Canberra Hospital

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Canberra, Australia

Hospital description

The Canberra Hospital (TCH) is a redevelopment of the old Woden Valley Hospital and the Royal Canberra Hospital, which were amalgamated in 1991 into a single combined facility, which was renamed The Canberra Hospital in 1996.

TCH is the region’s major public hospital, providing specialist and acute care to approximately 540,000 people; it is a tertiary level health facility, and a teaching hospital of the Australian National University (ANU) Medical School. It has an international reputation for teaching and research and also has strong links to community-based services that provide continuity of care for patients.

The hospital is located in Woden, a suburb of Canberra, with direct public transport links back to the capital. It offers a wide range of elective placements and applications are through the Australian National University Medical School. The World University Rankings 2009 published in the London Times Higher Education Supplement, recently ranked ANU as the 17th best university in the world and number one in Australia.

TCH is affiliated with a number of pre-eminent research institutions, including the internationally acclaimed John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University.


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Public


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