Flinders Medical Centre

Emergency Department expansion and two new operating theatres at Flinders Medical Centre

As part of the 2017/18 State Budget, $3.5 million is being invested to create two additional operating theatres at Flinders Medical Centre, increasing surgery capacity at the hospital.

SA Health is also investing $3 million to expand the Emergency Department, ensuring state-of-the-art emergency care and increasing emergency capacity for the ever-growing Southern suburbs.

The developments include:

  • Increasing the total number of operating theatres from 10 to 12
  • Significantly increasing surgical capacity
  • Approximately 12 additional emergency bays
  • New paediatric resuscitation room

Construction currently underway at Flinders Medical Centre

Flindes Medical Centre contruction photo

$185.5 million has been invested to improve and upgrade facilities at Flinders Medical Centre, including:

  • a new rehabilitation centre, with 55 rehabilitation beds, new gyms and a hydrotherapy pool so rehabilitation can start sooner
  • Southern Adelaide Palliative Services will relocate to Level 5 of the new rehabilitation building, offering access to shared spaces and a large rooftop garden
  • a new 1820 space multi-deck car park (1260 more spaces than before the redevelopment commenced) is currently under construction, to make it easier to visit friends and family
  • a dedicated orthogeriatric service
  • a new centre for the Older Persons’ Mental Health Service.

A new 50-cot Neonatal Unit is also being built at Flinders Medical Centre, which will provide the facilities necessary to support up-to-date family-centred neonatal health services for babies and their families all within one clinical zone.

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)

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