Ashford Hospital is a private, not-for-profit hospital and is a proud member of the Adelaide Community Healthcare Alliance Incorporated (ACHA) in South Australia. ACHA is an Association governed by a Board of six Directors elected and appointed by its members in accordance with its Constitution.
ACHA enjoys a contractual agreement with Healthscope Operations Pty Ltd that sees ACHA retain responsibility for strategic direction and governance while Healthscope takes care of daily management of operations.
As one of the largest private hospitals in Adelaide, Ashford Hospital is considered a centre of excellence and has been servicing the South Australian community for over 70 years.
The hospital was founded in 1950 when the local councils of Marion, Mitcham, Unley and West Torrens came together to establish what began as Ashford Community Hospital. The council names continue to be acknowledged as the names of the wards within the hospital.
Ashford Hospital has a proud history, celebrating many significant achievements and milestones including:
1998 - The opening of the first private cardiac angiography suite
1990 - The opening of the first private Intensive Care Unit
1991 - The first private hospital to perform cardiac bypass surgery
2008 - Alexander Theatre complex opening
2015 – Introduction of robotic technology
2020 - Completion of a $34.6m hospital redevelopment
Throughout its history, Ashford Hospital has been recognised in the community for offering world-class healthcare services and remains committed to providing the highest possible standards of patient care.