Canberra Private Hospital Expansion

Canberra Private Hospital was acquired by Nexus Hospitals in late 2017 as a three theatre facility with 26 in-patient beds. Since then, through the provision of excellent patient care from our staff and doctors, we have strengthened our regional and community network, growing the average theatre utilisation from 71% to 95%.

We are delighted to share that the Nexus Hospitals Board has approved expansion of the hospital, facilitating long-term growth and continuing to provide the local community with a first-class private surgical service, with innovative approaches to patient care. To meet the current demand for surgical procedures, our plans include the addition of a fourth operating theatre and 12 more in-patient beds.

Works commenced in October 2020, and the project is expected to be completed by May 2021.


Development Progress


December 2020

The new administration and reception area, together with the additional in-patient beds on Level 1 are continuing to take shape with all areas now framed, and cabinetry and painting well underway. This area is expected to be completed by December 23rd in time to relocate Administration services from level 3 to level 1 on return from the Christmas break on Jan 11th 2021.


Images clockwise: Reception area, in-patient room, loan equipment management area.

Expansion Timeline

Stage 1 & 2 – October 1st – Dec 23rd 2020

Stage 1 & 2 of the expansion includes building 12 additional in-patient beds, together with a new reception and patient admission area, all of which will be located on Level 1.

The existing hospital store room will also be extended, from 40 to 120sqm, and will incorporate a loan equipment management area.

Stage 3 – Jan 4th – March 31st 2021

After relocating administration and reception from Level 3 to Level 1, we will be ready to commence the next stage of the expansion, which focuses on the renovation of Level 3.

Stage 3 includes building new, larger doctor and staff change rooms and a new tea room on Level 3, as well as adding the pre-operative holding bay area and expanding our recovery area to support the fourth theatre.

Stage 4 & 5 – April 1st – May 2021

During Stages 4 & 5, we will be renovating our CSSD, upgrading Theatre 3 and the existing recovery area, and building our fourth theatre.

We are on track to complete the works by the end of May 2021.