The Canberra Hospital is the largest public hospital in its region, serving more than 500,000 people annually. The hospital is located just south of the city in the Woden Valley. However, transportation from the city is not difficult. Canberra ACTION buses allow patients to get from the Woden Bus Station to the hospital quickly. There is also a courtesy bus that will help transport visitors from one part of the hospital's campus to another.
Canberra Hospital is host to many different departments that assist patients with varying needs from mental health to cancer. The hospital does its best to help people of all ages and in all conditions. The institution urges anyone experiencing a life-threatening emergency to dial 000 to receive immediate assistance.
Those who only expect to stay at the Canberra Hospital for a short time can find lodging at the hospital's on-site hostel-style facility. For those who are coming from more than 100k away, the hospital provides an assistance program called the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Assistance Scheme (IPTAAS). This program can help people get accommodations at a free or reduced rate.
In addition to strictly medical services, the Canberra Hospital also offers other services to ensure that patients are as comfortable and cared for as possible. These services include patient liaison, spiritual support, and social work. The facility features patient contacts for aboriginal patients, as well as the general population.
Spiritual representatives from a variety of different religious backgrounds are on call 24/7 to assist anyone who may be going through a hard time. There is also a multi-faith sacred space on campus that provides a tranquil place for people of all religions to practice their rituals respectfully.