Services and Clinics

At Calvary Adelaide Hospital we offer a high standard of patient care to the communities of Adelaide and its surrounds, as well as a comprehensive range of health services.

Calvary services – hospitals, Retirement Communities, Aged and Community Care

Clinics, Surgery and Specialist Centres

Calvary offers a range of specialty services to meet the needs of our local communities.

 

Bariatric surgery encompasses weight management, its causes, prevention and treatment. It includes dieting, exercise and behavioural therapy as well as pharmacotherapy and surgery.

Adelaide Obesity Surgery provides a comprehensive bariatric service onsite, and aim to be a step ahead in innovative weight loss surgery to deliver best possible outcomes for our patients. They are a highly-experienced, industry-leading private clinic and offer patients personalised service and support, with a holistic approach to health and well-being.

They are unique in that they offer a full bariatric team under the one roof. All the support and services that you need are available at one location. They offer Skype or phone consults for patients in remote access areas or where travel may be an issue.

Adelaide Obesity Surgery prides itself on having treated many thousands of obese patients, who have achieved great success in returning people to long term health and resolving associated medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnoea, elevated cholesterol, hip and knee pain, and many others.

Hynes Ward is a surgical ward that cares for patients who have had bariatric surgery. Our team is committed to providing the highest standard of care for patients, and are supported by a large group of highly skilled surgeons and nursing staff.

SURGICAL SERVICES


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

 SA Group of Specialists
(Adelaide Obesity Surgery),
Level 5, 120 Angus Street, Adelaide

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm

Cardiology is the study and treatment of heart disorders. It involves treating all areas related to the heart and arteries, including tests, angioplasty and cardiac open heart surgery.

Cardiac services are provided 24 hours a day 365 days a year. The hospital prides itself on providing a Cardiac Centre of Excellence unparalleled in the South Australian private sector, there when you need it – 24 hours a day.

In the event of an emergency such as chest pain, patients can access the Calvary Adelaide 24/7 Care Emergency Department who will arrange for specialist treatment and admission as required.

Cardiac Centre


Referral by ambulance, GP, Calvary Emergency, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 6, 120 Angus Street, Adelaide

24/7

Cardiac Direct 08 8405 3542

Calvary Emergency 08 8405 3440

For medical emergencies, please call 000.

At Calvary Adelaide Hospital, the 24/7 Care Emergency Department is open 24/7, including all public holidays. Medical emergencies are situations that are too serious or urgent to be treated by your General Practitioner (GP) and can include:

  • Breathing difficulty
  • Chest pain
  • Major accident
  • Sudden collapse
  • Uncontrollable bleeding

In the event of an emergency, accident, injury illness, the Calvary 24/7 Care  Emergency Department can provide immediate care and treatment. It is the only private emergency department in Adelaide that is open 24 hours a day and is staffed with specialist doctors and nurses who have access to the latest in medical equipment. Any patient attending the  Emergency Department has full access and referral to a team of medical and surgical specialists plus the full range of specialised services offered by Calvary Calvary Hospital.

Wakefield Emergency Department 


Referral not required

 Calvary 24/7 Care  Emergency Department, 120 Angus Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000

24/7

08 8405 3440

Charges apply. Your private health insurer can confirm your level of cover.

Milne Ward

Milne Ward, on level 9 consists of 33 medical beds. Our nurses are dedicated, caring and focused on delivering excellent nursing care to our patients. We strive to identify patients’ individual health care needs and discharge goals and with Physicians and the Allied health care team, and work together in reaching these goals. Specialty areas include but are not limited to:

  • Pneumonia and other respiratory conditions
  • Cellulitis
  • Vertigo
  • Congestive cardiac failure
  • Febrile illnesses
  • Diabetic patients
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Patients after mechanical fall

Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

 Calvary Adelaide Hospital, 120 Angus Street Adelaide

 24/7

 08 8227 7000

Hynes Ward

Hynes Ward, on level 9 is a 31 bed general surgical ward that is committed to providing the highest standard of clinical care, supported by a large group of highly skilled surgeons and nursing staff. Milne Ward provides the following services:

  • Colorectal surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatobilary surgery
  • Laparoscopic general surgery
  • Obesity/Bariatric surgery
  • Oral & Maxillofacial surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology – Ear, nose & throat surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive surgery
  • Upper Gastrointestinal surgery

Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Calvary Adelaide Hospital, 120 Angus Street Adelaide

24/7

08 8227 7000

Located on level 6, our fully equipped 14 bed, Level three Intensive Care Unit provides support to all areas of the hospital. Our highly specialised nursing staff and specialist Intensivists care for patients undergoing complex major surgery (such as cardiac and neurosurgery), and for critically ill patients.

Intensive Care services at Calvary Adelaide Hospital cover: 

  • Coronary care
  • Gastro Intestinal Care
  • High Dependency
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedic Care
  • Vascular Care

Referral by another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 6, Calvary Adelaide Hospital

24/7

08 8227 7000

Connery Ward on level 10, is one of South Australia’s largest providers of neurosurgery and spinal surgery specialising in all aspects of general neurosurgery

Our dedicated surgeons, specialised nursing staff and expert allied health team are here to support all aspects of your clinical care.

Areas of expertise include but are not limited to:

  • Surgical and non-surgical management of spinal degeneration, tumours and deformities
  • Complex spinal surgery and spinal trauma
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • Vascular neurosurgery
  • Brain tumours
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulators for treatment of chronic Pain
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Stroke services

SURGICAL SERVICES


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 10 , Calvary Adelaide Hospital

24/7

The Calvary Adelaide Hospital pre-admission service provides patients with information and support to facilitate admission to hospital. Our team can also assist with information and options for care post-discharge.

How it works

One of our dedicated patient services officers will contact you prior to your admission to hospital to:

  • Discuss your care before and after surgery
  • Check your health history and complete other admission paperwork
  • Provide you with any necessary pre-operative instructions
  • Check you have had any tests ordered by your Doctor
  • Commence discharge planning to help plan for your return home
  • Answer any questions you may have

On most occasions, this will be a telephone appointment, however in some cases you may be required to attend a face to face appointment at the hospital.

Your admission

Lynch Ward on level 10, specialises in all facets of orthopaedic surgery. Our staff are here to support you to achieve a speedy recovery and timely return to home. Along with the surgeons and our Physiotherapy team, we are committed to providing the highest level of orthopaedic treatment and care to all patients.

Our group of surgeons specialises in elective joint (hip, knee or shoulder) replacement surgery to help restore you to a higher quality of living with your new prosthetic joint.

 

SURGICAL SERVICES


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 10, Calvary Adelaide Hospital

24/7

08 8227 6088

Our team of Respiratory Physicians at Calvary Adelaide Hospital are committed to providing a comprehensive,high standard of care in all aspects of adolescent and adult Respiratory Medicine .

 


Referral by GP, specialist or healthcare provider

Adelaide Respiratory, Level 5, Calvary Adelaide Hospital – Consulting Building

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

08 8232 4200 

 admin@adelaiderespiratory.com.au

At Calvary Adelaide we offer Surgical procedures for patients requiring either day surgery or overnight stay. We provide specialised acute level surgery for various specialties, all supported by our Level 3 Intensive Care Unit.

There are two day surgery suites associated with Calvary Adelaide Hospital, one located within the main hospital, and the other at the Wakefield Surgicentre, located on Level 1, 316 Wakefield Street. The kind of surgery a patient undergoes determines which day surgery suite they visit.

Across both sites, our nursing staff have the experience and understanding to ensure the best possible outcome for each patient. Highly skilled visiting specialists are an integral part of our professional team dedicated to providing safe, high quality care.

Surgical specialties include:

Surgical services

Rehabilitation services and clinics

Outpatient rehabilitation and inpatient services on McCann Ward, are located on Level 7.
Our facilities include a hydrotherapy pool, large and small gym, group therapy room and outdoor mobility garden.

Balance and Reconditioning Program

The Balance and Reconditioning Program is specifically designed to assist you in reducing the risk of falls and improving balance, by using exercises to increase muscle strength, endurance and balance specific training. Making changes to lifestyle, behaviours, health issues and home environment are also encouraged to maintain independence and reduce falls risks.

The program includes a thorough multidisciplinary assessment including  a medical specialist assessment.  The Balance and reconditioning program is held over eight weeks, twice a week, for 1.5 hours with an exercise and an education component. Goal setting is also emphasised to ensure improvements are achieved and maintained.

The sessions are conducted by a team of health professionals including a medical geriatrician, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, dietetics, psychology and pharmacy.

The program covers the following information sessions:

  • Goal setting
  • The benefits of exercise
  • Medications
  • Continence
  • Home environment
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Sensory issues
  • Falls emergency planning
  • Outdoor hazards and community management
  • Psychological factors of falls
  • Medical factors for falls
  • Community exercise programs
  • Know your limits
  • Mind, brain and balance

Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare providers

Level 7, 120 Angus Street, Adelaide

 8am – 5pm

 08 8227 6798 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

The program is designed for women who are undertaking adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer, but is also suitable for other women with breast cancer.

 

 

Recent research on exercise during cancer treatment suggests that physical activity can help to reduce the severity of some treatment side effects including fatigue, anaemia (low red blood cell count), increased body weight and muscle mass deterioration.

There is also emerging evidence that exercise during your chemotherapy treatment can assist with chemotherapy completion rates and potentially improve outcomes in regards to the likelihood of cancer returning.

 

 

Exercise is now being recognised as a therapeutic strategy to potentially delay the recurrence or growth of your cancer. Studies have shown that exercise improves blood flow to the area of your cancer, improving the delivery of chemotherapy to cancer cells. Exercise can also reduce inflammation within your body that may have a role in driving cancer growth and improve the action of your own immune system to help destroy any remaining cancer cells.

What does the program involve?

The program is supervised by Physiotherapists and consists of an hour of working at moderate to vigorous intensity. This is followed by meditation facilitated by a Clinical Psychologist.

Assessment

Prior to commencing the exercise classes you will undergo an individualised assessment with a Rehabilitation Physician, Physiotherapist and Clinical Psychologist.  Achievable goals are established and an individualised exercise program is developed by the Physiotherapist.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare providers

Level 7, 120 Angus Street, Adelaide

 8am – 5pm

 08 8227 6798 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

Cardiology is the study and treatment of heart disorders. It involves treating all areas related to the heart and arteries, including tests, angioplasty and heart surgery.

Our Cardiac team combines best practice to investigate and manage heart and vascular system disorders.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program,  is a secondary prevention program that is designed to optimise healthy behaviours, to limit the physical and emotional impact of cardiac disease, control cardiac symptoms and reduce the risk of further cardiac events.

Prior to commencement of the program a comprehensive risk factor assessment is conducted and an individualised exercise program. The program is held over six weeks, twice a week, for two hours encompassing warm-up, aerobic work and aerobic conditioning apparatus. The education sessions are conducted by a team of health professionals including a cardiologist, cardiac nurse, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, dietetics, psychology and pharmacy.

Education sessions include: 

  •  Healthy eating Healthy eating
  • Stress management
  • Cardiac medications
  • Benefits of exercise
  • Goal setting
  • Lifestyle balance
  • Cardiac investigations
  • Emotional reaction to heart disease
  • Cardiac risk factor modification
  • Chest pain management
  • Open forum with Cardiologist

A cardiac nurse will be available during the class to answer any health-related questions. Individualised counselling can be organized. The cardiac nurse will liaise with your general practitioner, cardiologist and other allied health professionals to maximize your health needs.

 


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare providers

Level 7, 120 Angus Street, Adelaide

 8am – 5pm

 08 8227 6798 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

Clinical Psychologists treat emotional distress by providing psychological counselling using specific counselling approaches for various problems or conditions supported by evidence-based practice.

The Clinical Psychology services offer psychological counselling to help cope with the emotional and behavioural effects of short-term and long-term neurological, cardiac and other medical conditions as well as pre-existing emotional difficulties. This includes treatment of:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment issues arising from changed life circumstances
  • Grief or bereavement issues
  • Clinical Psychology services also offer the assessment of some aspects of memory, organisational/ planning ability, and perception.
  • Ambulatory Patient Programs

 Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 7, 120 Angus Street, Adelaide

 8am – 5pm

 08 8227 6798 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

The Diabetes Service provides education to assist patients to make informed lifestyle choices. The service encourages and enables patients with diabetes to take control of their own condition by integrating self-management into their daily lives.

The Diabetes service aims to:

  • Provide support to patients with diabetes by facilitating skills that are patient centred, tailored and relevant to the individual and treatment goals.
  • Strengthen motivation though empowerment assisting the patient to make informed decisions.
  • Strengthen motivation to minimise cardiovascular risk factors, hypertension, hyperglycemia, obesity and dyslipidemia.
  • Encouraging clients to work with their general practitioner to provide self-management options that can help them manage their diabetes by addressing specific risk factors, slowing the progression of their diabetes.

The Diabetes service is available to patients who require assessment of and/or treatment for any of the following issues:

  • Newly diagnosed type II diabetes
  • Limited knowledge and/or self-management of diabetes
  • Changes in diabetes treatment
  • Hyperglycemia or Hypoglycemia
  • Patients who need help with blood glucose testing
  • Preventative care and education, in relation to patients with existing Cardiovascular Disease
  • Patients (and their carers) wishing to receive general education/advice regarding diabetes

 Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 7, 120 Angus Street, Adelaide

 8am – 5pm

 08 8227 6798 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

The Dietetics Department provides a service to all patients admitted to the hospital. On admission, a nutrition screening tool is used by the nursing staff to identify and refer patients who are at risk of malnutrition to the Dietician. Early identification can help us to assist you to optimise your nutritional status and maximise your level of participation in the rehabilitation program. Treatment options can include the provision of nutritional supplements and/or modification to your diet as needed. Information and education will be provided to assist you in maintaining and improving your nutrition during the course of your admission and on discharge.

Our service aims to:

  • Identify any special requirements in relation to food and fluid intakes
  • Support all nutritional needs including medical, preference and religious requirements
  • Reduce complications and illness associated with your condition with dietetic intervention
  • Educate you on healthy eating and other diets appropriate for your individual needs
  • Encourage responsibility for your own health and effective self-monitoring of dietary intake appropriate for your individual needs.
  • Enhance self-confidence and coping strategies in relation to food
  • Ensure you can continue to access the food and nutritional supplements required in the community

Some examples of a referral to the Dietician for individual sessions include:

  • Malnutrition
  • Surgical (pre and post) e.g. Hip/Knee replacements, fractures
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (Crohn’s, IBS, Diverticular disease)
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Allergies
  • Pulmonary disease
  • Enteral Feeds
  • Cancer
  • Coeliac disease
  • Stroke
  • Renal disease

 Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 7, 120 Angus Street, Adelaide

 8am – 5pm

 08 8227 6798 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

A specialist clinic for assessment for return to driving, vehicle modifications and/or safety in continuing to drive due to medical conditions.

We have two rehabilitation specialists involved in the clinic who can provide medical clearance for driving and refer to our Occupational Therapist if required.

Occupational Therapy Driving assessments involve:

  • An off road assessment looking at physical, visual and cognitive skills required for driving.
  • A practical assessment with a driving instructor and the Occupational Therapist to determine the impact of the medical condition on the person’s ability to drive and to trial vehicle modifications if required.
  • Recommendations are then made back to the medical specialist who will report to the Department of planning, transport and infrastructure.

 

Driving Assessment Referral Form (Word Doc)


 Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 7, 120 Angus Street, Adelaide

 8am – 5pm

 08 8227 6798 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

The Geriatric Assessment Unit is a multidisciplinary service led by Senior Consultant Geriatricians.

The program is specifically designed for people over the age of 65 years who may be having issues with one or more of the following:

  • Frail
  • Suffer multiple medical problems
  • Are frequently admitted to hospital
  • Seek medical advice frequently
  • Are prescribed multiple medications
  • Have difficulty managing at home
  • Are suffering falls or risk of falls frequently
  • Have complex medical problems
  • Are chronically disabled

The Geriatric Assessment Unit aims to provide appropriate clinical treatment in a safe environment while endeavouring to restore the patient’s ability to return to independence with the necessary support structure.

The program is funded for patients with private health insurance or if not a member then self funding may be an option.


 Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 7, 120 Angus Street, Adelaide

 8am – 5pm

 08 8227 6798 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

The Neurological Ambulatory program assists people after a stroke or neurosurgery, or those experiencing a functional decline associated with other neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain- Barre or Parkinson’s Disease. A Multidisciplinary team with physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology and dietetics is available according to need for 1-1 appointments. If suitable eligible patients can attend a circuit exercise group 1.5 hours run jointly with occupational therapy and physiotherapy.


 Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 7, 120 Angus Street, Adelaide

8am – 5pm

08 8227 6798 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

The clinic provides a collaborative approach to high-quality preventive health care promotion to people with cardiovascular and diabetes conditions.

It aims to improve quality care through providing self-management strategies, counselling, education and support to strengthen motivation and empowerment to optimise health outcomes.

Cardiovascular Consultations 

May include:

  • Counselling to assist with cardiovascular risk factor modification
  • Guidance in medication and exercise guidelines
  • Psychosocial assessment
  • Smoking cessation strategies
  • Education on the warning signs of a heart attack and chest pain action plan

Diabetes Consultations 

May include:

  • Blood glucose monitoring – technique, interpretation of results and problem solving
  • Exercise and insulin adjustment
  • Oral hypoglycaemic medications
  • Hypoglycaemia management and prevention
  • Provision of appropriate health information to prevent diabetes complications

 Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 7, 120 Angus Street, Adelaide

8am – 5pm

08 8227 6798 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

Patients attending Calvary Adelaide Hospital McCann Ward as an inpatient will receive occupational therapy to maximise their level of independence and safety in the completion of activities of daily living including personal, domestic and work or leisure activities. Patients will be taught coping strategies to manage activities of daily living. These may include education on techniques to save energy, self-monitoring, falls prevention, stress management and relaxation and individualised treatment interventions relevant to your condition.

Occupational therapy services are provided within inpatient and outpatient programs. These are delivered in various formats including individual treatment sessions and groups.

Occupational Therapy Aims

  • Effectively enable you to complete your required activities of daily living both physically and cognitively
  • Ensure safe access to your home environment by minimising environmental hazards and prescribing appropriate equipmentand modifications
  • Provide falls prevention information
  • Enhance self-confidence and coping strategies
  • Educate you in regards to community supports and services
  • Individualised treatment programs are completed if you have upper limb problems, decreased balance and strength, visual ,perceptual difficulties, require manual handling training or cognitive and memory issues
  • Maximising your ability to prepare meals independently given appropriate aids/equipment and techniques
  • Return to work planning and advice

Occupational therapy patient education and treatment groups

  • Cardiac education groups
  • Energy conservation – saving your bodies energy
  • Breakfast groups/morning tea group
  • Falls prevention education

 Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 7, 120 Angus Street, Adelaide

8am – 5pm

08 8227 6798 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

The Orthopaedic program assists people with a range of orthopedic conditions improve their function, strength and joint range of movement. Some of these conditions include rehabilitation after total hip or knee replacements, fractured neck of femur, shoulder surgery or spinal surgery. Patients are individually assessed by a physiotherapist and a treatment program is designed for them which may include individual or group based physiotherapy and hydrotherapy.


 Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 7, 120 Angus Street, Adelaide

8am – 5pm

08 8227 6798 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

Calvary Adelaide Hospital provides physiotherapy services for inpatients of McCann Ward, and ambulatory program clients.

You will receive an individualised treatment program addressing your specific needs. Each program may include one-to-one sessions, small group/circuit classes and/or hydrotherapy. You may be provided with exercises to undertake between therapy sessions and you are encouraged to complete these to aid your recovery.

Physiotherapy program aims

  • Optimise functional mobility, including bed mobility, transfers, walking/wheelchair skills, through individualised assessment and treatment
  • Improve joint range of movement and muscle strength and control required to assist mobility and activities of daily living
  • Enhance self-confidence and coping strategies
  • Educate you in regards to community supports and services
  • Reduce admission and readmission to hospital, optimise quality of life and independence

Outpatient Programs

  • Balance exercise groups are conducted five times per week (30 mins)
  • Orthopaedic exercise groups are conducted six times per week (30 mins)
  • Reconditioning exercise circuits are conducted six times per week (30 mins)
  • Hydrotherapy sessions are conducted six times per week (30 mins)
  • Falls prevention education sessions are conducted (weekly)

 Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 7, 120 Angus Street, Adelaide

8am – 5pm

08 8227 6798 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is designed to assist people with lung conditions to improve quality of life by promoting self-management, reducing breathlessness and improving exercise tolerance.

Potential benefits include:

  • Increased physical fitness and functioning
  • Reduced breathlessness
  • Improved quality of life
  • Improved mood and motivation
  • Improved knowledge of lung condition
  • Increased participation in everyday activities
  • Reduced hospital admissions
  • Reduced length of stay in hospital

The program consist of an individualised assessment followed by a tailored exercise training program and education held over six weeks, twice a week. The exercise component focuses on increasing your physical function, whilst the education component will assist you in managing your condition, by providing knowledge in such areas as breathing techniques, using your medicines and energy conservation. The sessions are conducted by a team of health professionals including a specialist nurse, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, general physician, dietetics, psychology and pharmacy.


 Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 7, 120 Angus Street, Adelaide

8am – 5pm

08 8227 6798 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

The Reconditioning Oncology program assists people undergoing treatment for cancer to improve their functional ability and quality of life through a program of exercise, education, social support and meditation. The services enables an individual therapy needs to be met in the one location in a goal-directed, highly efficient and well co-ordinated manner.

This program is held over eight weeks, twice a week, for two hours with both an exercise and education or meditation component. The sessions are conducted by a team of health professionals including occupational therapy, nursing, physiotherapy, medical dietetics, psychology and pharmacy.

The Reconditioning Oncology Program includes the following educational sessions: 

  • Fatigue management and pacing
  • Goal setting
  • Diet and nutrition
  • The benefits of exercise
  • Psychological impact of cancer
  • Complementary therapies
  • Meditation

The physiotherapist will assist to co-ordinate your program and help with setting achievable goals.


 Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 7, 120 Angus Street, Adelaide

8am – 5pm

08 8227 6798 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

Calvary Adelaide Hospital provides a speech pathology service that operates Monday to Friday for inpatients of McCann Ward and ambulatory patients. Patients are referred to the service if they require assessment of and/or treatment for any of the following issues:

  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Slurred speech
  • Problems understanding spoken instructions or messages
  • Difficulty thinking of words or expressing thoughts and feelings
  • Recent problems with reading and writing
  • Changes in voice production (e.g. hoarseness)

Assessment occurs promptly after the patient is referred to the Speech Pathologist. The frequency of therapy is determined following assessment. Daily therapy is available, if required. Education and support is provided to close family members throughout the treatment process. Therapy sessions take place in the patient’s room or the Speech Pathology office and exercises may be left for the patient to complete between sessions. Interpreter services are available when required.

The Speech Pathology Program aims to:

  • Ensure the patient is able to swallow food and fluids safely
  • Ensure all staff and family members involved in the patient’s care are informed about management of the swallowing difficulties
  • Provide a detailed assessment of a patient’s speech and language
  • Ensure all staff and family members are educated regarding maximising communication with the patient
  • Provide interventions to achieve maximum improvement in the patient’s swallowing and speech and language status
  • Enhance the patient’s self-confidence and coping strategies
  • Ensure referral for further Speech Pathology intervention is arranged upon discharge if required

 Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 7, 120 Angus Street, Adelaide

8am – 5pm

08 8227 6798 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

Care and Support Services

At Calvary, we care about your physical, spiritual and emotional needs. These support services are available to our patients as part of our holistic care.

Dietitian Services educate and advise a wide range of patients on how therapeutic diets and dietary therapy can improve the management of their conditions e.g. for diabetes, bariatric surgery, gastrointestinal conditions and cardiac health.

At Calvary Adelaide Hospital our Dietitians will work with you to create an individual treatment plan, and will advise the catering department about specific dietary requirements.

 


Referral by your treating specialist whilst in hospital

Calvary Adelaide Hospital

Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm

When visiting the hospital

If you have a planned admission to Calvary Adelaide Hospital you will have the opportunity to describe your disability and appropriate arrangements can be included in your admission process.

During your admission members of our Occupational Therapy and other allied health services may join the team providing your care. Your team will talk with you about interim or long-term services to assist with any temporary disability or enduring issues arising from your treatment or pre-existing condition.


 Referrals will be provided to agencies that can assist with disability support services.


Disability support at home

Calvary Community Care provides a range of disability services in the home. We support disabled children, adults and older people to be as independent as possible and become actively involved in their local community.

Calvary Community Care can also help with managing Individual Support Package (ISP) and funding allocations


 Calvary Community Care – in your home

1300 66 00 22

DISABILITY SERVICES

At Calvary, we can help with the practical arrangements involved in returning home from hospital. We can also support you during your recovery.

Calvary Community Care

Calvary Community Care’s Hospital to Home Service can be provided under a government subsidised support package (if you’re eligible), delivered on a private basis, or as a combination of the two.

Calvary Community Care can help with everyday tasks to help you recover safely and quickly. It is also useful to consider Community Care services if you have carer, who may not be able to safely move or bathe you; may need a break; or may need time away from home to do other things. Calvary Community Care Services include:

  • Transport to and from hospital appointments and for everyday tasks
  • Cooking and grocery shopping
  • Dressing and showering
  • Cleaning and household maintenance
  • Respite Care

CALVARY COMMUNITY CARE


 Referral not required, your care team will discuss with you

 In your home

 24/7

 1300 66 00 22

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Occupational Therapy helps people take part in everyday activities. Occupational Therapists help to modify your environment, provide adaptive equipment and explore different ways to complete activities.

During your inpatient stay at Calvary Adelaide Hospital you may be referred to an Occupational Therapist who can assist with a wide range of conditions including:

  • Palliative care
  • Post-orthopaedic surgery
  • Progressive neurological conditions
  • Recovery from multi-trauma
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stroke rehabilitation

Our Occupational Therapists are focussed on helping you maintain your independence, mobility and safety. We’ll look at your home and work with you and your family to find the right equipment and suggest minor modifications to make life easier.

Occupational Therapists can also organise for minor work to be completed and can give you access to any necessary equipment.


 Referral by your treating specialist whilst in hospital

Calvary Adelaide Hospital

Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm

Pastoral care is integral to bringing healing and wellness as part of our person-centred, holistic model of care.

The spiritual domain of care is considered an important component of clinical care which contributes to improved health outcomes and enhanced patient experience. Pastoral Care workers work alongside physicians, nurses, therapists and other staff to provide a complete approach to healing.

Pastoral Care can help if you are:

  • Emotionally distressed
  • Struggling with a sense of purpose or meaning
  • Experiencing a time of crisis
  • Feeling lonely or isolated
  • Grieving a loss
  • Adjusting to changes in your situation
  • Making important decisions
  • Needing support with your religious/spiritual practice
  • Wishing to contact a priest or minister of religion

Our Pastoral Care service is available from 8:30am – 8:30pm Monday to Friday.

 

Pastoral Care staff do regular rounds in the hospital. You can request a visit from a Pastoral Care team member by speaking to any staff member, who will be happy to assist.

Pastoral visitors visit regularly from Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and Jehovah’s Witness denominations. Your own Parish Priest, Pastor, Rabbi or Spiritual caregiver can be contacted at your request.

Catholic Holy Communion is available Monday to Friday. We also endeavour to ensure that Catholic Holy Communion is available on Sundays, a service made possible by volunteer Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.


Referral not required

Calvary Adelaide Hospital

Monday to Sunday, 8.30am – 8.30pm
Weekends on-call service, 9am and 5pm

8405 3341

If you would like a visit from Pastoral Care please ask a staff member

At Calvary Adelaide  Hospital we have an in-hospital pharmacy, managed by HPS Pharmacies.

HPS stocks a large range of medications. In some cases we also provide more specialised and investigational medications (medicines that are being studied but not yet approved).

HPS provides medications for both hospital patients and a  prescription service to the public, it is located on the ground floor behind Reception.

Please note: It’s important that patients bring their current medications and prescriptions when they are admitted to hospital.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Main foyer/entrance to the hospital

9am – midnight

Physiotherapists assess and develop programs to improve a patient’s strength, mobility, movement and function. Our team offer advice on personal mobility and safety in both individual and group sessions.

Physiotherapy Program Aims

  • Optimise functional mobility, including bed mobility, transfers, walking/wheelchair skills, through individualised assessment and treatment
  • Manage respiratory conditions
  • Improve joint range of movement and muscle strength and control required to assist mobility and activities of daily living
  • Enhance self-confidence and coping strategies
  • Educate you in regards to community supports and services
  • Reduce admission and readmission to hospital, optimise quality of life and independence

At Calvary Adelaide Hospital, while on the acute wards, physiotherapy is provided to inpatients on referral.


 Referral by your treating specialist whilst in hospital

Calvary Adelaide Hospital

Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm

Respite care is provided as

  • nursing support for a patient when coming home from hospital
  • short term nursing care in or outside the home
  • a support service for carers. It provides time away from their carer role confident that their loved one is being looked after.

Calvary Community Care

Calvary Community Care provides a range of respite options available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services can be delivered in the home or a Support Worker can accompany the family member while the carer takes a break.


 Referral not required

 In your home

 24/7

 1300 66 00 22

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Speech pathology services at the Calvary Adelaide Hospital involves the diagnosis, management and treatment of people who are having difficulty with swallowing and/or unable to communicate effectively.  A Speech Pathologist may also review (on referral) patients with the following issues:

  • Changes in voice production, such as hoarseness
  • Difficulty thinking of words or expressing thoughts and feelings
  • Problems understanding spoken instructions or messages
  • Recent problems with reading and writing
  • Slurred speech

At Calvary Adelaide Hospital our Speech Pathologists help a variety of people who fail to develop normal communication or people who acquire communication issues as a result of disease, injury or stroke.

What to expect

When you are an inpatient at Calvary Adelaide Hospital you may need to be assessed. An individual treatment plan will then be created, and your sessions will take place in your hospital room.

Education and support is provided to you and your family members throughout the treatment process. Interpreter services are available on request.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Calvary Adelaide Hospital

Monday to Friday, 9am – 3pm

Tests and Diagnostic Services

Diagnostic services cover a range of scans, x-rays and laboratory tests used by Specialists to determine the cause of an illness.

At Calvary Adelaide Hospital we offer the following range of diagnostic services.

The Angiography Unit at Calvary Adelaide Hospital provides Angiography services to our patients utilising state of the art equipment and highly skilled staff.

Angiograms are tests performed by our team of cardiologists. They provide detailed images of the coronary structure, and help our team deliver a faster and more accurate diagnosis. Angiograms are performed as part of the treatment for heart disease and heart attacks, and are carried out in our Cardiovascular Angiography Unit on Level 4.


Referral by ambulance, GP, Calvary Emergency – 24/7 Care, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Calvary Adeladie Hospital, Level 4

24/7 Care ( Emergency) – Ground floor

Cardiac Direct 08 8405 3542

24/7 Emergency 08 8405 3440

Endoscopy is a general term covering any procedure that involves examining the interior of the body with an endoscope. Calvary Adelaide Hospital has a specialist team that uses cutting-edge technology to carry out all endoscopic treatments.

Endoscopy can be used in the following procedures

  • Bronchoscopy (examination of the lungs)
  • Colonoscopy (examination of the large bowel)
  • Cystoscopy (examination of cysts)
  • Endoanal Ultrasounds  (examination of your anal canal)
  • ECTT (examination of pancreatic ducts, bile duct, gall bladder and liver ducts)
  • Gastroscopy (examination of the stomach)
  • Oesophageal Manometry (examination of the throat)

Please note:

  • Endoscopy is carried out under anaesthesia, which means you won’t be able to drive home after your procedure.
  • You’ll receive instruction from your GP about preparing for your endoscopy. Please follow them carefully.

Referral by specialist

Calvary Adelaide Hospital

24/7

 08 8227 7000

At Calvary Adelaide Hospital we have an on-site radiology department, managed by Dr Jones & Partners, located on Level 2.

The Radiology Service at Calvary Adelaide Hospital can help with:

Procedures available at this clinic:


Referral by GP, specialist or healthcare providerDr Jones & Partners medical imaging

Calvary Adelaide Clinic,  on Level 2, 120 Angus Street, Adelaide

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm and 24/7 for inpatient and emergency scanning

08 8306 5612

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Clinpath pathology offers a 24 hour laboratory service that delivers expert analysis, testing and advice to our team of health care professionals. We offer a comprehensive range of routine, specialty and emergency pathology testing, with a fast turnaround for results.

Results can be downloaded electronically or delivered by courier to your Medical Specialist.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare providerClinpath Adelaide

Located within Calvary Adelaide Hospital on Level 2

24/7

08 8366 2088

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