Hospitals

Report calls for more home-based palliative care

A new report commissioned by Catholic Health Australia (CHA) calls for the provision of more home-based palliative care services to relieve pressure on hospitals and save valuable health system dollars. CHA, the peak body for Catholic health and aged care service providers in Australia, launched the report today at Calvary

Collaborating for a cure

Local charity Hope4Cure Foundation and public hospital Calvary Mater Newcastle have joined forces to support women and their families experiencing ovarian and gynaecological cancer in the Hunter region. Following a $40,000 donation from Hope4Cure Foundation, Calvary Mater Newcastle launched a special research grant for its researchers to help bolster research

Optus Mobile Base Community Consultation

Optus Mobile Base Station – have your say   Optus are conducting a public consultation for a proposed Optus Mobile Base Station at Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital. Optus welcomes your comments on the project. If you would like to comment please direct your feedback to Optus representative Andrew McLane amclane@catalystone.com.au The

Community Palliative Care Forum

A very successful Community Palliative Care Forum was hosted in Wagga on Monday evening by Calvary Riverina Hospital’s Palliative Care Enhancement Council in collaboration with Calvary Riverina Hospital, the Murrumbidgee Local Health District, Forrest Centre Hospice and Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network. The purpose of this forum was to start the

Event – Research at Calvary Mater Newcastle

Members of the Hunter and Newcastle community are invited to attend a Calvary Mater Newcastle Research Information Session being held at the hospital on Friday 2 November, aiming to bring further awareness regarding the types of research carried out at the Mater. This FREE community event open to all will

Major expansion of Clare Holland House

Families who rely on palliative care services in the ACT will have access to better facilities and services with a major expansion of Clare Holland House announced today by the Australian and ACT Governments in partnership with The Snow Foundation. High quality and accessible palliative care is a crucial part

Glad Dent celebrates her 100th birthday

As part of celebrations for Glad Dent’s 100th birthday, the dedicated Calvary Mater Newcastle Auxiliary ‘Cancer Carers’ member was surrounded by Auxiliary friends at a morning tea held at the hospital. The Elermore Vale resident born 14 August 1918, is a proud mother of five, grandmother to 11 and great-grandmother

Calvary Adelaide reaches important milestone

The largest private hospital ever built in South Australia – the new $345 million Calvary Adelaide Hospital in Angas Street Adelaide central business district – has reached an important milestone with the official ‘topping out’ of construction at 12-storeys high. The topping out celebration – which involves craning a ceremonial

New international research partnership forged

Medical physics research set to benefit from collaboration The University of Newcastle and Calvary Mater Newcastle welcomed nine delegates from the prestigious Princess Chulabhorn Royal Academy, Thailand, in celebration of a medical physics research memorandum of understanding (MOU) being signed by the Princess Chulabhorn Royal Academy and the University of

Hospital Auxiliary raise over $327,000

Members of the Calvary Mater Newcastle Auxiliary ‘Cancer Carers’ once again proved their ongoing commitment and loyalty to fundraising for Calvary Mater Newcastle by presenting a cheque to the hospital totaling $327,162.43 at their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 2 August. With 26 members ranging in age from 57 to

Calvary Bruce Private project wins award

Congratulations to AW Edwards, builders of the new Calvary Bruce Private Hospital in the ACT, who won the award for Best Commercial Building over $50Mil at the recent ACT Master Builders Awards. The awards recognise and celebrate the ACT’s best builders, their teams, and the projects which have won them acclaim

Cathy Tate recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Twenty-four people from the Hunter, Newcastle and Port Stephens area have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours List including Cathy Tate, Chairperson of the Calvary Mater Newcastle Community Advisory Council. Cathy has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the community of

Proudly supported by Dry July

Thanks to 2017 Dry July funding, the Occupational Therapy Department at Calvary Mater Newcastle was able to purchase a large range of assistive aids for the hospital’s Oncology Equipment Loan Pool. The Oncology Equipment Loan Pool is a comprehensive service that is provided free of charge to any Calvary Mater

Putting breast cancer patients at the heart of treatment

Breast cancer patients will soon receive more precise and potentially life-saving radiation therapy thanks to a unique program being developed at Calvary Mater Newcastle. Associate Professor Joerg Lehmann, Principal Medical Physics Specialist at Calvary Mater Newcastle and Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle, received a $405,000 prestigious National

Patricia Browne and Toby

Patricia Browne and Toby have been volunteering at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem for nearly ten years. A pet therapy dog, Toby visits patients on the ward once or twice a week. Pat says she loves her volunteering work with Toby. The highlight for her is seeing the joy and the

Harnessing the power of computers to improve prostate cancer detection

The Department of Radiation Oncology/Medical Physics at Calvary Mater Newcastle has developed a machine learning approach for the identification of prostate cancer from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This newly developed artificial intelligence system is able to identify more than 100 features within the MRI images that can differentiate cancer from

Study sets the stage for new preventative measures

An underlying mechanism linking obesity with the development of endometrial/uterine cancer has for the first time been demonstrated. Current statistics show that 57% of women who develop uterine cancer are obese, yet it hasn’t been clear how or why fat cells drive this particular cancer more than other tumour types.

Glenn Stewart wins SafeWork NSW Award

Best individual contribution to workplace health and safety Glenn Stewart – Calvary’s National Manager, Work Health, Safety & Environment, was awarded “Best individual contribution to workplace health and safety” at the SafeWork NSW Awards on Thursday evening 26th October. The Awards reward business and workers with the highest standards of

A warm gesture

When you think about how physically weak patients may get, and how they may struggle to keep warm, then you would appreciate how satisfying it would be for a patient to have the comfort of a warm blanket or towel during their stay in hospital. Calvary Mater Newcastle’s Hospice recently

I am woman

As the focus of Multicultural Health Week 2017 was ‘Women’s Health’ here at Calvary Mater Newcastle we decided to celebrate with women from our local culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Members of our CALD Working Party (Cultural Safety Audit) were very excited by the prospect as they themselves represent a

Calvary AIRO has landed

Airo Mobile Intraoperative C.T. provides Calvary Hobart surgeons with intraoperative patient images for enhanced decision-making Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital today received delivery of Calvary Healthcare’s and Tasmania’s first AIRO® Mobile Intraoperative CT by BrainLab. AIRO provides diagnostic quality images and is designed for use in the operating room, giving surgeons

Northern Tasmanians receive new Endoscopy Unit and much needed Cardiovascular Services

The blessing and opening yesterday of the $6.2 million for Calvary St Vincent’s Private Hospital’s Cardiac Catheter Laboratory and the Endoscopy Unit marks the delivery of much needed services for all Northern Tasmanians. The official opening was conducted by Calvary Chair, the Hon. John Watkins AM, and the new facilities were

ACT’s medical community given exclusive preview to brand new private hospital

Last night, Calvary hosted an exclusive preview of its new $77 million Bruce Private Hospital for ACT’s medical community. Visiting Medical Officers, General Practitioners and other related medical professionals attending the industry event were able to explore the facilities, including eight state- of- the- art theatres and private rooms with

Calvary John James wins ACT Large Employer of the Year

Calvary John James Hospital is thrilled to have won the 2017 ACT Large Employer of the Year award at the ACT Training Awards held at the QT Canberra last night. The award recognises Calvary’s outstanding delivery of quality industry based training and their commitment to the highest standard of training for

Marriage, Same Sex Relationships and Calvary

With a sense of unease and discomfort, Calvary noted several media articles over the weekend of 19 and 20 August 2017 which claim that the “Catholic church” is threatening to fire teachers, nurses and other employees who marry their same-sex partner if gay marriage is legalised. We reassure staff and

Historic photo of hospital fundraising ladies
Celebrating 90 years of the Mater Auxiliary

From humble beginnings to becoming the major fundraising arm of Calvary Mater Newcastle, the Mater Auxiliary has much to celebrate this August as it reaches its ninetieth year of operation. On 24 August 1927 the Mater Ladies’ Auxiliary was formed with Mrs J.W. Greaves taking up the helm as President.

Over $315,000 raised by Calvary Mater Newcastle Auxiliary

Calvary Mater Newcastle staff and guests from the local community joined together to congratulate members of Calvary Mater Newcastle Auxiliary ‘Cancer Carers’ as they presented a $315,229.56 cheque to Calvary Mater Newcastle at their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 3 August. After fundraising tirelessly throughout the year, this extraordinary group

NSW regional alliance takes centre stage

One of Australia’s first Centres for Innovation in Regional Health A healthcare partnership that aligns clinicians and researchers across the Hunter New England, Central Coast and Mid-North Coast districts of NSW has been accredited by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) as one of Australia’s first Centres for

Prostate cancer study a game changer

Calvary Mater Newcastle is celebrating a game-changer for prostate cancer patients receiving radiation therapy. Led by Calvary Mater Newcastle’s Professor Peter Greer, Principal Physicist, a study, which is believed to be the first of its kind in Australia and New Zealand, is creating treatment plans for patients with prostate cancer