The first building is demolished to make way for the Bendigo Hospital Project

A building that has stood at the front of Bendigo Health Anne Caudle Centre campus for over 50 years will today be demolished to make way for the New Bendigo Hospital.

Bendigo Health chief executive officer John Mulder and executive director New Bendigo Hospital David Walker will join staff to witness the commencement of the demolition of the Home Assessment and Rehabilitation Team (HART) building.

Mr Mulder said the HART building at the front of the Anne Caudle Centre campus is being demolished as part of the enabling works for the New Bendigo Hospital.

“The HART building was built in 1958 as was originally used as nurses quarters. More recently the building has housed Bendigo Health’s Home Assessment and Rehabilitation Team.

“The building is being demolished today, to allow Bendigo Health to construct a temporary energy centre to power the Anne Caudle Centre campus while the new hospital is built.

“This is the significant step forward and the first piece of major works undertaken on this site in preparation for the New Bendigo Hospital”, Mr Mulder said.

Mr Walker said that today is the culmination of years of planning for a new hospital.

“We’ve been planning for a new hospital in Bendigo since 2006, it’s very exciting to see major works commencing on the Anne Caudle Centre campus today.

“This site will be a hive of activity over the next 15 months as we undertake a range of works to prepare the site for construction of the New Bendigo Hospital.