Making Splash With More Medical Care Under One Roof

VIC Premier

The Allan Labor Government is ensuring residents can access a range of comprehensive medical services under one roof, with the new Bendigo Health Clinical Services Campus now fully operational.

Premier Jacinta Allan and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards today opened the $63.5 million state-of-the-art facility – previously known as the Bendigo Day Rehabilitation Centre – and met the hardworking team delivering care to locals from across Central Victoria.

The centre will provide patients with access to a team of dedicated health professionals – helping their recovery from accidents, injuries and medical conditions, such as a stroke or heart attack.

While the newly opened hydrotherapy pool is the centrepiece of the facility – the project has also delivered specialist clinics including outpatient rehabilitation, allied health, dental, mental health, renal dialysis, breast screening and diabetes education services.

The overhauled precinct will make services easier for patients to access – providing seamless care and improving health outcomes.

With all services now under one roof, allied health professionals will also benefit from working closely together, improving health outcomes for their patients, and preventing future hospital re-admissions.

The project has allowed Bendigo Health to better utilise campus facilities resulting in more efficient operations.

Delivered by the Victorian Health Building Authority, in partnership with Bendigo Health and building contractor ADCO Group, the project created around 180 jobs during the peak of construction.

Now that services are fully operational, construction crews will demolish the hospital’s ageing East and North Wing tower buildings to provide a new green open space for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy.

It also marks a significant milestone in the Labor Government’s investment in Bendigo’s health precinct, building on the $630 million redeveloped Bendigo Hospital.

As stated by Premier and Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan

“The transformation of the Bendigo Health precinct marks an exciting journey for public healthcare in our region – making it easier for locals to access the care and support they need without having to travel far from home.”

As stated by Minister for Health Infrastructure Mary-Anne Thomas

“Providing a range of medical, allied health and rehabilitation services at the one address means locals now have access to a convenient, one-stop-shop for world-class care.”

As stated by Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards

“The completion of the new campus – including the state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pool – is going to make a big difference in the lives of many locals seeking support as they recover from accidents, injuries or illness.”

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