Lyell McEwin Hospital

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Adelaide , Australia

Hospital description

The Lyell McEwin Hospital, founded as a small country hospital in 1959, is now an acute care teaching hospital located in Adelaide, South Australia. The 299-bed hospital provides a full range of medical, surgical, diagnostic, emergency and support services to a population of over 300,000 people living in Adelaide’s northern suburbs and nearby towns.

The hospital is affiliated with both the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia. The hospital is also one of the leading maternity hospitals in the state and is the only hospital in South Australia to provide new mothers and their babies the Mothercarer postnatal support service. Additionally, it one of only two tertiary teaching hospitals in the state to receive Baby Friendly Health Initiative Accreditation according to World Health Organization guidelines.

Since 2002, the Lyell McEwin Hospital has undergone a $336 million three part redevelopment program, as part of the State Government’s modernisation of the state’s health system. This redevelopment program consisted of opening six new operating theatres, a new Emergency Department, new medical imaging facilities, women’s health consulting & treatment facilities, a 50-bed acute and aged care mental health facility, a $7 million Radiation Oncology Unit, enhanced medical and palliative services, new pathology, oncology and gastroenterology units and the establishment of an extended emergency care unit, day surgery and ambulatory services. In 2010, a $25 million multi-level staff & visitor car park was completed.

There are also plans to include an additional 100-150 inpatient beds and enhancements to the volume and complexity of interventional cardiology, urology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, cancer services, neurology and general medicine over the next seven years. This has been funded by the State Government who have provided a further $202 million towards the redevelopment program.

The hospital has received the following awards:

- 2011: National High Commendation from the Australian Institute of Building – Commercial Construction $50m – $100m category
- 2011: SA Excellence award from the Australian Institute of Building – Commercial Construction $50m – $100m category
- 2006: National Property Council of Australia Award
- 2006: National Award for Excellence in Construction from Master Builders Australia


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Public


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