Veterans' affairs

We warmly welcome veterans at St John of God Bendigo Hospital

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

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