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

A. 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 continue 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?

A. 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. WHAT SERVICES WILL BE OFFERED AT THE NEW HOSPITAL?

A. As well as general medical and surgical services, the Calvary Adelaide Hospital will specialise in; Neurosurgery, Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopaedics and Acute Rehabilitative Care.

 

Q. WILL IT STILL HAVE AN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT?

A. Yes. The Emergency Department will open at the same time as the main hospital, and will be the only 24/7 Private Emergency Department in South Australia.

 

Q. WILL THERE BE A FEE ASSOCIATED WITH ATTENDING THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT?

A. Calvary Adelaide will accept everyone that presents at its Emergency Department, however as it is a private hospital there will be a fee associated with any treatment.

 

Q. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE KEY FEATURES OF THE NEW HOSPITAL?

A. In addition to a 24/7 Private Emergency Department, Calvary Adelaide Hospital incorporates new technologies that will improve the overall patient experience during their hospital stay and is future proofed to adapt to new technologies that improve patient care.

Calvary Adelaide Hospital also features a hybrid theatre with state-of-the-art technology to enable less intrusive surgery.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Q. HOW MANY JOBS WILL BECOME AVAILABLE?

A. 700 current staff will relocate to the new Calvary Adelaide Hospital and this number will increase as our services grow.

 

Q. CAN I APPLY NOW?

A. Yes. Please visit www.calvarysajobs.org.auto 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. HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING?

A. The Calvary Adelaide Hospital Facebook page is where we will keep you updated on our progress, including behind the scenes access to different areas, staff profiles, open day events and lots more.