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 and a range of rehabilitation and mental health facilities. We also deliver specialised community and clinical health services across 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 sites and services

The Central Adelaide Local Health Network includes South Australia’s major quaternary facility:

We also deliver mental health and primary health care services at Glenside.

Our statewide clinical services include:

Community health services include:

Explore all our sites and services.

Our structure

We are the largest of all the local health networks in South Australia, with more than 15,000 employees located across the state.

As a central part of the South Australian health system, our executive team and clinicians work closely with colleagues across the state in other local health networks.

Find out more about our structure.


Our community

We support the health and well-being of the South Australian community through our world-leading sites and specialised community and clinical health services.

Our services not only cater for the health needs of residents from Adelaide’s eastern, central and western metropolitan areas, our highly specialised capabilities also provide world-class care to people from rural and remote regions, as well as interstate and overseas.

CALHN employs more than 15,000 staff and our network and consumers benefit from the support of around 400 volunteers.

Explore our community snapshot and learn more about our diverse community and their healthcare needs.


Our research

Investing in world-class research supports our strategic ambition to deliver world-class care to the community.

Learn about our research focus, which aims to deliver new ways of tackling the growing burden of chronic disease and improving patient care.

Our research partnerships allow us to share, learn and collaborate across clinical, education and research areas, enabling us to become a leading academic health sciences network.

Discover the latest innovations and treatments from our leading researchers and international collaborations.

More about research at CALHN.


Central Adelaide LHN acknowledges the Kaurna people as 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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