There is universal agreement that clinical care should be informed by the best available evidence. We know that translating research evidence into clinical practice is essential to safe, effective and efficient health care provision. A positive and proactive research culture is associated with improved organisational performance including improved patient outcomes and satisfaction, reduced staff turnover and improved staff satisfaction, and improved organisational efficiency.

Research Governance Guidelines for COVID-19 Interruption to Research Activities

Please be advised that Bendigo Health has updated the Research Governance Guidelines for COVID-19 Interruption to Research Activities that was implemented as of March 25 2020. ​

Research Governance Guidelines for COVID-19 Interruption to research activities: Update - June 2020.

Our Research Governance Office and our Research and Innovation teams are working in close collaboration to support our researchers and clinicians.

If you have any questions please email:  [email protected] and [email protected].   

Research and Innovation Unit

The Research and Innovation unit at Bendigo Health is committed to improving the health of regional communities through investigation, innovation and transformation. Our focus is on knowledge generation, translating evidence into practice and leading health system improvements and innovations.

For more information or to discuss research ideas, contact the Research and Innovation unit on 03 5454 6397 or [email protected] 

Tell us your story

Loddon Mallee Health Network (LMHN) is conducting a research project exploring the impact of visitor restrictions during the pandemic and is asking members of the public to take part.

The aim of  the V Road Project is to provide insight on consumer and health service experiences providing the Loddon Mallee Health Network greater understanding about the impact of visitor restrictions during COVID-19.

Visitor restrictions in hospitals and aged care facilities during the COVID pandemic were necessary but have been tough on patients, families and staff. We would like to hear from people who have experienced the impact of visitor restrictions so we can learn from their stories. 

For further information you can download this brochure.

To access the survey click here.


Support from the Bendigo Health Fundraising & Foundation enables our health service to purchase specialised medical equipment and provide more services so more people in our region are treated closer...

Bendigo Health has launched its Strategic Plan 2022-2025 which focuses on proactive planning for the expansion of services to serve our region’s growing population.

Bendigo Health maintained student training throughout the pandemic to ensure growth of the workforce.