Victorian hospital projects to create hundreds of construction jobs
Posted on 30 May 2019
The Victorian 2019/2020 state budget includes funding for two hospital projects, creating around 780 job opportunities during construction.
$60m has been promised for the Bendigo Hospital Day Rehabilitation Centre, which will cover the demolition of the old East and North wing tower building to create green open space for patients. Bendigo Health Chairman, Bob Cameron spoke on the matter;
“Hospitals always want next step. The fact it has been achieved will be tremendous for Bendigo,” he said. “It means we have state of the art facilities, not only with new hospital but with a new day rehabilitation centre.
“We are always aspiring to get ahead, that’s what have with the new hospital.
“Inevitably, we would love to have all services in one place (with) better facilities – that’s what’s happening.”
$7m has also been put aside for the planning of the Latrobe Regional Hospital’s expansion. This will include three new operating theatres, allowing for 6,200 extra elective surgeries per year. The car park will also be upgraded to include 227 new spaces.