Upgrades & Maintenance

As a part of the Master Plan, the ongoing maintenance and Upgrades to the buildings and facilities is vital.  Some of the more recent projects include:

Pharmacy Upgrade

Our Pharmacy room is being renovated, the current space is small and the no longer suits the needs of the hospital.  The renovation with expand the space and allow more user friendly storage and dedicated areas to prepare medications.

New Projector in Elsie Bennett Centre

The Projector in the Else Bennet Centre has been updated with a new projector.  This provides better sound and pictures for our visitors.

Urgent Care Signage

 New signage and lighting has been installed at the front of the hospital to indicate where patients need to attend for Urgent Care.  the lighting and signage makes a great difference.  We thank the member of our commuinty who brought this too our attention through submittibg an improvement form.

Bathrooms at the hostel

EDMH welcomed funding from the Regional Health Infrastructure Funding Program for the upgrade of the bathrooms in the Hostel.  The upgrades have the purpose to create a bathroom that is suitable for residents with varied care needs and to support staff to provide the best care possible. Renovations have been completed with minimal disruption to the residents and activities.  Local trades and regular hospital contractors completed the works on time and within budget.

Barkala Flats

Four of the nineteen Barkala Flats residences have undergone a recent renovation, three more will be completed by the end of the year.  This self funded project is aimed at meeting the residential needs of those in our community while still being close to health and key services.

New Staff Accommodation

In May 2016 the doors of the new staff accommodation buildings were officially opened by Mr James Purcell MP. Located opposite the Hospital in Elizabeth street the staff accommodation includes two buildings. Baroona House, the 3 bedroom Doctor's residence and Minogue Place for visiting specialists and staff.  Minogue Place is made up of 10 bedrooms with individual ensuite bathrooms with shared kitchen and living areas, also included is a self contained one bedroom flat for use by professional staff with a need for higher levels of privacy.

EDMH has up to five staff members who live outside of our region and choose to travel to Edenhope to work. In addition there are a number of staff who travel more than 50kms to and from work along rural roads and who elect to occasionally stay overnight between late and early shifts to avoid driving dangers of fatigue, wildlife, adverse weather or for personal reasons.

The new complex will help deliver on a number of key goals of the Hospital's strategic plan:

  • Deliver the best quality care for our community
  • Develop a workforces that meets current and future needs
  • Increase our range of services

The complex was designed by Chris Steele Designs of Warrnambool with the building co-ordinated by Craig Collins Building of Hamilton, with many local traders assisting.