The Adelaide Clinic officially opens mental health expansion project
Feb 03, 2020
South Australian patients requiring psychiatric services have access to a new ward with 28 beds, which has officially opened at The Adelaide Clinic.
Ramsay Health Care Australia’s CEO, Danny Sims, and South Australia’s Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Stephen Wade, opened the mental health expansion on 18 December 2019.
South Australian Premier, Steven Marshall, was among approximately 60 guests invited to the ceremony. Those in attendance also toured the new facility following the official proceedings.
Features of the new ward include spacious rooms with ensuites and plenty of natural light with day beds in each room.
The Adelaide Clinic CEO, Carol Turnbull, said the development added another 28 beds to the existing facility, bringing the total to 84 effective inpatient beds.
This complements the separate day program facility at Magill and extensive community service covering the entire metropolitan area of Adelaide, accommodating the full continuum of patient care.
“The Adelaide Clinic was already a leading provider of psychiatric services in South Australia; this project now allows us to offer spacious and calming areas to provide treatments for all psychiatric patients. The new ward was included in the gazettal of The Adelaide Clinic services issued on 12 December 2019 by the South Australian Government Gazette,” Ms Turnbull said.
The new ward was built to replace Fullarton Private Hospital, which closed in December 2019 after its final patient was transferred to The Adelaide Clinic.