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

Tash Maguire

2017 - ACT Australia's Local Hero Nominee

After her beautiful baby daughter Maya was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Tash Maguire was inspired to make happy memories for children battling life-limiting illnesses. She garnered the support of a troupe of volunteers and began collecting and distributing toys to hospitals around Australia for sick children – a project she calls Warming Beautiful Souls.

Tragically, Maya passed away in 2013, but her legacy lives on in her mother’s work. Tash, her husband Mark and daughter Amelia have built a special house in Yass, just outside Canberra, to provide respite for families with sick children, and for grieving parents to escape and recharge.

Maya’s Rest is available at no cost, and Tash lovingly looks after these families so they can concentrate on connecting, uniting and gathering strength. Tash has brought the community of Yass together to support Maya’s Rest, with tree-planting days and other events raising funds to support families in their most difficult moments, and to ensure her precious daughter is remembered.

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