The A$3.6 billion Adelaide BioMed City is one of the largest health and life sciences clusters in the Southern Hemisphere. Located in the CBD, it brings together research, education, clinical care and business development. It is home to the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) completed in 2013 and the new Royal Adelaide Hospital completed in 2017.
SAHMRI is purpose-built and state-of-the-art with cutting edge technology and equipment. It has been established as the state’s first independent flagship health and medical research institute, made possible with $200m in funding from the Australian Government.
The new Royal Adelaide Hospital (NRAH) is the State’s flagship public hospital, providing world-class health care and facilities for South Australians. Occupying a 10 hectare site, the NRAH is the largest, most technologically advanced hospital in the State and one of the most advanced in the nation, employing some 6 000 people, with 800 beds and projected to have around 800 000 admissions each year.
Adjacent to NRAH and SAHMRI are two new facilities made possible with funding from the Australian Government of $100 million: $40 million has been invested in a Centre for Cancer Biology, a partnership of the University of South Australia with SA Pathology; and $60 million has been invested in a new medical school for the University of Adelaide that brings together the Schools of Medicine and Nursing.