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Learn more about Lyell McEwin Hospital

Opening as a small country hospital in 1959, Lyell McEwin Hospital (LMH) is today the premier hospital of the northern metropolitan area and is recognised as a leading teaching institution for health care professionals. Dedicated to providing equitable and accessible health care to all members of the community, LMH also works closely with Muna Paiendi Aboriginal Community Health Centre, located on-site.

Did you know?

  • LMH was officially opened on 22 April 1959 by its namesake - the then Minister for Health, the Hon Sir Lyell McEwin. With only 49 beds, LMH admitted its first patient five days later, on 27 April 1959.
  • LMH is one of only two tertiary teaching hospitals in South Australia to receive Baby Friendly Health Initiative accreditation according to World Health Organisation guidelines, and is the only hospital in the state providing new mothers and their babies the acclaimed Mothercarer, post-natal support service.
  • LMH has the largest digital operating room complex in Australia, boasting six state-of-the-art digital theatres.

Consumer Advisor

The Consumer Advisor at LMH assists patients, family and friends in giving feedback - compliments or complaints - about the service that they received at the hospital. To provide your feedback, please contact the LMH Consumer Advisor on (08) 8182 9658.

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