Box Hill Hospital’s new Building A, located at 8 Arnold Street, Box Hill, is now open, click here for a virtual tour of our state-of-the-art healthcare facility or read the introduction to the new services and amenities now available at Box Hill Hospital.
The final stage of the hospital’s redevelopment has commenced with some refurbishment of the existing hospital (now known as Building B). These works are scheduled to be completed by the end of December 2015.
The new Emergency Department (entrance via Rodgerson Road) is open and the former Emergency Department (Nelson Road) is now closed.
All wards are now located in Building A (entrance via Arnold Street)
The Box Hill Hospital Maternity Service, including antenatal ward, birthing suites, special care nursery, fetal monitoring and specialist clinics, is now located on Level 3, Building A.
Specialist Clinics (Outpatients)
Most Specialist Clinics (Outpatients) will continue to operate from Building B and entry to these clinics remains on Nelson Road.
Staff and signage will direct patients in the new facility. Our volunteer welcome ambassadors based at reception in Building A and in the foyer of Building B are also available to assist visitors with directions. Please see below a map of the Box Hill Hospital site, including car parking information and how to access the hospital. The hospital’s new main entrance is now at
8 Arnold Street, Box Hill. For further information, please call 1300 342 255 or 1300 EH CALL.
Established in 1956, Box Hill Hospital is the largest of our acute hospitals admitting more than 48,000 patients each year.
We provide a wide range of healthcare services including: emergency care, general and specialist medicine, intensive care, mental health services for children, adolescents and adults, maternity services, post-acute care programs, surgery, teaching and research.
We are a university teaching hospital affiliated with Monash, La Trobe and Deakin Universities.
The need for a hospital in Box Hill was identified by the local community in the late 1930s with construction undertaken from 1949 to 1956 as a consequence of local fundraising and strong community involvement. Like many community hospitals, as demand for its services grew, additional wings and extensions were added including a maternity block, a larger emergency department and a mental health facility. In the late 1980s, Box Hill Hospital was transformed from a community hospital to a major regional teaching hospital affiliated with Monash University.
The $447.5 million redeveloped Box Hill Hospital will become the major referral centre for people living in the eastern region of Melbourne. The new ten-storey building, which has taken just under three years to complete, is a contemporary, technologically advanced healthcare facility, designed to accommodate future growth in Melbourne’s east. The building, to be known as Building A, was officially opened by the Victorian Premier, the Hon Dr Denis Napthine, and the Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon David Davis on 12 August 2014. The first patients moved into the new facility on 30 September 2014.
Bunjil the Eagle, the 2.8 metre tall wooden sculpture in the new foyer of Building A, was designed by Aboriginal artist Glenn Romanis. Bunjil the Eagle is a spiritual leader in Aboriginal culture and is of great significance to the Wurundjeri people. Bunjil's presence in the foyer signals to Aboriginal patients, visitors and staff that they are welcome and will be treated with respect at Box Hill Hospital
Emergency Department Aboriginal artwork
Three pieces of Aboriginal artwork in Emergency were commissioned by Aboriginal artist Mandy Nicholson. The leaf has been adapted from the hospital's original crest and the background ochre colours depict the connection to Country. The swirls within the leaf depict the smoke emanated from the leaf during a Welcoming Ceremony. The smoke is represented by the circles surrounding the leaf and the oil which the young manna gum leaves release into the air.
Images of artwork.
Locating these artworks in the emergency department's waiting area reinforces Eastern Health's commitment to 'Closing the Health Gap'
The feature wall mural in the Adolescent Lounge, Paediatrics (Ward 5.3) has been designed by Box Hill High School arts student Sumudu Aranayake from Ringwood
The box leaf motif is a common design element used throughout the building, particularly on walls, stair walls and floors, to assist as a wayfinding cue or landmark
The motif symbolises the box leaf depicted in the original Box Hill Hospital & District crest, thus acknowledging the hospital's proud past and recognising its exciting future
Eastern Health is totally tobacco-free. Under the Tobacco Act 1987 smoking is prohibited within four metres of an entrance to all Victorian public hospitals and registered community health centres. Smoking is not allowed in the buildings or on the grounds of any of our sites, including walkways, entrances and car parks.
- Contact details Address Main Entrance: 8 Arnold St, Box Hill, VIC 3128 Hospital inquiries 1300 342 255 or 1300 EH Call Mental Health inpatient services Upton House 9895 4954 Adolescent Unit 9092 6740 Wellington House 9895 4939
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