Flinders Medical Centre
For all patient enquiries contact:
Telephone: (08) 8204 5511
Fax: (08) 8204 5450
For all emergencies phone 000
Flinders Drive Bedford Park South Australia
Flinders Drive Bedford Park SA 5042
Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) is the southern area's largest hospital providing medical services for the southern population of Adelaide and major regional rural centres.
Services and Outpatient Clinics
The FMC Emergency Department is open 24 hours, seven days a week.
Patient enquiries: Please call (08) 8204 6065 to speak with an ED Communication Clerk.
For further information please visit the Emergency Department.
Cardiac Care Unit
10.00 am to 8.00 pm
Intensive and Critical Care Unit
Visitors are encouraged to visit between 1.00 pm and 9.00 pm. However, visiting can be at any hour depending on the condition of the patient.
Margaret Tobin Centre
Weekdays: 9.00 am to 8.30 pm for Wards 5H and 5K; 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm for Ward 5J (public holidays and weekends 10.00 am to 12 noon and 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm).
Weekends: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm for open wards.
Please note: visiting outside of these hours is at the discretion of the senior nurse on duty. However, in the interest of the wellbeing of patients, nursing staff may restrict visiting.
Visiting hours are 3.00 pm to 8.00 pm. A visitor-free rest period is encouraged for post natal mothers between 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm.
Please note that visiting needs to be approved by parents of the baby. Parents and brothers and sisters of the baby can visit at any time. Quiet time in the unit is between 12.00 noon and 3.00 pm, when the lights are dimmed to help babies rest.
Variety Children's Centre (paediatric ward)
Open visiting hours for parents, carers and grandparents. Other family members and friends are welcome from 11.00 am to 8.00 pm.
10.00 am to 8.30 pm daily.
Nursing staff may restrict visiting in the interest of the patient's wellbeing. Visiting outside of the above hours is at the senior nurse's discretion.
Please note: Some wards encourage a rest time for patients after lunch until 3.00 pm. Please check with individual wards.
Children visiting must be directly supervised by an adult at all times.
At Flinders Medical Centre you can choose to be admitted as a private patient. Admission as a private patient has benefits for both you and the hospital.
Bedside computers have now been installed and are fully operational for patient entertainment at Flinders.
The bedside entertainment services are provided by Telstra and give patients access to a number of different entertainment options on a pre-paid basis.
There is a 10 minute pick-up and drop-off zone at the main entrance of the hospital. For longer periods, parking is available in Wilson’s multi-storey car park, located next to the main entrance of the hospital. The southern car park is also available for patients and families visiting the Rehabilitation and Palliative Care Building and the Older Persons' Mental Health Unit. Fees apply and you must pay at the AutoPay stations before leaving.
Limited two hour on-street car parking is available on Flinders Drive (the main road in front of the hospital). Parts of this road are quite steep. Please note that this area is regularly patrolled by local council parking inspectors.
Bicycle racks can be found near the main entrance of the hospital, near the multi-storey car park entrance.
For more information, please read the Car parking at Flinders Medical Centre Patients and Visitors fact sheet — PDF317KB
Car parking fees
Car parking fees have been implemented at our hospital. More information including fees and exemptions are available on the metropolitan hospitals car parking page.
Please note exemptions listed on this page do not apply to Flinders Medical Centre. Please contact the Flinders Medical Centre car parking officer for exemptions at our site.
FMC is fully accessible for wheelchairs. Lifts are situated inside the main entrance and throughout the hospital. A ramp is available at the Northern Entrance (opposite the multi-storey car park).
Car parking spaces for people holding disability permits can be found:
- in the multi-storey car park (designated Disability Permit parks are located near the lifts on Level 2; or drivers can use any available car parking space) and the southern carpark
- Level 4 Southern Entrance
- just past the main entrance of the hospital, facing the creek area
- on Flinders Drive, further down from the main entrance
A 10-minute set-down space is also available under the verandah at the main entrance of the hospital.