Calvary Bethlehem Health and Retirement Precinct
About the project
The $154 million Calvary Bethlehem Health and Retirement Precinct will bring retirement living, residential aged care, primary and community health care, and Calvary’s existing specialist hospital services together in one location.
The new precinct will be a leader in integrated health and aged care delivery, with new facilities purpose built to deliver modern health and aged care to meet resident’s changing needs as they age, and help them to remain within their community.
The landmark development is being built on the site of the former Calvary Bethlehem hospital in the Melbourne suburb of Caulfield South. It will include:
- 69 retirement living apartments (independent living units)
- An 83-bed residential aged care facility
- A sub-acute hospital (32 beds) providing specialist care for palliative patients and people living with progressive neurological diseases such as Motor Neurone, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s Disease
- Calvary Community Care services
- GP, allied health and related primary health care services
- Social and recreational facilities
- Retail space and cafes, and
- Underground car parking.
Site works begin
Site work is underway on the integrated Calvary Bethlehem Health and Retirement Precinct.
The preliminary work mainly involves clearing soil from the site, setting up site offices for the construction team, and erecting perimeter fencing.
Excavation and ground works for construction are due to start in spring.
Melbourne company Icon Constructions, who were engaged last year to demolish the old hospital and clear the site, have now been appointed as the main contractor to deliver the project.
The precinct will take shape over the next few years and construction should be completed in late 2022.
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Register your interest for Retirement Living
While construction should be completed in late 2022, you can register your interest and join the wait list about our retirement and independent living. We will be in touch in early 2022 once details are available.
Our model of care
The model of care that underpins the integrated precinct aims to best answer the needs of our ageing population and the communities we serve. It provides 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.
It will be a place that enables people to live a healthy and fulfilled life, to build friendships and stay connected to the local community.
It will be a place to feel safe and enabled in an environment that is accessible for all, a place that embraces diversity and empowers people to make their own decisions and lifestyle choices.
It will provide residents with access to appropriate and timely care and support to maintain their independence.
And it will be a place that enables people to die in their chosen location with the level of support they require.
About Calvary Bethlehem
Calvary Bethlehem hospital has a proud history of caring for Melbourne families at various stages in their lives, from newborns in the 1940s to 70s, through to palliative and progressive neurological diseases since the 1980s.
Calvary is a Catholic not-for-profit provider of healthcare, and aged and community care services, and has owned and operated the Calvary Bethlehem hospital at Caulfield for nearly 80 years.