Welcome to the Maldon Hospital
Maldon Hospital services the township and outlying areas of Maldon with a population of approximately 1600 permanent residents. The township is located in Central Victoria, 125 kilometres from Melbourne, 17 kilometres northwest of Castlemaine, and 38 kilometres southwest of Bendigo. Known as ‘Australia’s First Notable Town’, Maldon is a National Trust listed town, and boasts an extensive history of gold mining. The township is now a popular tourist destination, boosting the town’s population each weekend and at various times during the year.
The Hospital is located in a picturesque setting part way up Mount Tarrangower, as it was the custom in past years to locate hospitals on high points as these locations were always healthier. This location gives residents sitting in the front garden of the Hospital a panoramic view of the surrounding country.
The historic Maldon Hospital was established in a small wooden building in 1859. In 1860 the single building that was the Men’s Ward was constructed, later in 1862 a Woman’s Ward was added and then the central Administrative Block in 1867. Recent additions and a major restoration have created a modern Hospital that provides residential aged care facilities, acute care, a medical service and additional health services.