Modbury Hospital

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Modbury Hospital
Modbury Hospital, main entrance
Location North Eastern Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Coordinates 34°50′04″S 138°41′26″E / 34.8344°S 138.6906°E / -34.8344; 138.6906Coordinates: 34°50′04″S 138°41′26″E / 34.8344°S 138.6906°E / -34.8344; 138.6906
Care system Public Medicare (AU)
Hospital type General
Affiliated university University of Adelaide
Emergency department 24 hour
Beds 178
Founded 1973
Lists Hospitals in Australia

Modbury Hospital is a 174-bed, acute care teaching hospital that provides inpatient, outpatient and emergency services to a population of nearly 200,000 people living primarily in Adelaide’s north-eastern suburbs.

Modbury Hospital opened in 1973, with the Education Centre built in 1979, followed by the Woodleigh House mental health unit in 1980. In 1995, Modbury Hospital management was transferred from public sector management to the private organisation Healthscope, and was later returned to public sector management on 1 July 2007.

Modbury Hospital is affiliated with the University of Adelaide.

Under South Australia’s Health Care Plan 2007–2016 Modbury Hospital will become one of three general hospitals in metropolitan Adelaide, providing services to its local community with an emphasis on general medicine and general surgery, and a specific focus on rehabilitation, aged care and palliative care services.

On 10 March 2010 the State Government announced that Modbury Hospital will receive a $44 million upgrade including a new emergency department featuring 25 emergency cubicles and the redevelopment of levels five and six to accommodate rehabilitation services.

Specialty services[edit]

  • Internal Medicine Service
  • Diabetes Service
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Services
  • Diagnostic Services – radiology and pathology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopaedics
  • General Surgery
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit
  • Rheumatology
  • Gynaecology
  • Urology
  • Woodleigh House – Mental Health Unit
  • High Dependency Unit - Managed by Internal Medicine Service

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