Services provided by Mount Barker District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital
Accident and emergency services
Accident and emergency services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days per week.
The Australian Government has committed $8.6 million in funding for a new emergency department to be built at the Mount Barker Hospital.
The new emergency department will enable sufficient treatment spaces to accommodate up to 22,000 presentations per year, reducing the flow of emergency patients to metropolitan hospitals and the associated pressure on SA Ambulance Services.
The new emergency department will also provide important additional facilities including a separate ambulance entry, triage, treatment and minor procedure rooms, low stimulus room, consulting rooms and two secure paediatric observation beds.
The new emergency department is part of the master plan for the Mount Barker Hospital site, which has been developed by Russell and Yelland Architects.
Draft concept plans have been developed for consultation with clinicians and the community, and will be made available for feedback in the near future.
It is anticipated that construction could begin in mid-2020, ready for service delivery in 2021.
General medical and surgical care includes:
- aged care assessment team
- day surgery facilities
- diagnostic radiology, x-ray, CT, fluoroscopy
- diagnostic ultrasound
- home medicine review
- oral surgery
- orthopaedic surgery
- plastic and reconstructive surgery
- same day stays
- surgery - general
Maternity and obstetrics
Mount Barker District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital has birthing facilities available. We provide pre-birth care, antenatal care with Obstetricians, GP/Obstetricians and Midwives through pregnancy continuum. We offer labour and birth from 37 weeks gestation with a 24 hour emergency theatre.
Childbirth and parenting classes are conducted as well as community Midwifery service. A midwife can visit you at home to support you after the birth of your baby.
You can now receive low risk chemotherapy treatment in Mount Barker, under the care of your oncologist based at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Mount Barker Chemotherapy Unit services include:
- coordination of your cancer care which can help you navigate the health system
- low risk chemotherapy treatment including oral chemotherapy and intravenous infusion treatments in the chemotherapy unit or via slow release pumps
- access to Digital Telehealth Network equipment so you can have follow-up appointments with your Oncologist without the need to travel
- non-chemotherapy infusion centre services including:
- pump disconnects
- PICC dressings
- port flushes
- blood transfusions referred from any source.
See the New regional cancer services brochure (PDF 100KB) for more information.
The State Government has committed $800,000 to fund the operation of three renal dialysis chairs at Mount Barker Hospital in 2019-20, enabling up to 12 patients to receive dialysis treatment closer to home.
The chemotherapy unit at Mount Barker Hospital will be converted into a dual-purpose chemotherapy and haemodialysis unit from July this year, with three chemotherapy chairs converted to dialysis chairs.
Up to 12 local renal patients will be able to receive their dialysis at Mount Barker Hospital from 1 July 2019, meaning they will no longer have to travel to Adelaide or Murray Bridge for their treatment.
There will be no reduction to chemotherapy services at Mount Barker with the unit being able to be open six days a week once dialysis commences on site
In the longer-term, it is hoped a standalone renal dialysis unit with six to nine chairs could be built, to cater for the expected future increase in demand.
Community health services
The Hills Southern Fleurieu Kangaroo Island Community Health Service provides a range of services from four sites in the region:
- Mount Barker
- Kingscote, Kangaroo Island
- Victor Harbor.