Revitalising Health at TQEH

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) is at the heart of healthcare in Adelaide’s western suburbs and will continue to deliver world-class healthcare services into the future, with strong links to teaching and learning, innovative research and community.

Plans are underway to develop a brand-new, purpose-built clinical services building at TQEH as part of a $314 million redevelopment project. Some of the services that are currently in the plans for the new clinical services building include:

  • an emergency department
  • operating theatres and day surgery/procedural suites
  • an intensive care unit
  • general rehabilitation facilities

Construction of the new clinical services building is expected to commence in 2021 and be completed by 2023-24.

After hours cardiology services have been reinstated at the hospital with a $4 million refurbishment of the cardiac catheterisation lab completed in July 2019. The upgrade ensures TQEH has the capacity to manage cardiac emergencies and support best quality patient care.

In December 2019 a new multi-deck car park opened, providing 500 parking spaces for patients, families and visitors across five levels, including more than 70 accessible spaces for people with disabilities.

The new car park paves the way for the clinical services building to be built on the site of the existing northern patient and visitor car park.

A landmark Memorandum of Understanding with the University of South Australia will see TQEH become a leading nursing and allied health university hospital.  Connections with universities, health services and the community will continue to be strengthened, as the hospital becomes the central hub of a Woodville Health and Wellness precinct.

The hospital will continue to grow and respond to the needs of the community, supporting diversity through stronger links with its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

Engagement

To ensure that the redevelopment of TQEH meets the needs of the community that use the hospital, engagement with clinicians, patients and the wider community has been essential during the planning phase of the redevelopment.

In 2019, 230 participants including staff, consumers and community stakeholders were involved in redevelopment user group consultation and engagement activities. Their input helped inform what services will go in the new building, where the services should be located in relation to each other and what the services require to deliver the best possible care to patients.

The redevelopment project team continues to work with stakeholders and invite feedback from the community as the project progresses.  

Please view the TQEH Redevelopment Engagement Framework (PDF 818KB).

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Contact

For any questions or feedback about TQEH Redevelopment
Email: Health.CALHNRedevelopment@sa.gov.au

TQEH Redevelopment news

For latest updates about revitalising quality health care services at TQEH through the $314 million redevelopment of TQEH, please view the TQEH redevelopment news page.