Public forums on proposal for ACT Government to buy Calvary Hospital (16/21 October 2009)

ACT Health logoYou may have heard in the media that the ACT Government has commenced public consultation on a proposed change to the ownership and governance of Calvary Public Hospital and Clare Holland House.

The Government and Little Company of Mary Health Care have reached in-principle agreement on the proposed changes and the Government now wishes to consult with the Canberra community about the best way to proceed.  The consultation will run from 1 October to 12 November 2009.  

As part of the consultation process community forums are being held on the following dates:

  • 16 October 2009 (10.00am – 11.30am) Calvary Hospital Function Room, Lewisham Building.
  • 16 October 2009 (12.30pm -2.00pm) Canberra Hospital Main Auditorium.
  • 21 October 2009 (10.00am – 11.30am) at Boathouse by the Lake (palliative care focus)

More information about the proposal can be found at and includes a summary of the Formal Transfer Agreement and answers to frequently asked questions.

Please register your interest in attending a consultation forum by calling 62079143.

Written submissions can also be:

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  1. The time allowed for submissions is – deliberately – too short;
    more time is needed for proper written submissions.

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