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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Former Woden CIT site – opposite the Canberra Hospital

Former Woden CIT site – opposite the Canberra Hospital

The WVCC objects to the demolition of the former CIT which is strategically located on a 5.5 hectare site between the Woden Town Centre and the Canberra Hospital.  A Territory-wide Health Service Plan is currently being developed and will provide a system wide view of priorities for health service development and redesign over the next five years.

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