Charles Hornibrook

The Charles Hornibrook Transitional Unit

Inglewood Hospital

The Bendigo Branch of the Blue Ribbon Foundation donated funds to create a Patient Transitional Unit at the Inglewood & Districts Health Service. The Unit provides a service for patients with a range of conditions, from debilitation to long stays in hospital. The Unit provides a home-like environment where medical and rehabilitation staff can assess a patient’s ability to cope when they return home. In addition it provides staff with the ability to provide patients with training for their condition and to recommend changes in the home environment that will make life at home easier and safer. The Inglewood & Districts Health Service is allied with Bendigo Health so this new facility is available to patients across a wide geographical area.

This facility was named as a Police Memorial to honour Constable Charles Elwood Hornibrook (4124) of Rheola who died in the line of duty in May 1902 from injuries he received when thrown from his horse.