More services move to new SA hospital

Outpatient services for South Australians suffering from chronic diseases such as cystic fibrosis will move to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.

At present, services are offered off-site and bringing them into a new space at the hospital, at a cost of $4 million over five years, ends the uncertainty that has existed, Premier Steven Marshall says.

"This has caused enormous inconvenience for patients and additional costs for the taxpayers of South Australia," Mr Marshall told reporters on Wednesday.

Space at the new hospital is at a premium and currently, patients are travelling to a clinic, close to the old Royal Adelaide site on North Terrace.

"With the relocation of the Royal Adelaide Hospital some services could not fit on to the new site, in particular, some patients who were living with chronic diseases such as tuberculosis," he said.

The new space will include 10 rooms for outpatients and is expected to open in June.

The new Royal Adelaide Hospital opened in September 2017 and cost $2.4 billion.