South Australia’s general hospitals and the health care plan
Metropolitan Adelaide has four general hospitals The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH), Modbury Hospital, Noarlunga Hospital and Repatriation General Hospital (RGH). These hospitals serve their local communities with an emphasis on general medicine and surgery, and a specific focus on rehabilitation, aged care and palliative care.
In particular, general hospitals will be used to improve the management of elective surgery services to improve the public’s access to timely surgery and reduce the chance of cancellations when there is peak demand for emergency surgery.
The RGH will continue with its strong focus on providing rehabilitation, palliative care and mental health services for the southern suburbs and the veteran community. These services will also be established and expanded at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Modbury Hospital over the next five years.
Expanded clinical services at hospitals in Mount Gambier, Port Lincoln, Berri and Whyalla will mean that communities in country South Australia will have access to health services currently only available in Adelaide.
The Port Augusta Hospital will specialise as a centre of excellence in the care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.