Flinders Medical Centre

Flinders Medical Centre is a 580 bed public teaching hospital and medical school, co-located with Flinders University and the 130 bed Flinders Private Hospital located at Bedford Park, South Australia. It opened in 1976. It is one of the major public hospitals operating in metropolitan Adelaide. It serves as the trauma centre for the southern suburbs generally and obstetrics in particular. It is the liver transplant centre for South Australia.

FMC is part of the Southern Adelaide Health Service (Southern Health) which includes Noarlunga Health Services, Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia and a range of outreach and community based services.


Flinders Medical Centre recently underwent a $163 million redevelopment. The centrepiece of the redevelopment is the construction of a new south wing building which is now complete. The new south wing building is a three-storey building linked to the main Flinders Medical Centre building. It includes a Birthing and Assessment Suite on level 3 and a Maternity and Gynaecology Unit on level 4. Services previously offered in the main Flinders Medical Centre building have moved into the new south wing to create room for an expansion of operating theatres and the Intensive and Critical Care Unit at FMC. The FMC redevelopment project includes:

  • An expanded and extensively redeveloped Emergency Department, including 21 additional treatment cubicles
  • Development of an new Acute Medical Unit, located adjacent to the Emergency Department
  • An expanded Intensive and Critical Care Unit, taking to 32 the total number of intensive care beds - an increase of eight intensive care beds
  • New state-of-the-art operating theatres including a first stage recovery area
  • A new Day Surgery Unit including a second stage recovery area

Building Activity

  • OpenBuildings
    OpenBuildings added a digital reference
    about 6 years ago via OpenBuildings.com