A construction project to create eight additional beds was completed in June 2021. The $6 million expansion funded by The Snow Foundation and the Commonwealth Government, and delivered by the ACT Government, provides an additional eight palliative care inpatient beds enabling palliative care for an additional 250 patients a year. The donation from The Snow Foundation was their most recent and most generous in support of palliative care services.
Paul House a Ngambri-Ngunnawal custodian opened the new wing with a meaningful and symbolic Welcome to Country and returned the ashes from the sod-turning smoking ceremony held back in September 2020. Paul invited our Founder and Chair, Terry Snow AM to dig the ashes back in the garden bed of the new wing as Paul played the Didgeridoo. Speeches followed by Barb Reid, Calvary Health Care ACT Regional CEO, Terry Snow AM, and Minister Health, Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA. The Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn The Most Reverend Christopher Prowse concluded the ceremony with a blessing of the new wing.