Hospital is a 174-bed, acute care teaching hospital that provides inpatient,
outpatient and emergency services to a population of nearly 200,000 people
living primarily in Adelaide’s north eastern suburbs.
Hospital opened in 1973, with the Education Centre built in 1979, followed by
the Woodleigh House Adult mental health unit in 1980. In 1995, Modbury Hospital
management was transferred from public sector management to the private
organisation Healthscope, and was later returned to public sector management on
1 July 2007.
working in collaboration and partnership, Modbury Hospital is affiliated with
the University of Adelaide and enjoys a close relationship with the general
practitioners in its catchment area.
The hospital provides a range of
general medicine and general surgery services and has a specific focus on
rehabilitation, older persons and palliative care service.
The hospital is rapidly moving
towards the goal of the SA Health Care Plan, which incorportaes increasing
surgical throughout. The hospital also provides outpatient and Emergency
On 1 July 2011, Modbury Hospital
became a part of the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN). By 2016
NALHN, which also includes Lyell McEwin Hospital, will service almost half a
million South Australians and currently employs in excess of 3.700 staff that
provide high quality patient care, education and research.