The Adelaide Clinic
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Your Stay at Adelaide Clinic

Your Psychiatrist will make the necessary arrangements for your admission to The Adelaide Clinic. On arrival please report to the Receptionist. Our General Practitioner will conduct a physical examination, usually the day following your admission.

Visiting Hours

The current visiting hours are as follows:

Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm 

Saturday and Sunday: 10am-4pm

Visitors are only permitted to stay for the duration of one hour.

Program

The program includes specialised therapy modules such as psychotherapy, relaxation, assertiveness training anxiety management, discussion groups, and a range of art and craft activities. For more information please speak to one of the nursing staff.

Fire Procedures

In the event of a fire, an alarm will sound and red lights flash. Staff will direct proceedings during any fire alarm. Emergency Fire Exit doors are located in areas highlighted by the green and white exit lights.

Smoking

The Adelaide Clinic is committed to good health for everyone and smoking is not permitted inside The Clinic, however designated smoking areas are available outside. Visitors are not permitted to smoke at The Clinic.

Alcohol and Non-Prescribed Drugs

The use of non-prescribed medication or alcohol whilst a patient may result in your discharge.

Car Parking

Patients are not to drive or park their motor vehicle at The Adelaide Clinic whilst an inpatient.

Transport

A regular bus operates from the City to The Clinic at bus stop 4. Timetables are available from Reception. A courtesy telephone for taxi services is available opposite the Reception desk.

Mobile phones

Mobiles may be used in all public areas and your room. They are not to be used in groups and must be on 'silent'. The Adelaide Clinic does not accept any responsibility for loss or damage to your mobile phone.

Telephones

A telephone, with an answering facility if you are out of your room, is available in some rooms

Meals

If you have any special dietary requirements please discuss these with the Nursing Staff or the Catering Manager. Meals are served in the Dining Room on the ground floor at the following times:

Breakfast 7.30 am to 8.30 am
Morning Tea 9.45 am to 10.15 am
Lunch 12.00 pm to 1.30 pm
Afternoon Tea 2.30 pm to 3.00 pm
Dinner 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Supper 7.15 pm to 7.45 pm

Visitor meal tickets can be purchased at the Reception desk between 8.30 am and 11.00 a.m. weekdays and from dining room on weekends. Visitors can only have lunch.

Recreation

Communal televisions are available in the patient lounges and in individual rooms. Newspapers are available in the patient’s lounge and a billiard table is situated in the upstairs lounge area. Games are available from the Day Centre on request.

Mail

Incoming mail should be addressed for your attention to:
The Adelaide Clinic
PO Box 154
Walkerville SA 5081

Laundry

Patients are responsible for managing their own personal laundry. Laundry and drying facilities are available between 7.00am and 10.00pm. Washing powder is available at Reception or Nurses' office.

Clergy

Visiting Clergy attend the Clinic.