The South Australian Government is providing A$30m ($29m) towards a new 120-bed teaching, aged care and rehabilitation facility at Repatriation General Hospital in Adelaide.

The facility, expected to open in 2013, will provide services for veterans and older people.

It will be fitted with consulting rooms, therapy gyms, rehabilitation areas and laboratory services.

Health Minister John Hill said that bringing these services together would improve patient care, and that combining health services with research and training would create a dynamic, forward-looking environment for the next generation of clinicians.

“Most importantly, the facility will provide more aged care beds in the southern suburbs,” Hill added.