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Southern Adelaide Local Health Network

Flinders Medical Centre Master Plan

Project Information

Flinders Medical Centre is a specialist referral public teaching hospital collocated with the Flinders University School of Medicine and the privately-operated Flinders Private Hospital (FPH). FMC is the major referral centre for acute care and emergency services in the southern region of Adelaide and also provides a number of state-wide services including the Liver Transplant Service, Cochlear Implant, Chronic Pain Implant and the Eye Bank. It also provided state-wide obstetric trauma services.

Into the future, FMC will continue to deliver complex tertiary services to SALHN, country, state and interstate catchments.

As a priority the hospital will increase both service capacity to better meet health care demand and capability through embracing new technologies including enhanced radiology and imaging modalities. As a teaching hospital, FMC partnership with Flinders University will continue to grow.

FMC delivers health care as part of the broader system of services across SALHN and SA Health. The Master Plan responds to the whole of LHN- service planning approach that was undertaken as the first stage of the master plan engagement.

The FMC Master Plan has been developed using a four-stage approach:

  • Stage 1 includes immediate renovation to existing infrastructure to address the current demand for treatment and short stay spaces.
  • Stage 2 includes new and refurbished acute facilities and support services.
  • Stage 3 further increased clinical and support capacity and additional car parking.
  • Future possibilities on the campus were also identified as a catalyst to a partnership with private providers, education, research, and industry partners.

SA Health Department of Health and Wellness for Southern Adelaide Local Hospital Network


Adelaide, South Australia



Project Scope:

LHN-wide service strategy and infrastructure plans

Destravis Role:

Service Planning, Master Planner, Stakeholder Engagement & Principal Consultant