The new Royal Adelaide Hospital
The new Royal Adelaide Hospital will provide world-class health care and facilities for South Australians.
Located on North Terrace in the heart of the CBD, construction started in September 2011 and is scheduled to be completed in 2016. The new hospital will replace the existing Royal Adelaide Hospital which opened in 1840.
The new Royal Adelaide Hospital will be the State’s flagship public hospital and will be the cornerstone of the reformed South Australian health system,
The hospital is expected to see more than 80,000 admissions per year.
The hospital will have 800 beds (700 multi-day beds and 100 same-day beds) and 100% of overnight patient rooms will be single bedrooms. There will be more operating theatres, intensive care beds and emergency care capacity.
The new hospital will harness the latest in architectural design to create a healing environment for patients and a positive working environment for staff, all while minimising the building’s environmental footprint. This will be achieved by ensuring all rooms have access to natural light and easy access to internal gardens on balconies and the roof.
The new Royal Adelaide Hospital will remain a major teaching hospital and will also be co-located with the new South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, making the health precinct the hub of medical research in the State.