A healthy investment in Modbury Hospital
World-class healthcare for the North and North Eastern suburbs
More than $9 million will be invested in Modbury Hospital to build a modern, specialised Emergency Extended Care Unit alongside the Emergency Department.
The Unit will provide observation and treatment for emergency patients who require further care, allowing clinicians to monitor and evaluate patients in an advanced facility.
The investment in Modbury Hospital means residents in Adelaide’s North and North Eastern suburbs will continue to have access to a world-class modern hospital with additional emergency care and rehabilitation services closer to home.
This is in addition to the State Government’s previous investment of $62 million in Modbury Hospital since 2002.
The $9.2 million Emergency Extended Care Unit will:
- Include eight additional beds
- Provide observation and treatment for emergency patients who require further care
- Mean fewer transfers
- Shorten hospital stays
- Increase Modbury Hospital’s capacity to treat emergency patients
Construction is expected to begin in 2018 and be completed in 2019.
24/7 emergency care
Modbury Hospital operates a specialist-led Emergency Department 24/7.
If you present to Modbury Hospital Emergency Department, you will be seen and treated by emergency clinicians, no matter what your condition is. While the vast majority of patients will continue to be treated at Modbury Hospital before being discharged home, if you require ongoing, specialist care not available at Modbury Hospital, you will be stabilised before being transferred to another hospital such as the Lyell McEwin Hospital.
In a medical emergency, always call 000. Please do not self-present to a hospital or your local GP.
Ambulances are the safest way to be assessed, treated and transported to the right hospital to receive the best clinical care for your condition. Our highly trained paramedics and ambulance officers can start advanced lifesaving treatment and stabilise your condition at any scene, and will make a decision about the best hospital to take you to for the care you need.
More than $16 million is being invested in SA Ambulance to employ additional paramedics and support staff, expand the ambulance fleet and increase and expand metropolitan stations.
Services managed across Modbury Hospital and Lyell McEwin Hospital
Modbury Hospital is now the major 23-hour and same-day elective surgery and rehabilitation hub for the North and North Eastern area.
Lyell McEwin Hospital has become the major tertiary hospital for the North and North Eastern area and will manage major emergency patients, supported by 24-hour senior doctors and nurses and diagnostic and imaging support.
Together, Modbury Hospital and Lyell McEwin Hospital work together to ensure that North and North Eastern residents receive the best possible care.