Upgrading
Lyell McEwin Hospital

Upgrading
Lyell McEwin Hospital

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've done

The Marshall Liberal Government is upgrading Lyell McEwin Hospital – almost doubling the size of its emergency department (ED) and adding a new eight-bed Mental Health Short Stay Unit.

This $58 million expansion will see an additional 1,900 square metres of space in the emergency department, 32 new treatment spaces, additional resuscitation and triage capacity and dedicated paediatric areas.

The new ED is scheduled to open in the first half of 2022 and the entire redevelopment is expected to be finished by the end of 2022.

The Lyell McEwin was pushed to breaking point as a result of Labor's Health downgrades under their disastrous Transforming Health policy.

We are undoing the damage of Transforming Health, investing a record amount in our health system to upgrade our hospitals and expand emergency departments across the state.

What we'll do

A re-elected Marshall Liberal Government will deliver 48 extra beds at the Lyell McEwin Hospital.

We will deliver two new, 24-bed inpatient units with only single-occupancy bedrooms – allowing patients to receive their care in privacy and comfort.

The new inpatient units will increase the capacity of surgical, medical and aged care services for people in the northern suburbs.

We have also allocated $5 million for the purchase of land directly opposite the hospital to future proof the site and allow for a further expansion in the future.

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 are upgrading the Lyell McEwin Hospital – almost doubling the size of its emergency department and adding more mental health beds.
  • The upgrade is expected to be finished by the end of 2022.
  • Part of a record annual $7.4 billion investment in our health system to fix ramping, ease pressure on 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.