Services at Lyell McEwin Hospital

South Australia’s Health Care Plan 2007 - 2016 (SAHCP) identified the need for transformation of health services in metropolitan Adelaide to address, among other things, the growth in population and increasing demand for services in Adelaide’s north.

Part of this transformation has included the refocus of the Lyell McEwin Hospital (LMH) from a ‘community hospital’ to become one of the three major adult tertiary hospitals servicing the SA community.

Updated services for Lyell McEwin Hospital

The Government has committed significant resources to the ongoing redevelopment of LMH which will see an additional 124 beds (inclusive of 96 general and 28 specialist type beds) and associated infrastructure to support the projected increase in activity.

A staged transition for the opening of the beds is underway, with the first tranche of 24 medical beds opening in July 2013.The remainder of the beds will be phased in over the next three to 18 months on an agreed clinical service transition between Central and Northern LHNs.

The majority of clinical activity realignment will occur between the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) to LMH and/or Modbury Hospital. The planning of the realignment is being undertaken collaboratively between Central and Northern Adelaide Local Health Networks and has relied heavily on consultation with clinical staff.

It is anticipated that the expansion of clinical services which have been planned to be staged over the next two years within the north, and in particular the LMH, will provide people in the north much needed access to services closer to home rather than having to travel to the RAH or TQEH.

The priority clinical areas identified have included:

  • cardiology
  • orthopaedics
  • respiratory
  • stroke/neurology
  • general medicine
  • rehabilitation
  • general surgery
  • gastroenterology
  • vascular.

For more information with regard to this transition of services please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 245KB).

An updated list of outpatient contact details, clinics and services can also be found on the outpatients clinics page.

The below list of speciality services has also been update to reflect the changing profile of Lyell McEwin Hospital.

LMH specialty services

Specialty services include:

  • allied health
  • coronary care and cardiac step down unit
  • day procedures
  • emergency extended care unit
  • emergency medicine
  • endocrinology
  • gastroenterology
  • general medicine
  • general surgery
  • gynaecology
  • high dependency unit
  • hospital in the home
  • intensive care unit
  • medical/surgical
  • medical imaging
  • medical oncology
  • neonatal
  • obstetrics
  • ophthalmology
  • orthopaedic surgery
  • otolaryngology
  • paediatric medicine
  • paediatric surgery
  • pathology
  • psychiatry
  • rehabilitation
  • renal and transplantation
  • respiratory medicine
  • rheumatology
  • stomal therapy
  • urological surgery.

For more information about these services, please phone (08) 8182 9000.