Calvary Bethlehem Health and Retirement Precinct

About the project

The landmark Calvary Bethlehem Health and Retirement Precinct in Caulfield South is bringing retirement living, residential aged care, primary and community health care, and Calvary’s existing specialist health and hospital services together in one location.

The new precinct will be at the forefront of modern, integrated health and aged care, delivering contemporary facilities purpose built for best practice care and services. It will support residents to live well and continue to live in their own community as they age, or as their care needs change.

The precinct will include 69 quality independent living units with one, two and three bedrooms. Residents can make use of a cinema, gymnasium, pool, library and business lounge, a café, and other facilities and services.

Health and care services will include GP, allied health and related services; community care services; an 83-bed residential care home; and Calvary Bethlehem’s specialist services for people needing palliative care or those living with progressive neurological diseases.

Calvary has been delivering health and hospital care to the Melbourne community for 80 years, and is developing the $154 million precinct on the site of the former Calvary Bethlehem hospital.

The project is expected to be completed in late 2022 and create 300 jobs during construction.

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The early months of 2021 were busy both on and off site.

A run of good weather has helped put construction ahead of schedule. Carpark levels 1 and 2 are now complete and the lower ground floors are under construction. Work is also underway on the residential aged care building and workers are now pouring the facility’s concrete slab. The next few months will see the structures rise from the ground.

Off site, consultations have been completed with Calvary staff to help finalise the physical layout of rooms and spaces and finalise design aspects of the various buildings on the precinct. Consultations are also underway with local faith communities and Aboriginal representatives on the layout and design of the planned chapel and reflective space.


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If you are in the area, you can view the work in progress at several viewing windows in the hoarding along Kooyong Road.

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While construction is due for completion in late 2022, you can register your interest and join the wait list to learn more about our retirement and independent living units.

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Our model of care

A model of care that aims to meet the needs of our ageing population and the communities we serve underpins the integrated Calvary Bethlehem Health and Retirement Precinct.

It provides options for ‘ageing in place’ by supporting residents to stay connected and remain in their own community as they age and their care needs change.

Residents will have access to appropriate and timely care when they need it, and supports to help maintain their independence and live healthy and fulfilled lives.

About Calvary Bethlehem

Calvary Bethlehem has been a part of the Caulfield community for nearly 80 years and has a proud history of caring for families at various stages in their lives.

In recent decades, it has provided specialist services for people needing palliative care, and care for Victorians living with progressive neurological conditions, such as Motor Neurone Disease and Huntington’s Disease. You can learn more about the work of Calvary Health Care Bethlehem here.

About Calvary

Calvary has provided health care to the most vulnerable Australians, including those reaching the end of their life, since the arrival in Australia of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary in 1885. Calvary is a charitable Catholic not-for-profit organisation operating across six states and territories in Australia with 14 public and private hospitals, 17 retirement and aged care facilities, and a national network of community care centres.