Sustainability and environment

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service (BRHS) is committed to providing health services sustainably.

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service's solar electricity generation

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service is committed to providing health services for the East Gippsland community in the most environmentally responsible and sustainable way possible.

This includes constructing the largest array of photovoltaic solar panels in East Gippsland to power our Day Street hospital campus and our Maddocks Gardens aged care facility in McKean Street.

This investment represents big savings to the BRHS budget and in terms of our carbon footprint.

See the difference it makes

We want to share with everyone what a difference our solar panels are making. Click the links below to get all the information.

Day Street hospital campus

Maddocks Gardens aged care

Solar array specifications
  • Installation completed at Maddocks Gardens in March 2019 and Day Street in July 2019
  • 1,944 panels in total
  • Estimated savings – more than $200,000 per year
  • Expected project payback – about 5 years
  • Solar kiloWatts at peak (kWp) installed – Day Street buildings, 700kWp; Maddocks Gardens, 80kWp


This system was installed following as competitive tender process through the 2017-18 Energy Efficiency and Solar PV program, which was funded under the Greener Government Buildings Project. The Department of Health provided these funds to BRHS via an Interest-free loan

An energy audit was completed in May 2017 to identify opportunities in potential savings and to conduct Solar PV installation assessments.


Some features of BRHS include:

  • 52 Acute Beds
  • 19 Sub-Acute Beds
  • Modern Theatre Suite
  • High Dependency Unit
  • Day Procedure Unit
  • Oncology/Medical Ambulatory Day Unit
  • Dialysis Unit
  • Emergency Department + Short Stay Unit
  • Palliative Care
  • Maternity Services
  • Aged Care Facility
  • Allied Health Services
  • Medical Outpatient Services
  • Home-Based Services  including Hospital in the Home, Community Health and a CBD campus.

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