We are centralShaping the future of health with world‑class care and world‑class research
Three years on from Glenn’s world-first burns treatment with a polymer-based laboratory grown skin
Glenn received a life-saving transplant of his own laboratory-grown skin in 2018 after being admitted to the RAH with burns to 95 per cent of his body as a result of a house fire. Researchers at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) Burns Unit have now published a...
New study lays foundation for a cure to diabetes
Central Adelaide researchers have published game-changing data that’s paving the way for a potential cure for type 1 diabetes. The new study documents the success of a revolutionary new method which involves implanting insulin-producing islet cells into an...
Making the move to adult health services easier for young people with inflammatory bowel disease
Researchers at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) are looking at ways to make the transition from childhood to adult health services smoother for adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease. A drastic change As a 17-year-old, Amelia found the sudden change...
World-class research at CALHN
Investing in world-class research supports our strategic ambition to deliver world-class care to the community.
Learn more about our research focus, who we partner with and the community events we run. Get access to our latest research news and publications.
Who we are
Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) is South Australia’s largest health network, covering almost 30% of the population.
We deliver public health services to two major Adelaide hospitals – the Royal Adelaide Hospital and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital – and a range of rehabilitation and mental health facilities. We also deliver specialised community and clinical health services such as SA Patholology, SA Dental and BreastScreen SA.
Our ambition is to shape the future of health in South Australia, through world-class care and world-class research.
We are committed to being among the top hospitals both nationally and internationally, with our services recognised in the world’s best hospital rankings since 2019.
Our hospitals and services
Royal Adelaide Hospital
The Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) is the state’s flagship hospital, providing a comprehensive range of the most complex clinical care to an estimated 85,000 inpatients and 400,000 outpatients each year.Learn more
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) is an acute care teaching hospital that provides inpatient, outpatient, emergency and mental health services to a population of more than 250,000 people living primarily in Adelaide’s western suburbs.Learn more
Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre
Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre provides general rehabilitation services for people suffering from stroke, other neurological and medical disorders, orthopaedic conditions and amputations.Learn more
We are committed to Reconciliation
Reconciliation is about strengthening existing connections and establishing new relationships built on mutual understanding, trust and respect with the Aboriginal community of South Australia.
The Central Adelaide LHN (CALHN) Reconciliation Action Plan has been developed to guide, support and hold us accountable as we uphold our values and make reconciliation a reality.
Central Adelaide LHN acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands on which its sites are located. We respect their spiritual relationship with their country and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to living Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today.
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