State Government to fund Modbury Hospital upgrades

News Date: 03 Dec 2017

Category: Buildings

The South Australian State Government will invest more than $90 million in upgrades and new services at Modbury Hospital in order to provide residents in Adelaide’s north east with access to improved medical and surgical services and a new, purpose built palliative care hospice.

Patients will benefit from a broader range of surgical procedures occurring closer to home and they will be seen, treated and discharged from a specialist eight bed Emergency Extended Care Unit, to be built next to the Emergency Department.

The State Government’s investment includes:

  • $35.4 million for an Acute Surgical Unit, to enable a wider range of elective surgeries to be carried out at Modbury Hospital.
  • A new $9.2 million Extended Emergency Care Unit and a new $8.9 million Acute Medical Unit, both located next to the hospital’s Emergency Department, to allow patients to be seen sooner, and more to be treated and discharged at Modbury Hospital, with fewer transfers to other hospitals.
  • $15.6 million to create a state-of-the-art purpose built palliative care facility with 16 individual rooms with private bathrooms, to provide contemporary care in a modern setting.
  • A $22.5 million major infrastructure upgrade to improve the building’s amenities and upgrade the building’s façade.

On the back of substantial advice from clinicians, the government has decided not to establish a High Dependency Unit, instead electing to proceed with the more expensive, comprehensive option of extending surgical capacity at the hospital.

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