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Finding your way around


Signs inside the Royal Adelaide Hospital will help you identify the floor you are on and the area you are in.

The signs use a combination of letters and numbers, for example 3E means you are on level 3 and in section E.

Each section has its own colour and artwork theme. For example, section G is blue and the artwork theme is water. 

The theme and colour assigned to each section are:

  • A - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, dark brown
  • B/C - Flora, light brown
  • D - Cultural diversity, grey
  • E - Earth, orange
  • F - Flora, green
  • G - Water, blue

Each of the above sections is serviced by a dedicated lift. This means that if you’re attending a clinic reception labelled 5F, you would take Lift F to level 5.

If you need assistance to find your way, there are touch screen information kiosks located inside the main entrance, emergency entrance, at lift D on Level 3 (near the food court) and at public car park lift lobbies B, C, D, E, F and G.

These kiosks can help you find where you need to go with on-screen maps to guide you and the option to print the directions to take with you.

Visitors who would like to speak to a friendly face can also seek assistance from hospital volunteers and staff stationed at the main entrance enquiries desk or at other reception areas.

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