Hospitals

Putting some balance in the dying debate

Article by Jenny Brinkworth Published 24 September 2019 in The Southern Cross   As one of only a handful of palliative care nurse practitioners in South Australia, Kevin Hardy is well qualified to talk about dying. He spoke to JENNY BRINKWORTH ahead of appearing before the SA Parliament’s Joint Committee

National Perioperative Nurses Week

L-R Calvary: Calvary Wakefield Hospital – Dani McIlver Operating Theatre Manager and Sharon Upton Peri-Operative Services Manager Calvary is proud to celebrate National Perioperative Nurses Week this week 6-12 October, in recognition of the valuable role our perioperative nurses play in delivering quality care. Perioperative nurses care for patients before,

Hospital Auxiliary raise over $326,000

Calvary Mater Newcastle Auxiliary again provide significant donation 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 $326,276.13 at their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 1 August. With

Calvary builds on Spiritual Care

Over the past three days, 15 Pastoral Care and Mission personnel from Calvary’s hospitals, aged and community care streams have been in Melbourne, attending the annual National Conference of Spiritual Care Australia (SCA). Calvary is a proud supporter of the conference which this year attracted 250 attendees from across Australia

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.