PLANNING Minister Matthew Guy yesterday approved the new site of the Charlton hospital.
The former Charlton hospital was destroyed in the 2011 floods.
The new hospital looks set to include 15 beds, facilities for urgent and primary care, a medical clinic, an ambulance station, a helipad as well as administration and support services.
“This new hospital will deliver an expanded range of health services to more than 1400 locals and is an important support close to home for Charlton’s elderly residents and their families,” Mr Guy said.
Member for Swan Hill Minister Peter Walsh welcomed the decision.
“The floods in 2011 had a major impact on families in and around the Charlton district so it is vital that permanent health services be re-established as the district continues to recover and rebuild,” he said.
The hospital will be based north of the town centre and is expected to be completed at the end of next year.