ACT’s medical community given exclusive preview to brand new private hospital

Last night, Calvary hosted an exclusive preview of its new $77 million Bruce Private Hospital for ACT’s medical community.

Visiting Medical Officers, General Practitioners and other related medical professionals attending the industry event were able to explore the facilities, including eight state- of- the- art theatres and private rooms with ensuites and hotel like finishes.

Calvary Bruce Private Hospital CEO Kim Bradshaw was involved in every aspect of the new hospital, drawing on her formative nursing experience saying  “I’m theatre trained by specialty and that’s where my passion lies, to ensure our patients receive excellent multidisciplinary care and a healthcare journey they are very pleased with.

I have been involved in every detail of the new hospital complex, along with ensuring the quality of the new staff we are delighted to have joined us.

Taste testing the new high quality menus, has been a very pleasant part of my job! Our hospitality team are passionately committed to exceeding expectation on hospital food, in the new Calvary Bruce Private Hospital.

“Canberrans pay particular attention to their health and that for me is a great incentive and challenge to offer back excellent value. The new Calvary Bruce Private Hospital has the total exceptional package in a new custom built for purpose facility, expert Medical Doctors, highly skilled and attentive staff, new future proofed equipment and added extras with our Hospitality Team.

We are ready and excited to offer attentive customer service to the Canberra and surrounding community.”

Visiting Medical Officers viewed the eight digitally integrated theatres, including one with a hybrid cath lab, which accommodate everything from day procedures to complex surgery.

Other features of the new hospital include:

  • 118 beds with ability to expand to 182 beds as Canberra’s population grows;
  • 74 surgical and medical beds with private rooms and ensuites;
  • 16 bed post-anaesthetic care unit;
  • 8 recovery beds plus an additional 17 chairs in second stage recovery;
  • 12 bed maternity suite providing new families with specialised care and support after birth;
  • Eight bed critical care department.

Dr Michael Gillespie, Deputy Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Calvary who has been a Visiting Medical Officer at Calvary Bruce Private Hospital since the hospital opened 30 years ago said he was looking forward to working in the new private hospital.

“Calvary has raised the bar on health facilities in the ACT with this new state-of-the-art private hospital and, as a consulting orthopaedic surgeon in ACT for 30 years, it means my patients have the opportunity to experience modern facilities with the same compassionate care,” Dr Gillespie said.

A new pedestrian bridge linking the private hospital to the existing Calvary Public Hospital and Emergency Department ensures Calvary can continue to share specialist equipment and services between hospitals, including an additional 47 private beds to admit emergency and elective patients from the public hospital.

Calvary’s National CEO Mark Doran also said the new $77 million private hospital “reaffirmed Calvary’s commitment to reinvest everything it earns back into staff, essential infrastructure and facilities and to meet the growing needs of the ACT community.”

The new hospital is complemented by recent upgrades to the Hyson Green Mental Health Facility , increasing capacity from 20 to 28 beds, and Calvary Clinic for Specialists. Hyson Green is the only dedicated private mental health clinic in the ACT.

To find out more visit www.calvarybruceprivate.org.au