Status

Completed

Golden Oaks Nursing Home redevelopment

Location Stoneham Street, Golden Square, Victoria, 3555, Australia

The $4.9 million 15-bed residential aged care wing at the Golden Oaks Nursing Home in Bendigo opened in June 2020.

Funded via the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund, the new wing allowed the majority of residents to move from dual occupancy to single rooms, improving privacy and a sense of independence.

Refurbishments were made to the existing facility, giving residents more private and comfortable bedrooms. Upgrades to the dining room and kitchen allowed for meals to be cooked fresh onsite.

The $490 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund is the largest grant program of its kind in Victorian history. It provides vital government funding to rural and regional public health and residential aged care services across Victoria. This funding enables these services to continue to provide safe and efficient care to local communities.

$4.9M
$4.9M

INVESTMENT

NEW
NEW

15-BED WING

MORE
MORE

SINGLE ROOMS

MEALS
MEALS

COOKED ON SITE

Golden Oaks Nursing Home can currently house 60 residents in shared accommodation. Four single rooms are available for residents with special requirements.

Stage two was completed in June 2020 and included:

  • construction of an additional 15-bed wing
  • addition of ensuites
  • renovated dining and serving area
  • upgraded kitchen.

The stage two works formed part of an overall plan to redevelop the Golden Square aged care precinct.  

Stage one was completed in 2018 by Bendigo Health. This stage included the creation of a large space linking Golden Oaks Nursing Home and Carshalton House Hostel. The shared facilities included a new lifestyle room with cinema, café, reception and office space. A nine-bed area for residents needing higher level care was also upgraded.

The Golden Oaks Nursing Home redevelopment project aimed to achieve the following benefits:

More single rooms

The new 15-bed wing converted the Golden Oaks Nursing Home from a largely double bed room facility to a majority single bed facility. With the addition of ensuites and a general refurbishment, the redeveloped nursing home offers improved privacy, dignity and independence.

Better dining and kitchen facilities

The renovated dining and serving area aimed to provide a pleasant space for residents to take their meals. With an upgrade to the kitchen, residents can enjoy fresh cooked food prepared onsite.

Jobs boost

The local community benefited from ten new jobs being created during the construction of phase two.

Largest program of its kind

The $490 million Regional Health Infrastructure Fund, which includes the Aged Care Regional Health Infrastructure Fund, is the largest grant program of its kind in Victorian history. It enables rural and regional public health and residential aged care services to invest in modern infrastructure and equipment. This supports the services to continue to provide safe and efficient care to local communities.

Funding for this project was administered by the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority through the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund.

The project was delivered by Bendigo Health in partnership with:

  • Baade Harbour Architects
  • Melcon Building Services.
     

Please note: As of 1 February 2021, the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority (VHHSBA) became the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA).

News

Exterior balcony view of the Golden Oaks Nursing Home

03 July 2020

New aged care wing opens at Golden Oaks in Bendigo

Bendigo's new 15-bed residential aged care wing at the Golden Oaks Nursing Home has officially opened, funded through the Regional Health Infrastructure Fund.
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Artist's impression of the Golden Oaks nursing home

25 November 2019

Upgrade works begin at Golden Oaks Nursing Home

Construction is now underway on the major upgrade of Golden Oaks Nursing Home in Bendigo.
News
An elderly woman on an exercise machine as a younger woman looks on

28 May 2018

Upgrade for the Golden Oaks Nursing Home

Bendigo residents looking for modern, high-quality aged care will welcome the Victorian Government's funding boost to revamp the Golden Oaks Nursing Home.
News

Location

Golden Oaks Nursing Home
  • Location
  • Stoneham Street, Golden Square, Victoria, 3555, Australia
  • Mail
  • (03) 5438 1400

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