The South Australian Government has announced that the Lyell McEwin Hospital expansion is expected to be complete by September 2024.

The A$47m ($31m) expansion project will include two 24-bed inpatient wards, with 48 beds being among the 150 beds planned to be added this year.

The government said the expansion is part of its strategy to deliver 550 additional beds to the regional healthcare system.

The new wards will have 48 single rooms with en suites and speciality care features.  

These include four large rooms designed for bariatric patients, four larger bariatric patient rooms, four dementia-friendly rooms, four hardened rooms, and two Negative Pressure Isolation rooms for infection control.

The construction will cover around 5,900m² on a single level and will feature Clean Utility Rooms ready for the future implementation of Automated Drug Dispenser Units.

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By adding capacity to Lyell McEwin Hospital, the government aims to alleviate growing demand triggered by a 28.5% rise in ambulance patients and a 17% increase in inpatient stays over the past decade.

The rooms are taking shape, with the initial painting, flooring and tiling currently in progress.  

All the major construction milestones have been reached, with the removal of the tower crane and external scaffolding scheduled for May.

South Australia Health Minister Chris Picton said: “It is exciting to see work close to completion on the new beds at the Lyell McEwin Hospital – a sizeable boost to the capacity of the northern suburbs.

“This is a win for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who work in the northern suburbs, and for the community as a whole.”

The expansion is part of the state government’s investment in the hospital’s infrastructure, following a recent A$58m emergency department overhaul that added 1,900m² of clinical space and increased the number of treatment areas to 76.