Flinders Medical Centre

Over $200 million has been invested in the South, ensuring local residents continue to have access to world-class health care in modern, purpose-built facilities.

The spirit of the Repatriation General Hospital is moving across the South, as all services transfer from the site to Flinders Medical Centre and other sites in the region.

More parking and new buildings have recently been completed at Flinders Medical Centre, with further improvements still to come, including more emergency bays in the Emergency Department and a new Neonatal Unit.

Flinders Medical Centre open day - Saturday 21 October 2017

See inside the new facilities at the OPEN DAY

You are invited to see the new facilities at Flinders Medical Centre at our family-friendly open day, which will include tours, a sausage sizzle and face painting:

Saturday 21 October
10am – 2pm
Free parking in the new car park off Flinders Drive, Bedford Park

View the event details on Facebook.

Flinders Medical Centre upgrades

Upgrades at Flinders Medical Centre

  • A new 1,820 space car park (1,260 more spaces than before) ensures more parking for staff, patients and their families.
  • A new rehabilitation centre at the hospital means that patients can begin their rehabilitation as soon as they are ready, so that they can achieve the best recovery outcomes. The modern, purpose-built facility includes 55 single patient rooms, gymnasium spaces, robotic equipment and a n hydrotherapy pool.
  • Palliative care patients and their families now have greater privacy and access to a large rooftop garden. Laurel Hospice (Southern Adelaide Palliative Services) has 15 individual patient rooms, each with a private ensuite bathroom, providing greater privacy and dignity to patients and their loved ones. There are dedicated and free parking spots for hospice visitors, close to the hospice.
  • A new Older Persons’ Mental Health Service unit with 30 beds has been purpose-designed for improved patient safety. There are enhanced outdoor spaces, including a healing and sensory garden, as well as kitchen and refreshment areas to support consumer independence. The unit also supports high levels of observation.
  • Two new operating theatres will increase the total number of theatres to 12, increasing surgery capacity at the hospital.

Emergency Department expansion

The Emergency Department is being expanded to ensure state-of-the-art emergency care for the growing Southern suburbs:

  • More emergency bays
  • New paediatric resuscitation room.

New Neonatal Unit

Construction has commenced on a new 50-cot Neonatal Unit, which will provide modern facilities to support family-centred neonatal health services for newborns and their families.

Building upon previous investment

Building upon previous investment

Since 2002, $193 million has been invested in the Flinders Medical Centre to undertake projects that improve facilities for residents in Southern Adelaide, including:

  • construction of a new south wing building, including a Birthing and Assessment Suite and a Maternity and Gynaecology Unit
  • redeveloped Emergency Department, including an ocean-themed paediatrics emergency area, time critical bays and an ambulance deck canopy
  • expansion of the Intensive and Critical Care Unit by eight beds, taking the total number of beds to 32
  • a new Acute Medical Unit located adjacent to the Emergency Department
  • a new purpose built 20-bed Cardiac Care Unit
  • a redeveloped and expanded operating theatre suite, including ten new state-of-the-art operating theatres, plus two additional shell theatres for future expansion and a new Day of Surgery Admissions Unit
  • new MRI/CT imaging facility
  • refurbished paediatric inpatient ward
  • significant upgrade to the site engineering infrastructure and refurbishment of Central Sterilising Services Department facilities
  • construction of a decked car park and completion of the Margaret Tobin Centre.

Flinders Medical Centre fact sheet (PDF 123KB)

Car parking changes at FMC patients and visitors FAQs September (PDF 334KB)

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