- $340 MILLION FOR A NEW NORTH SIDE SUB-ACUTE HOSPITAL
ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Shadow Health Minister Jeremy Hanson announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will commit $340 million for a new north side sub-acute hospital. Mr Seselja said the Canberra Liberals are committed to making hospital services more accessible to meet the growing demand of our community.
“The demand for hospital services in Canberra is growing and we currently have a shortage of beds,” Mr Seselja said today.
“That’s why a Canberra Liberals Government would build a new sub-acute hospital on the north side of Canberra, providing an extra 200 much-needed beds.
“We drove the establishment of an Assembly committee inquiry which recommended that this hospital be built, and the need for sub-acute was identified in our health issues paper in 2010. This project received bipartisan support as part of this committee process,” Mr Seselja concluded.
Mr Hanson said the hospital would provide treatment for less complex medical conditions and post-injury rehabilitation services, and is expected to be delivered by 2017.
“The Canberra Liberals fully support the need for more health infrastructure for Canberrans,” Mr Hanson said.
“We would put in place rigorous risk management and review processes in the construction of the hospital to help avoid cost delays and budget overruns.”