In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)

In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
ACT Public Hospitals

Canberra Hospital

5124 0000

Calvary Hospital

6201 6111

Mental Health

Call Mental Health Triage on

1800 629 354

(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or

6205 1065

Poisons Hotline

For a poison emergency in Australia call


Drug and Alcohol Help Line

The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on

5124 9977

Health Protection Service

For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:

(02) 6205 1700


24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Dr Zsuzsoka Kecskes

2014 - ACT Australian of the Year

Through the inspiring work of Dr Zsuzsoka Kecskes, sick babies born in Canberra are getting a better start in life. Zsuzsoka has pioneered the development of the international award-winning Neonatal Intensive Care Unit CAM (NICUCAM) project - a web-based service which enables parents and families to watch their babies when they are unable to be at hospital.

NICUCAM is the first of its kind in Australia. Clinical Director of Neonatology, Zsuzsoka was already an influential academic and practitioner when she embarked on a four year project to design and develop a world-class Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Canberra’s new Centenary Hospital for Women and Children.

Zsuzsoka collaborated with families who had experienced neonatal care at the hospital to develop a family-friendly, baby-focused facility. Zsuzsoka is passionate about patient-centred care and is also an Associate Professor at the Australian National University Medical School.

She has been recognised for her work into perinatal asphyxia and her research continues to inform best-practice treatment of newborn babies in Australia and around the world.

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