2015/16 Budget: Better Hospitals

The State Government believes South Australians should have access to the best health care, first time, every time.

That is why the State Budget includes $260 million to construct new health facilities to progress the Government’s Transforming Health initiative.

The funding includes:

  • $20.4 million at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital to add an additional level to the Allied Health and Rehabilitation Building, a new hydrotherapy pool and on-ward gyms.
  • $159.5 million at the Flinders Medical Centre for a new 55-bed rehabilitation centre, a new older persons mental health service and new multi-level car park.
  • $32 million at Modbury Hospital to develop a new dedicated eye clinic, a new hydrotherapy pool and more than double the number of rehabilitation beds.
  • $16.1 million to increase the ambulance fleet by 12 vehicles and to build new and expand existing ambulance stations.
  • $15 million for a new Post-Traumatic Stress Centre for Excellence.

New investments in both the southern and northern suburbs, with improvements to the Noarlunga and Lyell McEwin hospitals.

South Australia is also a leader in biomedical research. That is why we are investing a further $5.1 million to support the work of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.