STAWELL - Stawell Regional Health's $3.9 million Community Rehabilitation Centre (CRC) with oncology unit is well on track for completion at the end of the year.
The expansive facility, featuring oncology treatment rooms, multi-disciplinary gym and consulting rooms is currently being fitted out.
The installation of a mobility garden and civil works are expected to start in coming weeks.
Funded by the Federal Government, the CRC is also supported by $180,000 from the State Government, $120,000 raised by local shearer Aaron Hemley and several donations by community groups and clubs.
Stawell Regional Health Chief Executive Officer, Rohan Fitzgerald, said that Nicholson Construction of Ballarat had been doing an exceptional job.
"It's very exciting to see the building visually take form," Mr Fitzgerald said.
"All the internal fittings are being installed and we're really getting a sense of how this wonderful facility is going to look and operate. We can't wait to open it to the public."
Mr Fitzgerald said SRH's other major project - the development of student accommodation in Sloane Street - was also on schedule.
The $600,000 architecturally designed building at the hospital entrance will have 12 bedrooms, separate study areas, a shared living area and kitchen.
"We are on track to have the accommodation ready for the 2014 student intake," Mr Fitzgerald said.
"The building has been cladded and the roof installed. This accommodation is going to make a huge difference to meeting our growing numbers of nursing and allied health students undertaking training in Stawell.
"It will offer them modern and comfortable accommodation and will enhance their training experience overall."
The student accommodation project was possible due to funding made available by Health Workforce Australia as an Australian Government initiative.