Doctors and Health Professionals

In this section you can learn a little more about the Doctors and Healthcare Professions at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem.

The health service is located at 476 Kooyong Road, Caulfield South 3162 as part of the modern health and retirement precinct, Calvary Kooyong.

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem is part of Australia’s public health care system and offers hospital care to any Australian resident under Medicare arrangements.

Our team includes

  • Medical Officers: Consultants (Senior Doctors in a specialty), Registrars, and Junior Medical Officers.
  • Nursing: Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses
  • Allied Health Team: Physiotherapists, Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Speech Pathologists, Psychologists, Pastoral Care, Pharmacists, Music therapists, Bereavement Counsellors.

At Calvary Health Care Bethlehem these various occupations work within a framework that ensures we provide you with timely, appropriate care in a safe and suitable setting.

Patient Referral

For patients currently in another hospital requiring inpatient admission, your referral will be made by your health care provider detailing your current medical history and condition. To give you an idea of the layout of our family-friendly campus and more about our services, facilities and the work we do, we have produced a virtual tour which you can access here!

For people not currently admitted in a hospital, and based in the community, your referral will be made by your GP/Specialist including a detailed medical letter.

Health care provider, please click below for the patient referral form.

MR-015-Bethlehem Referral for admission Form

Please note: The urgency of your appointment is determined by your General Practitioner or Specialist.

Careers and Education

Graduate Nurse Program

Grad Program Flyer – 2025

The CHCB Graduate Nurse program run by the CHCB Learning and Development Centre, is flexible to meet the individual learning needs of participants. The program is tailored to help you gain experience in Palliative Care and Progressive Neurological Disorders and enhance your future career opportunities.

To hear about Graduate Nurse Tayla’s experience of the CHCB Graduate Nurse Program, please click here.

Application Process

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem participates in the Nurse Computer Match System.  Please see flyer on how to apply for this year’s Graduate Nurse Program.

Application letter – Submit a typed letter outlining your reasons for applying to Calvary Health Care Bethlehem

Curriculum Vitae – Include two professional referees

Academic Transcript – Include certified copy of your most recent academic transcript with the legend

Clinical Assessments – Include two certified copies of your most recent 3rd year clinical placement reports

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The CHCB Learning and Development Centre

The Learning and Development Centre at CHCB continues to develop its profile as a leader in specialist palliative care and progressive neurological training, for staff and practitioners across the state.

Each year we increase  the number of training opportunities we provide, as well as:

• Improving access to training through eLearning

• Delivering high-quality clinical placements

• Building the capacity of Nursing across Victoria

• Running a Graduate Nurse Program that supports student transition to interdisciplinary model

• Up-skilling staff through the Clinical Support Nurse Role


Palliative Care training for General Practitioners and Practice Managers – with Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA)

CHCB in collaboration with Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) runs Palliative Care education sessions for General Practitioners, and Practice Managers throughout the Year.

We are excited to confirm that our collaboration with PEPA continues in 2024 with a full year of courses planned! The interactive education sessions will continue to utilise group discussion and case studies to provide a greater understanding of palliative care.

For information on these and other PEPA courses go here

For more information, contact our Learning & Development Manager, Margarita Makoutonina, on: [email protected] or mobile: 0425 774 195.

We now provide Palliative Care Training in community health services – a new fee-for-service

In response to requests for in-house training the Learning and Development Centre at CHCB has developed a series of short training modules to assist RACFs to support the implementation of the palliative approach. Training can be arranged on a fee-for service basis and according to the needs of the facility. Please make an enquiry, as we will provide packages to suit your organization.

For more information, contact our Learning & Development Manager, Margarita Makoutonina, on: [email protected] or mobile: 0425 774 195.

Improved access to training through eLearning

Students are able to access the eLearning platform from any computer with an internet connection. This allows students to adequately prepare for their placement prior to commencing at our health service. The eLearning platform provides staff with flexibility and mobility on when and where they access learning materials.

Delivering High-Quality Clinical Placements

This year our health service supported a range of Clinical Placements for visiting undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Best Practice Clinical Learning Environment (BPCLE) Framework was deployed by CHCB to coordinate and deliver high-quality clinical placements for our students.

To enquire, email us at: [email protected]


Capacity Building Education Sessions

Our capacity building activities include:

  • Community Education programmes
  • Telephone Consultancy
  • Telehealth education
  • Telehealth  liaison with local teams
  • Onsite training and education to local teams

This commitment to the right service, in the right place at the right time, also drives the Statewide PND service commitment to research.  Ensuring that education provided has a sound evidence base.

Upcoming courses and events


Calvary Health Care Bethlehem is a teaching hospital, and has affiliations with a number of Universities including Monash and Notre Dame Universities that support our specialist role in education, training and research.

We provide education and training opportunities for a range of health disciplines and build capacity in the broader health sector to enable better care.

CHCB fosters a culture of continuous learning and innovation which results in the development of a highly skilled workforce, essential to deliver our specialised care.

As a leader in our two areas of specialisation, our goal is to be recognised as a centre of excellence for education, training and research.