Labor’s Health Plans for the North & Northeast

Modbury Hospital upgrade – $117 million investment

  • 48 sub-acute beds: Open now, these beds provide a much-needed boost to the Hospital’s capacity, helping to improve hospital flow and reduce ramping.
  • 20-bed older person’s mental health unit ($48m): Delivering specialist care for older residents experiencing acute dementia or other conditions requiring high level care than a community service or aged care facility can provide.
  • 24 additional mental health beds ($44m): 24 adult mental health beds in a brand-new building, more than doubling the mental health beds at Modbury Hospital.
  • Modbury Hospital Cancer Centre ($25m):
    • Establishing a cancer centre in the North-East, featuring 12 chemotherapy chairs and outpatient consulting rooms to deliver cancer services closer to home. Expected to be complete in 2025.
    • A new five-storey car park that will deliver a further 305 car spaces – increasing overall parking spaces at the hospital by approximately 200.


Lyell McEwin Hospital

    • $47 million to deliver 48 new sub-acute beds to relieve pressure on the hospital.
    • $4.5 million for the now completed major upgrade of the emergency department, increasing capacity to 76 treatment spaces.
    • Delivered a $1.2 million transportable renal unit at the LMH, increasing renal chair capacity from 12 to 21, ensuring more of the community can access dialysis closer to home.
    • Future-proofed the hospital by purchasing the neighbouring parcel of land at 471 Oldham Road, previously owned by the City of Playford.


Ambulance Stations 

  • Building a new Golden Grove Ambulance Station.  With 20 paramedics (March 2023) and 12 ambulance officers (July 2023)
  • Elizabeth and Gawler Ambulance Station expansion
    With 16 paramedics at Elizabeth and 18 more ambos at Gawler (12 paramedics and 6 ambulance officers)
  • Campbelltown Ambulance Station. $8.4 million committed for a full rebuild of Campbelltown Ambulance Station on its existing site.


24/7 Pharmacy

  • We are supporting three pharmacies across Adelaide including Chemist Warehouse Saints Shopping Centre, Salisbury Plains to open their doors 24/7 providing medication and care when South Australian families most need it and helping to reduce pressure on hospitals.


Urgent Care Clinics (UCC)

The Federal Government is partnering with the Malinauskas Government to open five Medicare UCCs in SA. The Elizabeth Medicare UCC is now open at the Elizabeth Medical and Dental Centre.


Safe Haven Café.

  • The government has opened a first-of-its-kind drop-in mental health service in Adelaide’s northern suburbs to provide peer-led support to the community in a specially designed non-clinical setting – and in turn help ease pressure on our emergency departments.
    Located at 9 John Street, Salisbury, Safe Haven offers a calm and inviting space for people in the local community in need of mental health support, with no booking or referral required.
  • Crisis Stabilisation Centre – Northern Suburbs Together with the Albanese Labor Government, we are also rolling out Head to Health mental health centers across SA, including in Northern Adelaide which will be co-commissioned and co-located with a state-funded urgent care and 16-bed crisis stabilisation centre to increase access to mental health services and supports.