clinic in Canberra. Health Workforce Australia also contributed funds to the University as an Australian Government initiative to extend our innovative student-led clinics as part of the development. Under the arrangement, the University has procured the new purpose built development at a gateway site on the campus.
An agreement has been struck between Ochre and UC to ensure an integrated development and on-going collaboration that draws benefit from UC’s teaching and research in the health and health related disciplines. For Ochre, the arrangement will also provide access to appropriately trained students for its national business, not just in the Canberra region.
UC, Health Workforce Australia and Ochre (via the Department of Health and Ageing) have each contributed capital towards the design and construction of the building. Ochre will also make a further lease payment. Ochre will operate the GP Super Clinic and have entered into an initial 20 year lease term (with an option for 20 years).
The University of Canberra Brumbies will be relocating their administrative and training facilities to a new purpose-built facility within the campus’ sports precinct.
The parties have agreed to work together to realise the benefits of co-location, including access to UC students for internships and the National Institute of Sport Studies for research which will focus on issues identified by the Brumbies to assist with team and corporate performance.
There will also be initiatives to increase match game attendance and build the membership base, and study opportunities for the team players.
UC and the Brumbies have each contributed capital towards the design and construction of the facility. UC has also contributed the land. The ACT Government has contributed capital funds towards the new building and a new training field for the Brumbies. An initial lease term of 30 years will be granted to the Brumbies for their premises within the facility.