Special Care Nursery

Bendigo Health Special Care Nursery cares for newborns, premature babies and their families in a supportive family centred care environment.

What we do

Special Care Nursery staff care for all unwell babies. This includes babies that are treated at Bendigo Health and, where necessary, babies that are stabilised and transferred to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Melbourne for further investigation and treatment.

Our unit has specially trained nurses, a paediatric registrar and consultant as part of the team as well as maternity social work, lactation consultants and allied health professionals.

We have established links to regional service providers and community care services.

Who we care for

The Special Care Nursery takes babies from 32 weeks gestation and caters for a range of babies’ needs.

Babies are admitted via the Birth Suite at Bendigo Health and outlying regional health service providers following consultation with the on-call paediatrician and the community.

Women’s and Children’s Centre

Level 3, Bendigo Hospital


100 Barnard Street
Entry via Mercy Street, Bendigo, VIC, 3550


03 5454 6000