Bid to protect privacy at new SA hospital

The need to erect temporary fencing outside the new $2.3 billion Royal Adelaide Hospital's to protect patient privacy is an utter embarrassment, the state opposition says.

Fencing will be provided around the hospital's emergency department after concerns from paramedics over the build-up of vehicle exhaust emissions in the parking bay and ongoing ramping forcing ambulances to be unloaded near the main road.

"This is an utter embarrassment. It is a clear signal the Liberals have no plan or no intention of treating people quickly in hospital," opposition health spokesman Chris Picton said.