We are committed to making sure our health services support the growing communities we service, with a $120 million new hospital build underway on the Kangan Drive site in Berwick.

The new hospital is being delivered in partnership with Generation Healthcare REIT (GHC) and will be solely operated by St John of God Health Care. It will open on Thursday 18 January 2018. It will provide:

  • 202 beds
  • six operating theatres, a cardiac/vascular catheter laboratory
  • two endoscopy theatres
  • six birthing suites.

The hospital will also provide the first Intensive Care Unit for the region, along with a range of cardiac services and a dedicated cardiac unit.

In addition to the new hospital build, we opened a $20.4 million specialist centre, which includes a day oncology clinic in February 2015.

Future planning will see this expanded to 316 beds and 12 operating theatres, while the Gibb Street site will be redeveloped to provide new services including rehabilitation, with a dedicated outpatient rehabilitation centre.

Our new maternity unit

A new maternity unit is one of the key features of our new hospital offering private rooms and fresh and light-filled facilities for mums. The new 22-bed ward features private rooms, built-in sofa beds for parents, access to baby bathing and change faiclities and ensuite bathrooms.

Find out more about the new unit.

Please note, the existing unit at our Gibb Street hospital will continue operating as normal while construction of the new hospital is underway.

What this means for the local workforce

The new hospital building program will significantly benefit the local communities of Casey and Cardinia.  We currently employ more than 400 caregiver staff, and the new hospital is anticipated to create another 200 jobs.

This is also good news for our medical professionals, with an additional 100 medical and surgical professionals expected to administer the new and expanded services – up from the 500 visiting doctors we currently have working with us.

The new hospital will open on Thursday 18 January 2018.

We need you

We are committed to making sure our health services support the growing communities we service. Join us and be apart of a new era in health care by applying upcoming employment opportunities. Employment opportunities for the new hospital closed on Friday 18th August 2017. If you have missed this date, don't despair, there will be ongoing opportunities once doors open in 2018. Please register and create an account to be notified via email of relevant jobs as they become available into the future. 


You can support the redevelopment by donating to this project through St John of God Foundation. As a not-for-profit organisation all donations go back into the community we serve. You can choose to donate to our redevelopment or another project.

Donate now.


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Find out more

Allison Merrigan
Clinical Services Manager Redevelopment
Tel: (03) 9709 1275

Lisa Carman
Marketing Manager (for all media and marketing related queries)
Tel: (03) 9793 1171