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HELIPAD NEAR COMPLETION AT NEW BENDIGO HOSPITAL

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Thebrand new helipad at Bendigo Health had some finishing touches today care ofJacinta Allan, Member for Bendigo East with the painting of a giant red H onthe helipad landing zone.   She was joined by Bendigo HealthChairman, Bob Cameron,  and  Exemplar Health CEO, Michele Morrison.

 

Thehelipad is a  part of the State Government’s Stage 2 of the new BendigoHospital development, which is due for completion at the end of June.

 

“Thehelipad is a first for Bendigo Hospital and will provide rapid access to lifesaving treatment for critically ill patients. The helipad has been constructedon top of the brand new multi-deck car park, which links to the new hospitalvia a two storey link bridge that has a general public level and a level forpatient transport to and from the helipad”, Ms. Allan said

 

MsAllan said it was great to stand on top of the helipad knowing that in six weeks patients would benefit from this significant investment inhealth infrastructure for central and northern Victoria.

 

“Itis amazing to think the entire project is almost  complete.  Stage 1has been a great success with the new acute hospital opening in January 2017and I commend everyone involved in this project for creating such an iconic andfunctional building for the community.”

 

“Buildingthe new hospital from the ground up allowed the integrated design, includingeasy access to the car park.

 

Iknow anyone who has visited the hospital will agree that the 505 extra carparks will be very welcome,” Minister Allan said.

 

Stage2 works of the Bendigo Hospital Project  includes 505 car parks, ahelipad, conference centre and retail spaces.

 

BendigoHealth Board Chair, Bob Cameron said  the opening of the helipad over thecoming months means patients will be transported directly to hospital in acritical time when treatment is urgently required,” Mr Cameron said.

 

“Wethank the State Government for their considerable investment in healthinfrastructure in Bendigo.

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