The hydrotherapy pool at the Canberra Hospital is due to close in June 2019. Residents living in the Canberra’s south will need to travel to Bruce to access many of the hydrotherapy services which will now be provided at the University of Canberra Hospital.

If you would like the ACT Government to keep the hydrotherapy pool at the Canberra Hospital open and maintained until a new dedicated hydrotherapy pool is built on the south side of Canberra, sign the petition at

The therapeutic benefits of water have been used throughout history for people’s wellness.

“Warm water melts muscle tension, increases range of movement, stimulates circulation, reduces swelling, soothes stress, eases pain, calms nerve sensitivity, decongests the respiratory tract, purifies pores and promotes sleep” Caroline Robertson wrote for the Wellbeing magazine.

It is vital that hydrotherapy pool at the Canberra Hospital is retained to provide accessible hydrotherapy services to the residents in Canberra’s south.

The Council has written to the Chief Minister on this:


Orginally published on 2 May 19

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