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Lyell McEwin Hospital

A healthy investment in Lyell McEwin Hospital

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World-class health care for the North and North Eastern suburbs

More than $50 million will be spent at the Lyell McEwin Hospital to create a new, bigger, world-class Emergency Department that meets the needs of the growing population in the Northern suburbs.

This is in addition to the State Government’s previous investment of more than $314 million in Lyell McEwin Hospital since 2002.

The new $52.5 million Emergency Department will include:

  • Double the number of adult assessment cubicles
  • An increase in the number of paediatric assessment cubicles
  • An increase in the number of resuscitation bays
  • A dedicated waiting room for paediatrics
  • A separate dedicated area for substance abuse patients

Construction is expected to commence by mid-2018 and be completed by 2020-2021.

Lyell McEwin Hospital Emergency Department triage desk concept photoLyell McEwin Hospital Emergency Department patient bay concept photo

Lyell McEwin Hospital Emergency Department expansion concept images

Building on our investment

Since 2002, more than $314 million has been invested in the Lyell McEwin Hospital over a continuous three stage redevelopment. Completed works include:

  • a new cardiac catheter laboratory, allowing more local residents with heart conditions to be diagnosed and treated closer to home
  • a second CT scanner, which supports faster access to therapy planning, enabling cancer patients in the north to receive treatment closer to home
  • installation of a brand new MRI machine
  • construction of a new 50 bed mental health building, a 96 bed inpatient building including a helipad facility, a women’s health and paediatric in-patient building, a eight bed Extended Emergency Care Unit and an administrative, teaching and research space
  • expansion of the intensive care unit and outpatient department and external site works
  • refurbishment of inpatient palliative care and medical wards, Aboriginal Health services, SA Pathology services, medical imaging, operating theatres and day procedures unit and oncology facilities including provision of two linear accelerators
  • significant upgrade and improvements to the engineering infrastructure
  • a multi-deck car park.

Lyell McEwin Hospital fact sheet (PDF 170KB)

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