New Inner South Health Centre in Griffith to Offer Expanded Health Services

ACT, Australia

The ACT Government has recently announced plans to build a new health centre in Griffith, aiming to provide Inner South residents with better access to health services within their community. The Inner South Health Centre is one of five new health facilities to be established across the ACT, focusing on complex and chronic health conditions and the specific needs of local residents.

Located near the corner of Throsby Crescent and Throsby Lane, behind the Griffith shops, the health centre will commence its initial stages of design and planning. To ensure the centre caters to the community’s needs, the Government has initiated a consultation process, inviting Inner South residents to voice their preferences for desired services to be provided at the new facility. Various consultation activities include pop-up information stalls and a community information session.

The new health centre will complement Canberra’s existing network of healthcare facilities, such as nurse-led Walk-in Centres, community health centres, and the ACT public hospital system. The 2024-25 Budget has allocated $52.8 million for the design and construction of the Inner South and North Gungahlin Health Centres, as well as the design for a West Belconnen Health Centre.

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr emphasized the government’s commitment to investing in the ACT public health system, ensuring residents can access necessary care at the right time and place. Minister for Health Rachel Stephen-Smith reiterated the importance of expanding health services and infrastructure across the ACT, improving person-centered nursing, and integrated care options.