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CAR PARK AND HELIPAD AT BENDIGO HOSPITAL OPENS

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

 

CAR PARK AND HELIPAD AT BENDIGO HOSPITAL OPENS

 

The second and final phaseof the world-class Bendigo Hospital being built by the Andrews Labor Governmentis  complete, with the new car park andhelipad to open tomorrow. 

 

Member for Bendigo EastJacinta Allan joined a tour of the Stage 2 redevelopment of the $630 millionBendigo Hospital.

The Labor Government haslistened to the community, which identified carparking and fixing trafficcongestion as top priorities for the Bendigo Hospital during the initial consultationphase – and the benefits are now being fully realised.

 

The new car park has 505 carspaces and a link bridge providing access to the hospital. The bridge alsofeatures a second level designed to transport patients between the hospital andthe new helipad, which also opens tomorrow.

 

The helipad is a first forBendigo, and will provide rapid access to life-saving treatment for criticallyill patients. Specially designed lifts will help transport patients from thehelipad to the appropriate clinical area, faster.

Stage 2 of the BendigoHospital includes a conference centre and retail space.

 

The New Bendigo HospitalProject started in earnest when it was signed off by the former LaborGovernment in 2010

 

Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo East JacintaAllan

 

“Bendigo patients and their families have spoken andwe’ve listened. We promised we’d fix parking and congestion around BendigoHospital and that’s exactly what we’ve done.”

 

Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo West MareeEdwards

 

“Visits to hospital are stressful enough without theadded burden of car parking and traffic woes. Now, patients will be able toaccess the hospital when they need to, faster.”

 

Quote attributable to Minister for Health JillHennessy

 

“Making it easier to visit the hospital also meansdealing with the practical matters. Things like access to parking are importantto patients, families and staff – we’re making that easier with the new carparkfacilities and link bridge to Bendigo Hospital.  

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