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

Mary Kirk AM

2020 - Leadership and Dedication in the fields of Midwifery, Maternal and Child Health

Mary has demonstrated outstanding vision, leadership and dedication in the fields of midwifery, maternal and child health, and family support for the past 40 years.

She has worked assiduously to steer the local, national and global community of midwives to prioritise those elements of midwifery that make a difference to the health of women and babies especially in the areas of social disadvantage. She has contributed extensively to nursing and midwifery peak and regulatory bodies, including with the International Confederation of Midwives, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and the Australian College of Midwives.

The significance and impact of her work has been recognised with a raft of accolades, including being awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia in 2019.