The completely rebuilt Bendigo Hospital formally opened today.
The project is the largest ever hospital redevelopment in regional Victoria and has made Bendigo Hospital the most technologically advanced in regional Australia.The world-class facility holds 372 inpatient beds, 72 same-day beds, 11 operating theatres and an integrated cancer centre. A bigger and better maternity unit, 80-bed mental health unit, a hotel and a childcare centre were also unveiled.
The project was completed in recent weeks, with the final touches including a multi-level car park, helipad, short-stay accommodation units and retail outlets.
Some 14 emergency helicopters have already landed at the hospital.