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Royal Adelaide Hospital

Recognised as one of the world’s best hospitals in 2021, the 800-bed Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) is the state’s flagship hospital, providing complex clinical care across medical, surgical, emergency, acute mental health, outpatient and diagnostic fields. Each year staff at the hospital care for around 85,000 inpatients and 400,000 outpatients.

As a research-informed leading hospital the Royal Adelaide Hospital is committed to fostering scholarship and a spirit of discovery and interrogation. In keeping with this ethos, staff conduct cutting-edge, transformative research to develop new insights in order to deliver real health outcomes for our community. The health-related research that takes place at this site continues to vastly improve the lives of our community members, contributing to the greater wellbeing of our society and the development of new health policy. We are a leading academic health sciences network, that translates research into best practice models of care and new discoveries for the benefit of the community. .

Hundreds of clinical trials and other investigations take place across the hospital, widely known as one of Australia’s most technologically advanced healthcare facilities, integrating the latest innovations across health, education and research to deliver high-quality care.  

The RAH also plays a lead role in South Australia’s disaster management strategies, with capacity to support victims of both man-made and natural catastrophes and has been at the forefront of the state’s acute sector response to COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

As part of the Central Adelaide Local Health Network, the RAH plays a lead role in helping CALHN to achieve its’ vision of becoming one of the top-five-performing health services in Australia and one of the top-50-performing health services in the world, within five years.

The RAH is a proud foundation member of the Adelaide Biomed City Precinct and values the collaboration that the Precinct fosters across clinical, education and research.

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Women’s and Children’s Health Network

The Women’s and Children’s Health Network (WCHN) is South Australia's leading provider of health services for women, babies, children, young people and their families. The WCHN works in partnership with clients and families, the community and other service providers to promote, maintain and restore health.

WCHN includes the following health services:

  • Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
  • Child and Family Health Service
  • Children’s Disability Services
  • Metropolitan Youth Health
  • Women’s Health Service
  • Yarrow Place Rape and Sexual Assault Service



South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)

SAHMRI – South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

SAHMRI is South Australia’s independent, not-for-profit health and medical research institute.

It’s home to more than 700 researchers from around the globe who are working to overcome the world’s greatest health challenges.

SAHMRI listens to the needs of our communities to deliver research that changed the way healthcare is delivered. Through research excellence, innovation and strategic partnerships we help translate research discoveries into impact to improve the health of all Australians.






University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide unites and serves those striving to change the world—and themselves—for the better. It’s a place where history is made.

Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is home to over 29,000 students and 3,000 staff, all striving to create progress. It is a university of outstanding quality—ranked among the top 1% globally—in the heart of Australia’s most liveable city.

From the inception of Adelaide Medical School in 1885 to the present day, the University has been committed to improving health and care around the world. Through inspired teaching, groundbreaking research, and cutting-edge facilities, graduates are equipped to not only deliver the best care, but to become tomorrow’s health leaders.

The University also delivers outstanding health research for the benefit of society. With a strong emphasis on productive industry partnerships, respected health researchers lead transformative investigations that generate a rich stream of new insights, innovative technologies and treatments, and improved policy.

In 2017, the University’s 14-floor, A$246 million Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building opened in the Adelaide BioMed City. The building is the largest capital works project in the University’s history and connectsmore than 1700 students and 600 researchers in a modern, innovative learning and teaching environment.

Located in the flagship AHMS building are Adelaide Medical SchoolAdelaide Dental SchoolAdelaide Nursing School, the Clinical Research FacilityRobinson Research InstituteAdelaide Dental Hospital (run in partnership with South Australian Dental Service), and the new South Australian immunoGENomics Cancer Institute (SAiGENCI).

The building is also home to Adelaide Health Simulation, the only Australian simulation facility accredited with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare for excellence in learning and teaching.


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University of South Australia

The University of South Australia is an integral part of Adelaide’s BioMed City on North Terrace.

The state-of-the-art Bradley Building houses the Centre for Cancer Biology an alliance betweenUniSAand SA Pathology. As well asUniSA's Centre for Pharmaceutical Innovation, the Australian Centre for Precision HealthMechanism in Cell Biology, and Health and Biomedical Innovation research concentrations.

Our researchers investigate diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart and cardiovascular disease, and a range of related therapies. It is a hub for research into population health, radiotherapy and genomics and provides teaching spaces for fields such as pharmacy. We discover and develop new drugs, novel methods of detection and diagnosis, and improve prevention, screening, treatment and supportive care strategies.

The Bradley Building is also home to MOD. Museum of Discovery.


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Flinders University

Flinders University, which hosts the first Australian medical school embedded in a hospital, reaches from the Flinders Medical Centre across our Bedford Park, Sturt and Tonsley campuses to the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and multiple rural and remote clinical locations throughout South Australia and the Northern Territory.

A globally focused, locally engaged institution, Flinders University is noted for excellence in teaching, learning and research.

Highly research active, the Flinders Institute for Health and Medical Science, Medical Devices Research Institute, Caring Futures Institute, Órama Institute for Mental Health and Wellbeing, and Flinders Digital Health Research Centre represent the breadth and strength of research across the Biomedical, Health and Clinical Sciences in areas that include health services, systems improvements, public and population health, improved clinical care and laboratory and precision medicine.

Flinders also delivers integrated medical and health education programs, producing the largest cohort of health and medical graduates in South Australia.

Our research achievements are underpinned by a robust network of partnerships with organisations and industries. Flinders is a foundation partner of SAHMRI.


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