Follow us as we take a tour of the new Bendigo Hospital with Bendigo Health chief executive officer John Mulder.
Patients start moving into the new hospital from tomorrow and the emergency department opens at 8am.
PART ONE: MAIN ENTRANCE, FOYER, CANCER CENTRE
PART TWO: EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
PART THREE: SPECIAL CARE NURSERY, MATERNITY UNIT
PART FOUR: PSYCHIATRY, SACRED SPACE, ICU
PART FIVE: INPATIENT UNITS
PART SIX: SELF-CHECK-IN KIOSK
According to Bendigo Health, the Bendigo Hospital Project has seen:
- 134,000 tonnes of soil excavated
- 33,000 cubic metres of concrete poured
- 147,000 tonnes of excavated materials
- 627 tonnes of structural steel used
- Façade materials combine to cover 28,996 square metres
- 14,000 square metres of glazing installed to the facade
- 9,201 square metres of roofing covers installed
- 1152 precast walls installed
- 3158 doors installed
- 72,150 square metres of vinyl installed to floors, walls and skirting
- 10,169 square metres of carpet installed
- 225,000 square metres of plasterboard installed
- Installed a 200-kW solar system which will generate 285,000 of kW-hours each year (approx)
There were 790 workers and four tower cranes onsite during the busiest period of the hospital’s construction.
The new hospital will have a capacity of 372 inpatient beds, 72 same-day beds, an 80-bed psychiatric inpatient unit and 11 new operating theatres.
It also boasts a parent-infant unit and an integrated cancer centre.