The Tynan-Eyre Trauma Centre at Bendigo Hospital
Opened in April 1999, the Tynan-Eyre Trauma Centre is used to stabilise and treat critical patients in the State’s central and northern regions. The extended facilities provide by the Blue Ribbon Foundation allows for more complex procedures and treatments to be performed locally minimising the need for patients to be rushed to Melbourne. Among the patients treated in this unit were four police officers shot during a siege at Kangaroo Flat just out of Bendigo. All four made full recoveries and were able to return to duty. This project was funded as a partnership between the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation and the local community through the Bendigo Branch. It was the first major hospital project in country Victoria to receive funding from the foundation and was dedicated as a Police Memorial in memory of Constables Steven Tynan & Damian Eyre who were murdered at Walsh Street South Yarra in 1988.