Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Calvary Adelaide Hospital FAQ

 

Q. WHEN IS THE MOVE TO THE NEW HOSPITAL HAPPENING?

A. In January 2020, staff from the 115-year-old Calvary Wakefield Hospital will move into the premises on a 30-year lease, as will staff from the Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital.

 

Q. WHAT HAPPENS TO THE OTHER CALVARY HOSPITAL SITES AND EQUIPMENT?

The future of the Calvary Wakefield Hospital site will be determined by its owners.

In addition to the new Calvary Adelaide Hospital, the people of South Australia will continued to be served by:

  • Calvary North Adelaide Hospital
  • Calvary Central Districts Hospital
  • Flora McDonald Retirement Community
  • St. Catherine’s Retirement Community
  • a network of community care centres

Visit www.calvarysa.org.au to find out more about Calvary in SA

 

Q. WHAT HAPPENS TO EQUIPMENT NOT BEING USED IN THE NEW HOSPITAL?

The Calvary Adelaide Hospital will have a lot of new equipment, so we are working with Rotary to donate suitable equipment from our Wakefield St site to hospitals overseas.

 

Q. WILL THE PATIENT ADMISSION PROCESS CHANGE?

A. The patient admission process including online admissions remains the same.
Information about patient admissions can be found at:

 

Q. WILL THE HOSPITAL BE OPERATING AT FULL CAPACITY?

A. The new hospital will consolidate the existing 170-bed Calvary Wakefield Hospital and 60-bed Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital in Walkerville, adding more than 100 beds in the process.

After the move, we will settle for a period to ensure that all our systems and processes are working safely, and people are confident in the new environment. Then we will grow our services and the number of beds to meet the increasing demand within our community.

The growth will occur over a few years to ultimately reach full capacity of 344 beds, with significantly expanded procedural facilities.

 

Q. HOW MANY JOBS WILL BECOME AVAILABLE?

A. 700 staff relocating will grow to more than 1300 when the hospital is at full capacity

 

Q. CAN I APPLY NOW?

A. Yes. Please visit www.calvarysajobs.org.au to apply for jobs now at Calvary Adelaide Hospital, as well as jobs at Calvary Wakefield and Rehabilitation hospitals, which will transition to the new Calvary Adelaide Hospital in January 2020.

 

Q. ARE THERE ANY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES?

A. Yes! To find out about volunteer positions please visit www.savolunteers.org.au

 

Q. WHAT PARKING IS AVAILABLE AND HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

A. The new Calvary Adelaide Hospital has 167 underground car parks which will be accessible to visiting medical officers, tenants within the building, and overnight staff. Calvary Adelaide Hospital is surrounded by several commercial car parks for visitors, patients and staff.

The cost of car parking at the commercial car parks is determined by each commercial operator. We will provide information about these costs on our website and within the hospital to help people plan for their visit.

 

Q. CAN I DROP OFF MY PATIENT AND THEN PARK THE CAR?

A. Yes. Calvary Adelaide Hospital’s volunteers will provide a concierge service for people being dropped off at the hospital by family, carers or direct transport. This will ensure everyone will receive immediate personal support as they are assisted through to the front foyer.