Submissions to the SPIRE Inquiry extended to Sunday 23 February 2020

Submissions to the SPIRE Inquiry extended to Sunday 23 February 2020

Please have a look at the issues and consider lodging a submission with your views.  The $500 million Surgical Procedures, Interventional Radiology and Emergency (SPIRE) is a much needed acute care facility for Canberra and the surrounding regions. While the Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) supports the construction of the SPIRE on the Canberra Hospital campus, we have serious concerns about the construction of the SPIRE facility on the north east

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Inquiry into planning for SPIRE – submissions due by 14 February 2020

Inquiry into planning for SPIRE - submissions due by 14 February 2020

The $500 million Surgical Procedures, Interventional Radiology and Emergency (SPIRE) is a much needed acute care facility for Canberra and the surrounding regions and the WVCC supports its construction on the Canberra Hospital campus.

It is important that this acute care facility is located to achieve hospital wide patient flows as the hospital is developed to meet the health needs of the growing population. Effective patient flows improve health outcomes and provide a better experience for patients and staff.

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SPIRE (Emergency) – ambulance entry moving from Yamba Drive to Palmer St, a residential street

SPIRE (Emergency) – ambulance entry moving from Yamba Drive to Palmer St, a residential street

The Surgical Procedures, Interventional Radiology and Emergency (SPIRE) Centre is a major health infrastructure project for Canberra and the surrounding region. The WVCC supports this facility on the Canberra Hospital campus The SPIRE Centre will increase the territory’s capacity to deliver acute, hospital-based health care in a modern, purpose-built facility. It will see $500 million invested in the Canberra Hospital campus. The building will include: more operating theatres for elective

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Hydrotherapy pool

Hydrotherapy pool

The therapeutic benefits of water have been used for people’s wellness throughout history.

“Warm water melts muscle tension, increases range of movement, stimulates circulation, reduces swelling, soothes stress, eases pain, calms nerve sensitivity, decongests the respiratory tract, purifies pores and promotes sleep” Caroline Robertson wrote for the Wellbeing magazine.

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