Calvary Adelaide signs key medical group
29th November 2016
Calvary Health Care Adelaide has signed up the State’s leading orthopaedic clinic as the first major tenant for its new $300 million Calvary Adelaide Hospital.
The Wakefield Orthopaedic Clinic will move into the new hospital on completion in 2019, providing its patients with the the latest leading edge in-house orthopaedic rehabilitation facilities and programs to improve post-operative recovery.
Calvary Adelaide Hospital will be South Australia’s largest private hospital, with approximately 340 beds. Calvary Health Care, established in Australia in 1885, is a Catholic not-for-profit provider of health, community and aged care services and operates four hospitals in South Australia.
Wakefield Orthopaedic Clinic – established 25 years ago – treated more than 10,000 new patients last year and performed over 2,000 joint replacements and more than 1,200 arthroscopic reconstructive procedures, with its surgeons also consulting and operating in locations across metropolitan and regional South Australia, including the South East, Fleurieu Peninsula, Barossa Valley, Riverland, Mid North, West Coast and Kangaroo Island.
Wakefield Orthopaedic Clinic comprises 14 surgeons and 28 health workers and ancillary staff. The Clinic will occupy approximately 1,000 square metres of space and be a significant user of the new hospital’s theatre facilities and allied health services.
Dr Duncan said the clinic planned to increase its specialist orthopaedic surgeons from 14 to 20, improving availability and further reducing waiting times.
Adelaide-based developer, Commercial & General, and prominent construction company, John Holland Constructions are developing the 12-storey hospital on the corner of Pulteney and Angas Streets, Adelaide.