Status

Completed

St George's Hospital aged care facility

Location 283 Cotham Road, Kew, Victoria, 3101, Australia

The Victorian Government has invested $57.57 million to build the new St George’s Hospital aged care facility in Kew. This was the first step in a commitment to replace outdated public aged care homes with larger, modern and purpose-built facilities. 

The 90-bed facility is on the St George’s Hospital site. It includes two separate three-storey houses with private rooms and garden outlooks in a home-like environment. Thirty residents will live on each floor in smaller household pods with private rooms and access to medical, rehabilitation and allied health care services. 

This new facility will provide staff and residents with new high quality facilities as well as the very best specialist care to meet the changing needs of our community.

The St George’s Hospital aged care facility is part of the largest ever revamp of Victoria’s public sector residential aged care facilities. The facility has been designed to deliver best-practice care, and integrated health and wellbeing services in a home-like environment.

$57.57M
$57.57M

INVESTMENT

90
90

BEDS

GARDEN
GARDEN

OUTLOOKS

HOME-LIKE
HOME-LIKE

KITCHENS

The new St George’s Hospital residential aged care facility consists of: 

  • two separate three-storey houses
  • 30 residents housed on each floor in smaller household pods
  • private room with ensuite modern facilities 
  • garden outlook 
  • home-like kitchen common areas for activities and leisure. 

The St George’s Hospital aged care facility aims to provide the following benefits:

Access to services 

The new aged care facility includes two three-storey aged care residences, with access to support services including medical, rehabilitation and allied health care services currently provided by St George’s Health Services. 

Person-centred care 

Public aged care services play a vital role in supporting our most vulnerable older Victorians who need specialist care for complex physical or mental health needs. Part of the largest ever revamp of Victoria’s public aged homes, this new facility is designed to deliver the very best high-quality person-centered care to all residents.

Safe living and working conditions 

The new facility will benefit both staff and residents with better and safer living and working conditions. This will improve care and quality of life for Victorian families. 

This project was delivered by the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority in partnership with:

  • St Vincent’s Health Melbourne
  • Lyons (architects) 
  • ICON (builder). 

Please note: As of 1 February 2021, the Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority (VHHSBA) became the Victorian Health Building Authority (VHBA).

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Location

St George's Hospital aged care facility
  • Location
  • 283 Cotham Road, Kew, Victoria, 3101, Australia
  • Mail
  • (03) 9272 0444

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