Calvary Bethlehem Health and Retirement Precinct
About the proposed development
Patients, residents, staff, neighbours and the wider community will benefit from a substantial redevelopment of Calvary Health Care Bethlehem in Caulfield, after VCAT approved revised plans for the proposed precinct in May.
The design of the proposed health precinct was revised in response to community sentiment and was before VCAT with the result handed down on May 2 2018. The project will see the existing hospital replaced by a precinct comprising a new hospital, retirement village, residential aged care facility, medical centre and cafe. This is a significant project for Calvary, combining for the first time hospitals, retirement and aged care to allow ageing-in-place.The model of care that underpins the design continues to be developed to best answer the needs of the community, providing an option for people to age in their local community, and to be supported to live in the same place as their care needs change. Details of the proposed model feature in the discussion paper below.
What we aim to achieve
A place that enables people to live a healthy and fulfilled life
A place to build friendships and stay connected to the local community;
A place to feel safe and enabled in an accessible environment for all;
A place that embraces diversity and empowers people to make their own decisions and lifestyle choices;
An option for people to age in their local community, and to be supported to live in the same place as their care needs change;
Access to appropriate and timely interventions and supports to maintain independence; and
A place that enables people to die in their chosen location with the level of support they require.