The Health Precinct is being constructed on the northern flank of the University campus. Already complete are the University of Canberra Hospital and the Health Hub, with further initiatives to include a small private hospital, aged care services, numerous specialist clinics and research enterprises.
The project will transform the University into a regional health hub with one of the leading health faculties in Australia. Student demand for our places will be strong because we will offer more clinical experience and work-integrated learning opportunities than any other institution in the region.
The Health Precinct will change the Territory's health landscape by creating a platform for innovations that address the health challenges our community faces, while also providing Canberrans with improved access to health services.
The benefits of the project are already evident. The Health Hub, which is a collaboration between UC and Ochre Health, opened in 2014 and is home to Canberra's first GP Superclinic, UC's student-led clinics, a pharmacy, pathology labs, hearing and speech centre, medical imaging and other health-related services. The University of Canberra Hospital opened in 2018 and is the ACT's first dedicated sub-acute care facility. The Hospital is integrated with the University as a research and training facility, and provides students with work-integrated learning opportunities and access to state-of-the-art educational spaces.
An Integrated Cancer Care Centre will also be constructed at the University by Australia's fastest growing integrated cancer care provider, ICON cancer care. This will be part of the multi-purpose Canberra Specialist Medical Centre due to open at the end of 2018. A 150-bed aged care facility, built and operated by Moran Health Care Group, is expected to open on campus in 2020 with construction to begin in 2019.
- A small private hospital offering research and work experience opportunities for researchers and students studying at the University.
- Specialist consultation rooms to be operated in collaboration with the University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise.
- A large-scale diagnostic and imaging services facility to meet community needs for such services, and to support course offerings at UC in this discipline.
- Facilities for pathology services and laboratory-based research. These facilities will be integrated into UC's course offerings.