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Designs for Adelaide’s $3.6bn Health Precinct Revealed

Designs for Adelaide’s $3.6bn Health Precinct Revealed

The proposed $273 million SAHMRI sequel will be the latest addition to Adelaide's $3.6 billion BioMed precinct located in the north-west corner of the CBD.

The precinct, which is the largest health cluster in the Southern Hemisphere, unifies research, education, clinical care and business development.

The new medical building will be position alongside the flagship SAHMRI, known for its striking pine-cone-like geometric facade.

"The original SAHMRI was a catalyst in the resurrection of inner-city Adelaide, and the evolution of an internationally-regarded health and biomedical precinct," Woods Bagot director Thomas Masullo said...

Australia poised for a boom in robotic surgery

Australia poised for a boom in robotic surgery

Australia is poised for a boom in robotic surgery and while this might make many shudder, it's likely to make surgery more efficient and to speed recovery.

While some fear this steely technology will crowd out compassion and leave no space for the ancient art of medicine, in reality the two can happily co-exist.

Today, when a patient with cancer at the base of his tongue is wheeled into a contemporary operating theatre, the large, looming pieces of robotic technology probably don't look too friendly.

But they will likely prevent enormous suffering. Until recently, his jaw would have been cut in half and spread open so surgeons could reach the tumour...