Upgrading Flinders 
and Noarlunga
Hospitals

Upgrading Flinders
and Noarlunga
Hospitals

The Marshall Liberal Government is getting on with the job of increasing capacity in our hospitals to fix ramping and deliver better healthcare for all South Australians, closer to home.

What we said we'd do

Upgrade services at Noarlunga Hospital, establish an acute medical ward and reduce the need for hospital transfers.

What we've done

The Marshall Liberal Government has not only delivered on our promise to upgrade services at Noarlunga Hospital but we are also undertaking an $86 million expansion of hospitals and health services right across southern Adelaide.

We have delivered a 12-bed acute medical ward at Noarlunga Hospital which means that more patients can be treated locally, slashing around 1,000 ambulance transfers every year and easing pressure on the Flinders Medical Centre emergency department.

We have almost doubled the size of the Flinders Medical Centre emergency department, making it the biggest in the state with an extra 30 treatment spaces and an additional nine doctors.

And we have re-activated the Repat.

Our investment in southern hospitals and health services is part of a record $7.4 billion annual investment in our state’s health system to fix ramping, ease pressure on emergency departments and deliver better healthcare, closer to home.

What we'll do

A re-elected Marshall Liberal Government will deliver a $20 million upgrade of Noarlunga Hospital to expand the Emergency Department and increase mental health services in the southern suburbs.

We will deliver 15 extra ED treatment spaces – taking pressure off the existing ED and the Flinders Medical Centre.

The upgrade will also provide better services to acute mental health patients – with the existing two person bedrooms on the Morier Mental Health Unit redesigned so that each patient has their own single room. This will make the unit better for patients and staff, and bring the facility up to best-practice.

What it means for you

  • More beds and better services in better, local facilities
  • Pressure on our emergency departments is reduced, fixing ramping
  • You and your loved ones can get the healthcare you need, closer to home

Policy snapshot

  • We have delivered on our promise to establish an acute medical ward at Noarlunga Hospital as part of an upgrade of hospitals and health services in southern Adelaide.
  • We have expanded Flinders Medical Centre emergency department to be the biggest in the state and we have re-activated the Repat.
  • Part of a record $7.4 billion annual investment in our state’s health system to fix ramping, ease pressure on hospital emergency departments and deliver better healthcare, closer to home
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The Marshall Liberal Government is getting on with the job of increasing capacity in our hospitals to fix ramping and deliver better healthcare for all South Australians, closer to home.

The Marshall Liberal Government is getting on with the job of increasing capacity in our hospitals to fix ramping and deliver better healthcare for all South Australians, closer to home.