Getting you back on track

Stepney Expansion

After several years of planning and months of construction, SPORTSMED·SA Stepney will complete its transformation into a state-of-the-art healthcare hub and unveil a range of new patient facilities and services, when it opens to the public in August 2017.

Since the SPORTSMED·SA Hospital at Stepney underwent a $4.5 million expansion in 2008, discussion immediately began on how to improve the rest of the existing facilities and services at the location.

SPORTSMED·SA’s approach to this next stage of improvements centred around the key terms ‘convenience’, ‘holistic’ and ‘experience’ as the team envisioned a patient’s entire journey taking place in the one location.

With a variety of healthcare services already available onsite at Stepney including South Australia’s only purpose-built orthopaedic hospital, orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapy, medical and podiatry, along with x-ray facilities, SPORTSMED·SA identified areas they could grow the service offering and general experience for patients.

“Essentially, we identified what was missing for patients to complete their entire diagnosis, treatment and management program at SPORTSMED·SA Stepney,” CEO of SPORTSMED·SA Hospital and Orthopaedics Alan Morrison said.

“Convenience was also at the forefront of our minds as well when planning what additional services and facilities would benefit patients. We didn’t want them having to go offsite for something they may expect to receive at SPORTSMED·SA.

“A traditional patient journey can be a time consuming and difficult process if further treatment is required beyond an initial visit to the GP when you consider the potential need for prescription medicine, tests, x-rays, MRI scans, surgery and post-operative rehab.

“What we are trying to do at SPORTSMED·SA is really integrate as many aspects of the patient journey into the one hub so they can transition seamlessly between them all in one episode of treatment and care.”

According to Morrison, the team at SPORTSMED·SA pinpointed the addition of a full radiology suite, pathology centre, pharmacy and café as the necessary components to an expanded and improved service offering and patient experience at Stepney as construction eventually broke ground in November 2016.

“A pharmacy was one of the first services we highlighted that would benefit our patients visiting Stepney given our surgeons and doctors regularly prescribe medication to assist in the treatment and recovery of injuries and medical conditions,” he said.

“While we have always had x-ray facilities onsite courtesy of Dr Jones and Partners, a full suite of radiology services including CT and MRI scanning was not available. Now our practitioners can immediately diagnose conditions such as torn ligaments and ruptures, without having to send a patient offsite with a referral.

“The same situation applied with Clinpath pathology. Traditionally we have had temporary collection centre stationed at Stepney, but the expansion has afforded us the space to have Clinpath operate an onsite laboratory that can provide real-time results to our patients.

“Feedback from patients and even staff indicated a café would be a welcome addition too – I can’t say we deliberated over that decision for too long!”

To accommodate the new services and upgrades to the existing offering, which are expected to create an increase in patients, SPORTSMED·SA has also added nine consulting rooms for the medical team.

SPORTSMED·SA Sports Doctors, Psychologist and Dietitian will now consult from the new expansion building featuring the radiology practice, pathology centre, pharmacy and café, having vacated the ground floor of the existing clinic.

Medical’s move allows for fellow ground floor tenants of the existing clinic – physiotherapy, podiatry, massage and exercise physiology – to expand into more consulting rooms and offer additional appointment times.

Podiatry in particular is expected to team with SPORTSMED·SA Foot and Ankle Surgeon Dr James Clayton to develop a dedicated foot and ankle specialist service within the existing clinic.

Morrison said SPORTSMED·SA Stepney is evolving at a critical point in time as the Australian health system is tipped to face challenges accommodating a rapidly ageing population that is expected to require bone, joint, muscle and arthritis treatment.

“Simply put, more consulting rooms means we can treat more patients,” he said.

“Our doctors and practitioners at Stepney will now have the capability to consult on more days at extended hours.

“This will enable SPORTSMED·SA to meet the demand for orthopaedic medicine and services predicted to overwhelm the health system in the next decade, and continue to deliver on our commitment to providing quality and innovative healthcare.”

Fun Fact

The height of the new clinic building had to be lifted to ensure it was at the same level of the hospital so the two structures could be connected. This created a gap between the new building’s floor and the ground that required filling with concrete. A whopping 250 tonnes of concrete was poured to plug the gap, which is the equivalent to approximately 35 concrete trucks holding a little over seven tonnes each. Let’s just say Payneham Road was busy that day!

Joining SPORTSMED·SA at Stepney

About Us

Clinpath Laboratories is a clinical pathology practice staffed by a team of highly respected and experienced pathologists. Each practice has areas of special interest and expertise, and together they provide a comprehensive knowledge base to complement the service customised to our referring practitioners.

Our laboratories operate 24 hours a day and are always staffed by competent qualified personnel. We provide a comprehensive range of routine and emergency tests with absolute reliability of quality and turnaround.

Services available at SPORTSMED·SA Stepney Healthcare Hub

  • Highly experienced accredited collection staff
  • Domiciliary services
  • Regular hospital collection services available 24/7
  • Domiciliary services for post-operative care
  • 24-hour operation, 365 days a year
  • Comprehensive Cardiology services including:
    • ECGs
    • Holter monitors
    • 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • A comprehensive menu of routine and emergency pathology testing
  • ‘Real-time’ pathology results – anywhere, anytime, including iPhone and iPad applications
  • Specialist Pathologists available for consultation 24/7

“With a focus on service excellence and a commitment towards scientific and local medical expertise, Clinpath Laboratories are excited to continue our partnership with SPORTSMED·SA, providing quality and timely diagnostic services to the hospital and local community.”

Phone: 08 8366 2000
Fax: 08 8366 2099

About Us

Dr Jones & Partners is a proud doctor owned and operated Adelaide based radiology practice offering a comprehensive range of diagnostic and interventional radiology services throughout South Australia and Alice Springs. Dr Jones & Partners offers state-of-the-art equipment with a wide range of specialised imaging and musculoskeletal procedures, in conjunction with an elite musculoskeletal reporting team. We are committed to being at the forefront of technology, innovation and subspecialisation.

Dr Jones & Partners are also proud to be the preferred provider of medical imaging to the Adelaide Crows, Port Adelaide Football Club, Adelaide United Football Club, Woodville West Torrens Eagles and the Adelaide University Football Club.

Services available at SPORTSMED·SA Stepney Healthcare Hub

Imaging modalities available onsite at SPORTSMED·SA Stepney will include CT, X-Ray, Ultrasound and MRI. Our team of specialised radiologists have a strong interest in all areas of musculoskeletal imaging, enabling them to provide our referrers and their patients with the highest level of service. Musculoskeletal procedures will include:

  • Arthrography
  • Hydrodilatation
  • Hyaluronate
  • IL‐1a conditioned serum
  • Corticosteroid
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Autologous blood
  • Tenocyte implantation
  • Calcium barbotage
  • CT Guided Spinal Injections

“Dr Jones & Partners Clinical Co-Directors and specialist MSK radiologists, Dr Jonathan Heysen and Dr Steve Zadow, are pleased to be working with SPORTSMED·SA on this exciting expansion of services. We look forward to providing quality diagnostic and interventional radiology services, and assisting the SPORTSMED·SA clinicians to get their patients back on track.”

Phone: 08 8133 1900
Fax: 08 8133 1915

About Us

TerryWhite Chemmart is your first stop for health services and advice for your entire family no matter how young or old. Providing the local community with the best of care is our goal. The new owner and managing pharmacists at SPORTSMED·SA Stepney, all live and work locally, and have extensive experience in hospital and community settings.

Services available at SPORTSMED·SA Stepney Healthcare Hub

Our Chemmart at SPORTSMED·SA Stepney is a community pharmacy able to fulfill everyday pharmacy needs. We provide clinical pharmacy services and medicines for the SPORTSMED·SA Hospital, discharge medication for hospital and day surgery patients, and stock specialist items to meet the needs of patients visiting SPORTSMED·SA.

“It’s amazing to be joining the growing and quality team at SPORTSMED·SA Stepney. We think this is a remarkable chance to help expand the range of onsite services, further improve patient and staff care, and provide exceptional new services for the local community.”

Phone: 08 8340 3111
Fax: 08 8340 0002

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About Us

Top notch coffee, honest food and service from humble folk is what you’ll find at Louis and Amal’s new coffee shop, Three Sons Espresso. Their coffee is sourced exclusively from local South Australian specialty coffee roaster, Monastery Coffee. To complement the coffee will be a delicious selection of pastries from the wizard bakers at Abbots and Kinney, as well as pies and pasties from Unique Homestyle Foods. Louis and Amal love hearty, local food and will be sourcing all things great and small from a variety of South Australian bakers and pastry chefs.

Services available at SPORTSMED·SA Stepney Healthcare Hub

Three Sons Espresso’s focus is on coffee and honest food. We’ll have a whole range of wraps, rolls, sandwiches, salads, pies, pastries, toasties and sweets on offer every day. Catering will also be available. Our plan is to mould our business hours around times that will serve the local community best.

“We will be bringing everything we’ve learnt over the last 30 years in the food industry to the local community and team at SPORTSMED·SA Stepney, by offering la crème de la crème. We can’t wait to meet everyone at Stepney when we open!”


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