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Calvary's new hospital opens its doors

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The new $345 million Calvary Adelaide Hospital today opened its doors as the Calvary Wakefield Hospital simultaneously closed after 115 years of serving South Australians.

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The new hospital in the Adelaide CBD is Calvary’s biggest investment in Australia and is the largest private hospital in South Australia.

Calvary SA Regional chief executive officer, Sharon Kendall said the new Calvary Adelaide Hospital will continue Calvary’s service to South Australians with the highest quality, compassionate health care. Calvary Adelaide Hospital joins Calvary’s other hospitals, Calvary North Adelaide and Calvary Central Districts.

“Calvary South Australia has been caring for South Australians since 1900. This state-of-the-art, $345 million hospital is unlike any other hospital facility in the State and we’re extremely proud to welcome the new site into our trusted Calvary network,” Ms Kendall said.

“It’s almost double the size of the 115-year-old Calvary Wakefield Hospital and will, in a few days, also welcome the entire team from the Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital in Walkerville.”

Calvary SA Regional CEO Sharon Kendall.

Offering the only 24/7 private Emergency Department in South Australia, the new hospital boasts the latest equipment, modern facilities and capabilities to adapt to future advances in technology.

The hospital has 344 beds, along with 66 day patient beds, 16 state-of-the-art operating theatres including five day surgery theatres and an additional hybrid theatre, two angiography laboratories, four procedural suites as well as radiology, pathology, an onsite pharmacy and coffee shop.

“The new hospital marks an exciting new era for Calvary in South Australia. We look forward to welcoming more than 700 current hospital staff to the new site,” Ms Kendall said.

“As our services continue to grow, so too will the Calvary team, bringing with it new opportunities for staff and volunteers.

“A special thank you must be given to SA Ambulance Service and the entire Calvary community for making this transition to the new Calvary Adelaide Hospital possible and for all their years of service and care for South Australians in need.”

Calvary Wakefield Hospital will be repurposed by the owner of the site, while the Calvary Rehabilitation site has been purchased by an established independent aged care provider.

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