A $400 million once-in-a-generation upgrade to the Flinders Medical Centre delivered 160 beds for south Adelaide, including 136 extra beds at Flinders Medical Centre and 24 additional beds at the Repat.

Most of the beds are single rooms to improve patient privacy and infection control. Two-thirds of the beds are overnight beds and the remaining are same-day beds to meet the needs of more patients.

The funding will deliver a significant upgrade and expansion of the Margaret Tobin Centre for mental health, upgrade outdated wards, increase the capacity of the Intensive Care Unit, build additional operating theatres, increase capacity for emergency and elective surgery, upgrade and expand medical imaging services, provide a new eye surgery clinic; and establish a new 24 bed older person’s unit at the Repat as a hub for older person’s health and wellbeing.

The entire upgrade plan is expected to be completed by 2028, with a staged development to address the site infrastructure challenges and the need to progressively increase bed availability.

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