The Albanese Government is partnering with the Malinauskas Government to deliver a once in a generation, $400 million expansion of Flinders Medical Centre at Bedford Park.
The upgrade will equip Flinders to deliver high quality services to southern Adelaide, decrease ramping, and dramatically reduce pressure on the overall hospital network.
The Flinders Medical Centre upgrade will include:
- 160 more hospital beds, with single-bed rooms forming the majority of these new beds to improve patient privacy and
- An expansion of the Margaret Tobin Centre for mental health, helping to address mental health access which is a leading cause of the
- New modern operating theatres, increasing the capacity for emergency and elective surgery.
- An expanded Intensive Care Unit, which was placed under sustained pressure during the pandemic.
- Upgraded and expanded medical imaging services, including bringing angiography services in-house to improve scans for
- A new eye-surgery clinic, providing higher quality and faster ophthalmology surgery for conditions such as cataracts.
- Improved care for older South Australians, including a new 24-bed ward at the Repat Health Precinct as a hub for older persons’
health and wellbeing.
I was also thrilled to join the Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in February to announce an extra 26 new acute inpatient beds would open at Flinders to help ease pressure on the hospital’s emergency department.
Work has begun on the upgrade so stay tuned for more announcements coming soon!