Your Rights and Responsibilities (English)
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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) is a 311 bed, acute care teaching hospital that provides inpatient, outpatient, emergency and mental health services to a population of more than 250,000 people living primarily in Adelaide’s western suburbs.
Opening as an urgent post-war project in 1954, the hospital operated purely as a maternity hospital until the general section opened to the public in March 1959. In addition to the hospital’s main campus in Woodville, the hospital also operates the St Margaret’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Semaphore, a Diabetes Outreach Service (located next to the main hospital) and a Pregnancy Advisory Service (Belmore Terrace, Woodville Park).
The hospital has a proud and strong tradition of providing excellent clinical care, teaching and research, and has developed a fine reputation as a teaching hospital with many world-acclaimed achievements in its history.
In the 2010–11 financial year The Queen Elizabeth Hospital:
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The State Government has has invested many millions of dollars towards redeveloping the hospital over the past few years, ensuring it can continue to provide both staff and patients with modern, state-of-the-art accommodation and facilities.
Stage 1 of the hospital’s redevelopment, which included the construction of a new 200-bed inpatient facility, was completed in February 2004, at a cost of $34.7 million.
The $127 million Stage 2 was completed in 2008-09 and includes a second inpatient building, the Basil Hetzel Research Institute and a multi-deck staff carpark.
Stage 2B, worth $162 million, was completed in April 2013 and includes a new rehabilitation building and a 20-bed Older Person’s Mental Health Unit.