About the project

Building healthy communities together


Epworth Eastern successfully lobbied Epworth HealthCare for the expansion and redevelopment of the hospital. 

The hospital’s reputation as a ​major community partner and provider of world class health care has meant Epworth Eastern continues to reach patient bed capacity with a wait list for doctors looking to operate at the site.

The new East Wing Tower will provide much needed patient beds, operating theatres, doctor consultancy rooms, new clinical spaces and car parks.

Expansion and redevelopment time line

November 2017 

Project Establishment
Epworth Eastern Executive Director, Louise O’Connor and team successfully lobby Epworth HealthCare to redevelop Epworth Eastern. 

The project paves the way for the expansion of Epworth Eastern’s footprint in order to meet the health care needs of the region.

February 2018

Establishment of Box Hill Health and Education Precinct

Epworth Eastern, The Salvation Army Box Hill and Box Hill Institute enter a ground-breaking agreement that sees the hospital purchase land at 25 Nelson Road where it will build East Wing Tower - a 14-storey tower with additional beds, theatres, consulting suites, clinical spaces, car parks and a brand new emergency department.

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July 2018 

A new place of worship for The Salvation Army Box Hill
As part of purchasing the adjacent land, Epworth Eastern will build The Salvation Army Box Hill a new place of worship as it moves to 1010 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill.

This coming home story will see the Box Hill congregation return to its original Box Hill site, established in 1891.

October 2018

The appointment of Express Demolition sees the removal of dilapidated flats at 25 Nelson Road and makes way for the construction of Epworth Eastern’s 14-storey East Wing Tower and redevelopment of the hospital’s existing medical centre.​

Jan 2019 

Design development complete for East Wing Tower 

Epworth Eastern completes stakeholder consultation with patients, doctors, staff 

and the community for the tower’s design. East Wing Tower will see the establishment of a dedicated floor for traditional Chinese medicine and establish the Epworth Eastern Chinese –Western Medicine Precinct, a complementary service which is first in country.

February 2019 

Construction commences

Epworth Eastern appoints builder to commence construction of its 14-storey East Wing Tower and
redevelopment of medical centre. Epworth Eastern’s medical centre, previously Box Hill Garden’s Day Surgery Centre, opened in 1986 and was acquired by Epworth Eastern when it opened in 2002.

2020 – 2021

Opening of East Wing Tower
A staged hand over of new clinical floors and consulting spaces will take place as they become operational at East Wing Tower. This will commence at Ground Floor to Level 7, followed by Level 8 to Level 14 and finally Level 2 and Level 3, which houses existing theatre spaces.


A new Emergency Department 
Epworth Eastern will open a brand new state of the art emergency department at Ground Floor where the current medical centre is located. 

Contact details:

Epworth Eastern

General enquiries

Phone: 03 8807 7100
1 Arnold Street,
Box Hill,
VIC - 3128