Hospitals

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Education Sessions

Progressive Neurological Disease Around 100 people attended two workshops run by the Statewide Progressive Neurological Disease Service at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem in FY15–16. The service is designed to improve the quality of life of those living with a progressive neurological disease (PND). The service is funded by the Victorian

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Wishing you warmth and joy at Christmas

From all of us at Calvary, wishing you the warmth, hope and happiness of Christmas. Each year our Christmas message features an image that celebrates hope and joy for others. This year we feature a mixed media artwork collaboratively produced by Calvary Health Care Bethlehem’s Friday art therapy patient group. The theme represents things that

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Calvary Adelaide signs key medical group

Calvary Health Care Adelaide has signed up the State’s leading orthopaedic clinic as the first major tenant for its new $300 million Calvary Adelaide Hospital. The Wakefield Orthopaedic Clinic will move into the new hospital on completion in 2019, providing its patients with the the latest leading edge in-house orthopaedic

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Launch of Death, Dying and Palliative Care DVD

One of the patients, Virginia de Groot, generously shares with the students her challenging experience of having a terminal illness and talking about it with her family, which for many of the students was a very moving and emotional experience.

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New CBD Hospital

Media Release: Calvary announces construction to start on new $300 million CBD hospital The largest private hospital ever built in South Australia – the $300 million Calvary Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide’s central business district – will commence construction immediately. Calvary – one of Australia’s leading Catholic health, community and aged

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My Calvary

Calvary is filled with smiling faces, team spirit and staff who enjoy what they do every day. Watch how the heroes of Calvary talk about how wonderful and satisfying it is to be a part of Calvary.

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April Falls Day

In NSW each year, falls lead to approximately 27,000 hospitalisations and at least 400 deaths in people aged 65 and older*. As part of Calvary’s has an ongoing program to prevent falls, this April Falls Day, 1 April, staff at Calvary Mater Newcastle will help spread important falls prevention messages

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Young Cancer Survivors’ Tattoo Photo Exhibition

Calvary Mater Newcastle photo exhibition A photo exhibition showcasing the inspiration and determination of eight young cancer survivors will be on display at Calvary Mater Newcastle from Monday 14 2016. The photo exhibition depicts the stories of eight young adults thoughts on surviving cancer and their journey by way of

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Community Grants Applications

Previous grant recipients The last round of grants, presented on February 24 at the Little Company Café at Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital, awarded a total of $18,750 to four community organisations. Congratulations to the organisations awarded grants for their innovative programs: 1. Canteen – “Good Grief’ Program $5000 This is

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How Calvary makes a difference

Calvary provides staff with the tools and skills better their work environment. Watch our video to see how Calvary makes a difference in their working environment and the residents lives.

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Angela, Urmila & Nya’s Story

Angela started as a casual member of staff and has now been at Calvary for 21 years, because she enjoys it so much. Urmila talks about how teamwork is an important part of Calvary and how everyone is valued and support each other. Nya says Calvary is a part of his extended family. Watch their stories here.

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Chance Encounters

“Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives; the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects, like a meteorite striking the earth. Lives have swivelled and changed direction on the strength of a chance remark.” Bryce Courtenay Call it coincidence, destiny or fate but just

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Celebrating 130 years of compassionate care

This year marks the 130th Anniversary of the arrival of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary in Australia, on 4 November 1885. In 1885 at the invitation of Cardinal Moran, six Sisters of the Little Company of Mary sailed from Naples on the SS Liguria headed for Australia.

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Let it Go, Let it Go

A young girl being treated in Calvary Mater Newcastle’s Radiation Oncology Department recently received a wonderful surprise from the department’s team of radiation therapists, reception and nursing staff. Karen Jovanovic, Chief Radiation Therapist, reports, “A young lady, only 8 years old, was recently being treated in the Radiation Oncology Department,

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Discover Adelaide with Quentin Kenihan

Access all Areas with Mad Max Star Quentin Meet Quentin Kenihan, actor, disability advocate and Calvary client. In the first edition of our new magazine Community Life Quentin shines the spotlight on his favourite eateries he enjoys with Support Worker Ian and furry companion Patchy. Jamie’s Italian 2 King William Street,

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Mary Ringstad awarded excellence in Pastoral Care

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) honours Mary Ringstad with the national Award for Excellence in Pastoral Care 2015. Mary, who is the Pastoral Care Manager at Calvary Mater Newcastle, was presented with the award at CHA’s National Conference in Canberra last week. The award recognized Mary for over 17 years of

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Calvary Wakefield make a difference in Nepal

In April, Nepal was struck by two devastating earthquakes. 9,000 people died and more than 22,000 people were injured. Millions more lost their homes and livelihoods. Shirley Megaw and Deepika Pandit, registered nurses at Calvary Wakefield Hospital, both have a great affection for Nepal. Shirley had travelled to Nepal in

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Message from the Chair

Dear Medibank Member,
I write to you today to clarify some of the misleading and inaccurate statements that Medibank has made recently.

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Meet our Volunteers

A young volunteer finds reward in caring for patients at end of life Cordelia Prowd has been a valued member of the volunteer team at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem since she arrived a year ago. In her early 20s, Cordelia is younger than most volunteers at the health service but loves

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Taking aim at prostate cancer

Calvary Mater Newcastle cancer researchers take a lead role in exploring the use of advanced radiotherapy to treat prostate cancer. Calvary Mater Newcastle researchers, in collaboration with Liverpool Hospital in Sydney, have developed a treatment option for men with prostate cancer using stereotactic radiotherapy, which gives very high doses of