Kids Rehabilitation

Play Space


A children's rehabilitation play space for Bendigo Health was imagined two years ago to enhance the Clinical Services Campus which has been part of the redevelopment of the former hospital site on Lucan Street.

Bendigo Health’s Fundraising & Foundation department has worked hard to raise the funds needed. We kick-started the fundraising through the 2022 and 2023 Christmas Appeal and, combined with other philanthropic support, we have raised almost $360,000 towards the $635,421 capital project. 

Helping children from our region

More than 100 children are treated by Bendigo Health’s rehabilitation services at any one time. Two-thirds of the children receiving rehabilitation at Bendigo Health have cerebral palsy – a permanent condition with no known cure.

To support their rehabilitation therapy, the kids rehab play space will be a place to use during therapy sessions and other times when they just wish to play.

Designed by the award-winning Jeavons Landscape Architects, the specialised nature-based play space will serve as an outdoor extension of the rehabilitation services available to children through the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service at Bendigo Health. Many of these children require rehabilitation over many years as they recover from injury and illness.

We are excited to present the artists impression of how the space will be developed to help kids rehab and recover. 

A new children's rehabiliation play space could not happen without the generous support of corproate supporters, community minded businesses and individuals who have contributed either directly or to the 2022 and 2023 Bendigo Health Chrismtas Appeal.

Major Supporters

Chrismtas Appeal sponsors

Our Platinum Sponsors & Principal Program Sponsor