The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) in the Australian city of Adelaide has commenced construction works on its new five-level clinical services building.

This facility is anticipated to offer healthcare services to the western suburbs of Adelaide.

Being constructed under the third phase of the South Australia Government’s $225.2m (A$314m) hospital redevelopment project, the new building will have Intensive Care Unit (ICU), operating theatres, a bigger emergency department (ED) and a rehabilitation facility.

The expanded ED will have 46 treatment bays in the purpose-built clinical services building, which will also have a 14-bed ICU, 12 new operating theatres with recovery areas, a cardiac catheter lab and a procedural suite. 

Furthermore, the rehabilitation facility will have 52 beds in the new site that will also offer clinical support services, including Medical Imaging and Pathology.

The works to renovate the existing cardiac catheterisation facilities concluded in July 2019 and the new 500-space multi-storey car park intended for patients and visitors has been completed as part of the TQEH redevelopment project.

This project is expected to generate 390 new job opportunities every year.

South Australia Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said: “We are focused on building what matters to the people of South Australians, and today marks another key milestone in the delivery of the Marshall Liberal Government’s massive $3bn hospital build programme.

“Once complete, TQEH will deliver increased capacity for emergency, critical care and surgical capabilities in Adelaide’s western suburbs.

“The TQEH is the heart of healthcare in the western suburbs, and we are pleased to reach yet another significant milestone in delivering the massive $225.2m (A$314m) redevelopment of the site.”