Bendigo hospital courtyards closed for safety

Safety concerns have forced the temporary closure of some of the new Bendigo hospital’s 46 courtyards.

A Bendigo Health spokesperson said the organisation, along with builder Exemplar Health, had been working through risks identified in some of the courtyards.

“As these risks are sorted the courtyards are becoming available for use,” the spokesperson said.

Most balcony and courtyard areas remain open for staff and public use, although the access to some is controlled by staff.