About Calvary Health Care Bethlehem

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem in Parkdale is recognised as a leader in its two areas of expertise; as a Statewide provider for those with Progressive Neurological Disease (such as Motor Neurone Disease and Huntingtons’ Disease) and as a Specialist Palliative Care Service.

Our services are vital to the Victorian community, supporting thousands of patients and their families each year.

Known for our innovative model of care, our interdisciplinary teams work in collaboration with the patients GP, community health, aged, disability and other health services, to ensure that care is easily accessible and coordinated across our inpatient services, centre-based clinics, day centre and at home.

As a leader, we are actively engaged with our community to promote the concept of living well as people approach the end of life. Building on our innovative schools program and working together with our local council and community organisations, we aim to encourage open and honest discussion about death, dying, grief and loss, so that we can build better communities of support for people.

Calvary Bethlehem is a denominational hospital that receives funding from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services to provide public health service programs, and is fully accredited by the Australian Council on Health Care Standards

To find out more about who we are and what we do, please refer to:

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem Annual Report 2022-2023

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem Annual Report 2021-2022

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem Annual Report 2020-21 

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem Annual Report 2019-20

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem Annual Report 2018-19 

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem Annual Report 2017_2018


CHCB  Strategic Action Plan 2020-2021

CHCB_Environmental Action Plan_2019

CHCB Quality Account 2018-2019

CHCB Quality Report 2017-2018


Regional Management Team – Tasmania and Victoria – Hospitals

Cynthia Dowell

TAS/VIC Regional Chief Executive Officer

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem - Executive

Shannon Thompson

General Manager - Calvary Kooyong
03 9834 9518
[email protected]

Community Advisory Council

The Community Advisory Council Group assists the CEO with, and provides advice on, community and stakeholder engagement. Through this group local consumers and communities can help us to make the best decisions when it comes to planning our services. Representatives are drawn from a broad cross section of the community and meet with Calvary Health Care Bethlehem executives on a regular basis.

Consumer representatives

  • Kevin Halpin – Chair
  • Colleen D’Offay
  • Phil Lovell
  • Anthony Fighera 
  • Melissa Quinn
  • Steven Reynolds
  • Bruce Forsyth
  • Pauline Soo

Calvary representatives

  • Shannon Thompson
    General Manager, Calvary Health Care Bethlehem
  • Sam Kelly
    Media & Communications Manager, Calvary Health Care Bethlehem
  • David Zerman
    Fundraising Philanthropy Coordinator, Calvary Health Care Bethlehem