The Royal Adelaide Hospital is designed to be a welcoming and healing environment.
Throughout its construction, architects, healthcare professionals and community members worked to ensure that every design element and building feature would help to create the best possible patient experience.
The RAH is one of the first hospitals in Australia to offer 100 percent single overnight patient rooms.
In addition to delivering enhanced comfort, privacy and healing, single rooms minimise the risk of cross infection and enable more care and therapy to be delivered at the patient’s bedside.
Designed for the 21st century, the general inpatient rooms are spacious, measuring at around 23 square metres each, including a private ensuite.
There are an additional 10 bariatric rooms available, as well as negative pressure rooms. All overnight general inpatient rooms also feature an in-built day bed enabling a loved one or carer to stay overnight where it is in the patient’s best interests to do so.
Large windows provide natural light and views of surrounding parklands and gardens, while bedside monitors (touch screens) enable patients to easily control entertainment systems, such as free-to-air and pay TV (user pays system), view meal options and order food.
Landscaped gardens and courtyards are located within two minutes of every patient room, providing ready access to a variety of outdoor areas for respite, refreshment and physical therapy.