More than $12 million has been invested in Noarlunga Hospital to build new facilities and improve surgical services for the South, ensuring the community can receive care closer to home.
This includes a new Day Surgery Unit with two new operating theatres, a new Renal Dialysis Unit and dedicated spaces for children and families in the Emergency Department.
Emergency care 24/7
In an 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 for the best care, first time, every time. Paramedics and ambulance officers are highly trained and can start advanced lifesaving treatment and stabilise a patient’s condition at any scene.
The Noarlunga Hospital Community Emergency Department will continue to provide emergency care to the local community, including assessing and treating adult and paediatric patients, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you present to Noarlunga Hospital Community Emergency Department you will be assessed and treated by emergency clinicians, with the majority of patients being discharged home.
Adults and children with complex injuries or illnesses, who are likely to be admitted, will be stabilised before being transferred to another hospital such as Flinders Medical Centre. Patients will not incur a cost for the transfer to another public hospital. For more information see Noarlunga Hospital Community ED Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 304KB)
Dedicated spaces for children and families in the ED
An Emergency Department can be a frightening or overwhelming place for a child. Dedicated spaces for children and families have been developed in the Emergency Department, aimed at making children feel more comfortable.
Improved surgical services
Noarlunga Hospital is now the centre for same-day and 23-hour surgery for the southern suburbs, ensuring patients have improved access to elective surgery.
A new Day Surgery Unit has recently been completed which includes two new operating theatres and a first stage recovery area, bringing the total number of procedural areas to six. The new unit also includes a second stage recovery area, which will increase from eight to 12 chairs.
The improvements will enable Noarlunga Hospital to increase the number of surgical procedures provided at the hospital. In line with international best models of care, some procedures that were
previously provided as overnight or multi-day surgery can now be provided as day surgery, ensuring patients do not stay in hospital for longer than needed and can return home sooner.
Renal Dialysis Unit upgrade
Patients undergo 5,000 dialysis treatments each year at Noarlunga Hospital.
The new Renal Dialysis Unit at Noarlunga Hospital includes nine renal dialysis chairs, a waiting area, bathroom facilities and personal storage spaces to provide greater comfort and privacy for patients and their families. The renal unit has increased from eight to nine chairs.
Enhanced outpatient services will be provided at Noarlunga Hospital, supporting patients in the South.
Mental Health Services
Mental health services will continue to be provided at Noarlunga Hospital including a 20-bed acute inpatient service, intermediate care, rehabilitation services and community teams.
Sub-acute inpatient services with a focus on older persons will be provided at Noarlunga Hospital.
All patients and visitors are able to park free of charge for two hours in the Noarlunga Hospital car park. Short-term drop off zone areas are available at the main entrance of the hospital.
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