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South Australia’s largest ever private hospital.

Calvary Adelaide Hospital

The landmark Calvary Adelaide Hospital has South Australia’s only privately-owned 24-hour emergency department and is providing patients with premium health care services. This is the largest development in Adelaide’s CBD in 25 years and has helped transform the city.

The $218 million hospital allows specialists and doctors to meet the increased demands from the community with the most comprehensive range of medical services available in South Australia. It provides acute general medical and surgical services with a focus on cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, orthopaedics and sports medicine, neurosurgery and spinal surgery as well as vascular, bariatric, endoscopy and colonoscopy specialities.

The 12-storey, 350 bed, state-of-the-art facility is 50% larger than the old hospital, enabling doctors to meet clinical demand. The hospital features: 

  • 344 single-occupancy rooms with ensuite bathrooms, including 20 ICU beds and 66-day surgery beds 
  • 16 operating theatres 
  • South Australia’s only privately-owned 24-hour emergency department 
  • A 15,000 sqm rehabilitation and allied health wing 
  • A custom-designed hybrid theatre combining an operating theatre and radiology suite to diagnose and treat patients faster 
  • A rehabilitation wing with a hydrotherapy pool and mobility garden 
  • Radiology and pathology units and onsite pharmacy and coffee shop.
  • Customer
    Commercial & General
  • Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
  • Specialisation
    Health & aged care
  • Start
    July 2016
  • End
    January 2020  
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We worked with our partners to deliver a fully integrated design and construction and commercial solution, fit for the future. We constructed and invested in this project, showcasing our ability to provide end-to-end solutions.
The project earned the state’s top property honour – the Rider Levett Bucknall South Australian State Development of the Year award in 2021. The hospital was recognised for its tremendous design innovation and adaptability to deliver a hospital purpose built for today and the future.
The hospital is an exemplar of leading health care design and delivery and is purpose-built to adapt to clinical and technological change into the future.


John Holland pays respect to the Traditional Owners and Custodiams of the land on which we work and live, and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations peoples today.