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Latest news: Canberra Health Services

Canberra Liberals: ACT’s elective surgery waiting list lengthens

Elective surgery waitlists have increased by 30% since 2022, and more than 8,800 people are waiting for their operations, the Liberals say.

AMA: ACT public hospitals fall short of national standards

ACT public hospitals are not meeting national standards; the problem, the AMA ACT says, lies with care in the community.

ACT Government’s weekly roundup

Record-breaking tourist numbers; Canberra Health Services's research; a dragon boat facility; a playgroup for detainees' children; and more.

New operating theatres for Canberra Hospital ‘a milestone’

Canberra Hospital’s Critical Services Building will open later this year, and 22 new operating theatres have been completed.

Take-up of ACT financial assistance for student nurses encouraging

More than 200 nursing, midwifery and allied health students have been approved for a Study Incentive Program.

Decrease in ANU interns joining Canberra Health Services

Fewer Australian National University medical graduates are doing their internships in the ACT hospital system.

Passionate graduates join Canberra Health Services

More than 360 new graduate health professionals have joined Canberra Health Services this year, minister Rachel Stephen-Smith announced.

Canberra Liberals: Decline in ACT public hospitals

Annual reports reveal prolonged emergency department wait times, missed elective surgery targets, and radiotherapy treatment delays.

More funding for ACT Walk-in Centres

The Commonwealth Government will invest $7 million to expand services and hire more healthcare professionals in ACT walk-in centres.

Refurbished theatres reopen at North Canberra Hospital after fire

Seven theatres will be up and running at North Canberra Hospital by the end of the year; three refurbished theatres open next week.

Canberra Health Services defends delay of workplace survey

The Canberra Liberals claim that CHS delayed its Workplace Culture Survey to skew results, which CEO Dave Peffer denies.

SPICE extends quality of life for Canberrans with dementia

An active therapeutic intervention is designed to help people with dementia remain living independently at home.

ACT had highest rate of golden staph in Australia

The ACT was the only jurisdiction in Australia where rates of golden staph in public hospitals exceeded the national benchmark in 2021–22.

Calvary transitions to Canberra Health Services

From today, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce will be known at North Canberra Hospital, while Clare Holland House also transfers to the ACT.

Clare Holland House will transfer to Canberra Health Services

Clare Holland House will transition from Calvary to Canberra Health Services on 3 July, when CHS acquires Calvary Public Hospital Bruce.

Auditor-General: ACT specialist outpatient plan ineffective

Operation Reboot – the ACT Government’s $3.5 million plan to provide 14,000 specialist outpatient appointments – did not meet its target.