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Ballarat Base Hospital likely to open doors to Melbourne Covid cases


Ballarat Base looks to set to become a streaming hospital.

That means the hospital will open its doors to a number of patients from Melbourne to serve an overflow of metropolitan Covid cases.

It'll join Geelong as well as Bendigo, which came online as a streaming hospital last Saturday.

Ballarat Health Services acute operations director Ben Kelly says they're yet to receive formal direction, but it looks inevitable.

"Geelong is a streaming hospital, Bendigo came online on Saturday so I think it’s inevitable Ballarat becomes one too," he said.