Flinders Medical Centre
Medical Services - Bedford Park, SA
Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) is a 593 bed specialist referral public teaching hospital in Adelaide, South Australia.
On 1 July 2011, as part of the ongoing health reform process, FMC became part of the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network.
Situated in the Adelaide foothills approximately 12 kilometres from the city centre the hospital is only a few kilometres from our beautiful south coast beaches and close to famous wineries in the southern Adelaide region.
Since opening in 1976, FMC has earned an international reputation as one of Australia’s finest public teaching hospitals and as a centre for research excellence.
The hospital is collocated with the Flinders University School of Medicine and the approximate 130 bed Flinders Private Hospital. FMC has close links with other health providers in southern Adelaide.
FMC is unique in South Australia (SA) in providing an extensive range of services for patients of all ages. It is one of two major trauma centres in SA. An around-the-clock emergency retrieval service brings patients to FMC by road or helicopter.
FMC is also the base for the South Australian Eye Bank and the South Australian and Northern Territory Liver Transplant Unit.
More than 3,500 skilled FMC staff provide services to people across Australia, from Darwin in the Northern Territory to Mount Gambier in South Australia's south east.
Staff are supported by more than 600 volunteers who make up the largest volunteer service in a public hospital in SA.
Flinders Medical Centre is accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards.