The Government of Victoria in Australia has announced that new designs were released for a day rehabilitation facility at Bendigo Hospital.

The designs of the $43.95m (A$59.5m) facility were unveiled by Victorian Minister for Health Martin Foley.

The new centre will benefit the Central Victorians providing them with access to services to support their physical and mental wellbeing.

Particularly, the rehabilitation facility will help patients to recover from accidents, injuries and other medical conditions such as a stroke or heart attack.

The project is funded by the Victorian Health Building Authority.

The funding will be used to develop a hydrotherapy pool as well as to bring outpatient rehabilitation, allied health, dental, mental health, renal dialysis, breast screening and diabetes education services under the one roof.

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Additionally, Bendigo Health’s East and North Wing tower buildings will be demolished, and the area will be transformed into a green space.

Alchemy Construct has been selected to complete the project’s early construction works.

At peak, the project is expected to support around 180 jobs.

Minister Foley said: “This significant investment will mean Central Victorians can easily access the high-quality rehabilitation and allied health services they need for their recovery journey – in a modern, state-of-the-art facility.”

Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan said: “This investment will ensure locals recovering from accidents or injuries have the best rehab services close to home and under the one roof.”

The construction of the day rehabilitation centre is expected to complete in middle of 2023.