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

Marie-Louise Corkhill

2017 - ACT Woman of the Year

Marie-Louise Corkhill is the Executive Director of Karinya House, Home for Mothers and Babies Inc. Marie-Louise was the first staff member appointed to Karinya House in 1997 and is in her 20th year of managing the service.

She has been instrumental in developing the organisation from a three bedroom house to a custom designed, purpose built residential complex.

She has been nominated by the Karinya House Management Committee for her extraordinary contribution to Canberra women and their families over 20 years. More specifically under her leadership, she has doubled the service provision which includes a special Mother and Baby Unit as part of the ACT Government’s ‘Strengthening High Risk Families’ Program.