The ACT Government has appointed Multiplex to deliver a new emergency, surgical and critical healthcare building as the centrepiece of the Canberra Hospital Expansion.
The Canberra Hospital Expansion is the largest healthcare infrastructure project ever undertaken by the ACT Government.
It aims to deliver an advanced facility on the Canberra Hospital campus that will increase capacity across its adult intensive care, paediatric intensive care, surgical, coronary care and emergency services.
ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith said that the appointment of Multiplex as the Territory’s delivery partner marks a significant milestone for the project, which would see works to expand Canberra Hospital’s emergency and critical care capacity starting next year.
“I am pleased that the ACT Government will be partnering with Multiplex to deliver a state-of-the-art emergency and critical healthcare building for all Canberrans, growing our healthcare capacity and creating about 500 local jobs during construction,” Stephen-Smith said.
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“Multiplex is a global construction company which has delivered some of Australia’s largest and most complex health infrastructure projects. We are pleased to be partnering with Multiplex to deliver our city’s largest health infrastructure expansion since self-government.
“Building a new, bigger emergency facility will ensure that we are well-equipped to respond to the needs of our growing Canberra community, with the project set to provide more operating rooms, more treatment spaces and more intensive care beds as well as more doctors, nurses and clinical staff.”
Multiplex Regional Managing Director David Ghannoum said that Multiplex was proud to be delivering this important community infrastructure and its experienced team was eager to make a start.
“Having delivered the University of Canberra Hospital in 2017, we are looking forward to reconnecting with the community and will be implementing specific initiatives to support local employment, safety training and the environment,” he said.
“We thank Major Projects Canberra for entrusting us with this once-in-a-generation opportunity. We care about Canberra, its people, its hospital and its future and look forward to working with the ACT Government over the coming years to see this project successfully delivered.”