We are centralShaping the future of health with world‑class care and world‑class research
Join CALHN today to be part of a health system that is truly world-class.
We’re currently recruiting trainee medical officers, enrolled and registered nurses and allied health professionals to work across our network.
Interstate and international applicants are encouraged to apply.
Getting patients home faster after bowel surgery
Clinicians are now using laxatives to help patients get home sooner after undergoing bowel surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. The change in treatment is a result of findings from the STIMULAX trial, the biggest ever study of the use of laxatives after bowel...
“It’s been brilliant”: Zita’s experience as a clinical trial participant
Clinical trial participant, Zita, is full of praise for the care she has received while potentially gaining access to next generation treatments for inflammatory bowel disease. A life-long condition Zita was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2021, a chronic...
Adelaide Clinicians using AI to remove incorrect penicillin allergy labels
Researchers at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) are using artificial intelligence (AI) to identify which patients should and should not receive certain antibiotics. AI tools may help clinicians to accurately and quickly re-classify patients who mistakenly avoid...
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 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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