The Bendigo Hospital is one of the most sustainable and technically advanced regional hospitals in Australia, featuring digital medical records, a sophisticated nurse call system, real time location for equipment, customised audio and visual screens with live stream capability, and bedside entertainment units that allow patients to order meals and view their healthcare information.
The massive state-of-the-art redevelopment was built in two stages. The first stage features 372 inpatient beds, 72 same-day beds, 11 new operating theatres, and an integrated cancer centre. There is also a 25-bed maternity unit and an 80-bed mental health unit, along with a childcare centre and affordable accommodation for visitors.
The second stage of the hospital redevelopment project was completed in June 2018, and features a multi-deck carpark, helipad, short-stay accommodation units, conference facility and retail outlets. In its first month, 14 helicopters landed on the new helipad to transfer critical patients.