Outpatient services for the 21st century open at Modbury Hospital
Published on May 2021
I want to update you about good news for our local health services.
Our community in the north-east of Adelaide now has access to a new, state-of-the-art outpatient building as part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s $98 million redevelopment of the Modbury Hospital.
Up to 24 different outpatient speciality services will be offered on level one, with the ground floor dedicated to a new women’s and paediatrics outpatient clinic.
Delivering better services and outpatient reform is a critical priority for the Marshall Liberal Government in bringing down wait times. The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) has decreased maximum wait times by more than 50% in the past twelve months.
The purpose-built outpatient facility will deliver pre-admission, medical, surgical, women’s and paediatric, and allied services in a modern environment to better support the health and wellbeing of South Australians.
In addition, a state-of-the-art audiology booth, ophthalmology laser room, and a new OPD-specific plaster room will enable the hospital to undertake more procedures, whilst ensuring staff can provide the best hospital services for the community now and into the future.
Some of the outpatient services in the new OPD facility include gynaecology, orthopaedic, ophthalmology, physiological substitution, plastics, podiatry, breast care, ENT, audiology, respiratory, rheumatology, vascular, renal, neurology.
Gastroenterology services will also return on site, with plans to undertake urology outpatient procedures in the future.
Immunisations for both pregnant women and children will also commence in the near future, with the new unit having a designated medication room and immunisation fridge installed.
Staff have told me they are excited by these improvements which have significantly improved patient flow through the Modbury Hospital.
Health is a key priority for us, and we will continue to work hard to deliver a world-class health system for all South Australians.
For more information, please visit: https://www.premier.sa.gov.au/news/media-releases/news/outpatient-services-for-the-21st-century-open-at-modbury-hospital
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