Flinders Medical Centre

Under the Transforming Health plan, $185.5 million is being invested to improve and upgrade facilities at Flinders Medical Centre, including:

  • A new rehabilitation centre, with 55 rehabilitation beds, new gyms and a hydrotherapy pool so rehabilitation can start sooner
  • Southern Adelaide Palliative Services will relocate to Level 5 of the new rehabilitation building, offering access to shared spaces and a large rooftop garden
  • More car parking, with a new 1780 space multi-deck car park (1220 more spaces than currently exist) to make it easier to visit loved ones
  • A dedicated orthogeriatric service
  • A new centre for the Older Persons’ Mental Health Service

Fast emergency care

In an emergency, always call 000. Please do not self-present to a hospital or your local GP.

Flinders Medical Centre operates a 24 hour, seven days a week Emergency Department with specialist
doctors and nurses onsite around the clock to respond to life-threatening emergencies and trauma.
A 24 hour on-call service for acute coronary syndrome cases, like heart attacks, is available.
This means specialised teams and equipment will be available whenever emergencies occur,
including major emergencies such as a car accident, heart attack or stroke.

Improved palliative care facilities

Southern Adelaide Palliative Services will be located on the fifth floor of the rehabilitation building.
The new palliative care unit will have access to shared spaces, a large rooftop garden, and 15 single rooms with individual bathrooms, providing greater privacy for patients and their families.

More rehabilitation services

A new state of the art rehabilitation facility will be built, integrating rehabilitation into the hospital so patients can begin their rehabilitation as soon as they are ready in order to achieve the best recovery outcomes. The new rehabilitation centre will have 55 single patient rooms, gymnasium spaces, robotic equipment and a hydrotherapy pool.

Improved car parking

A 1,780 space multi-level car park (1,220 more than previously) is being built at the hospital to ensure adequate parking for staff, patients and their families. The additional car parking will mean more parking closer to the hospital for patients attending appointments and for families visiting their loved ones.

Older Persons’ Mental Health Service

A 30 bed Older Persons’ Mental Health Service will be established at Flinders Medical Centre.
The design of the new unit supports high levels of observation and purpose designed bedrooms and bathrooms, for improved patient safety. There are enhanced outdoor spaces include a healing and sensory garden, and kitchen and refreshment areas to support consumer independence.

Comprehensive surgical services

Flinders Medical Centre will be the centre for complex and specialised surgeries in the south, including complex cardiac surgical cases and trauma surgery, giving patients in the southern suburbs access to the best surgical care.

Expanded specialised stroke service

An expanded onsite specialist stroke service (emergency clot-busting treatment) will be available at Flinders Medical Centre 12 hours a day, seven days a week, from 8am to 8pm (previously the full stroke service team was only onsite on weekdays during business hours). General stroke treatment will continue to be available onsite at Flinders Medical Centre 24 hours a day, seven days a week. An expanded statewide 24/7 specialist stroke service will be available for all South Australians at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Building upon previous investment

Since 2002, $193 million has been invested in the Flinders Medical Centre to undertake projects that improve facilities for residents in Southern Adelaide, including:

  • construction of a new south wing building, including a Birthing and Assessment Suite and a Maternity and Gynaecology Unit. The building is also the first health facility in Australia to achieve an “As Built” 5 star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia
  • construction of a new Emergency Department, completely redeveloped to provide an additional 21 treatments cubicles, including an ocean-themed paediatrics emergency area, time critical bays and an ambulance deck canopy
  • expansion of the Intensive and Critical Care Unit by eight beds, taking the total number of beds to 32
  • a new 30-bed Acute Medical Unit located adjacent to the Emergency Department
  • a new purpose built 20-bed Cardiac Care Unit
  • a redeveloped and expanded operating theatre suite, including ten new state-of-the-art operating theatres, plus two additional shell theatres for future expansion and a new Day of Surgery Admissions Unit
  • new MRI/CT imaging facility
  • refurbished paediatric inpatient ward
  • significant upgrade to the site engineering infrastructure and refurbishment of Central Sterilising Services Department facilities
  • construction of a decked car park and completion of the Margaret Tobin Centre.

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