Veterans' affairs

We warmly welcome veterans at St John of God Bendigo Hospital

St John of God Bendigo Hospital nurse

We are committed to giving you the highest standard of professional care.

The hospital holds a Tier 1 classification with the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). This agreement allows doctors to admit veterans and war widow/widower patients seamlessly.

Eligible veterans are those holding a Gold Card or those with a White Card seeking treatment for accepted disabilities.

Veterans who choose our hospital will have access to:

  • first class contemporary accommodation, usually in single en-suite rooms
  • emotional, spiritual and cultural support from our pastoral services team
  • designated parking for veterans
  • support from our Veterans Liaison Officer
  • a free daily newspaper
  • spouse support including counselling
  • visits by Bendigo District RSL Hospital Visiting Officer
  • a complimentary welcome pack.

For more information

For any questions relating to veterans’ affairs, contact our hospital on:

Tel: (03) 5434 3434
Email: [email protected]

Alternatively, you can contact our hospital’s DVA Coordinator directly:
Tel: 0448 402 658

For DVA discharge planning, our Discharge Planning Team can assist, please contact:
Tel: (03) 5434 3470