Hospitals

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

Martin Bowles PSM appointed National CEO

Calvary Health Care is delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Bowles as National Chief Executive Officer (NCEO), following the retirement of the current NCEO Mark Doran at the end of the year. Martin Bowles, formerly Secretary of the Department of Health, joins Calvary with a wealth of experience gained

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

Innovative brain surgery gives Ken new lease on life

A world-leading surgery technique to remove a significant brain tumour through the nasal cavity has given Ken Newbold a new lease on life. Performed at Calvary Wakefield Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia, by ear, nose and throat surgeon Dr Harshita Pant and neurosurgeon Dr Marguerite Harding, the 11-hour-operation successfully removed

Share our Future

If you’re at the top of your specialty or on the rise, Calvary Adelaide Hospital welcomes your interest in becoming part of Adelaide’s largest and most modern private hospital. Opening in 2019, Calvary Adelaide Hospital will provide the highest quality whole of life health care to private and self-insured patients. Join us

Dr Aoife McGarvey, head and neck cancer research pioneer

Every year approximately 4,000 Australians are diagnosed with head and neck cancer. As an increasing number of people battle this formidable disease, Dr Aoife McGarvey, Physiotherapist at Calvary Mater Newcastle, is leading the way in pioneering head and neck cancer research. A physiotherapist with over 18 years experience, Aoife [pronounced Eee-fa], has never been

Robyn continues helping new mothers after 39 years of service

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital’s Midwife and postnatal educator Robyn Davies (pictured above right with Liz Kleinig, Clinical Maternity Unit Manager) retired nearly a year ago on 22 April 2016 after 39 years of service. Post retirement Robyn continues helping new mothers, now as a Lactation Consultant. Robyn, undertook her initial training at The Children’s Hospital in Kermode Street, North

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

Calvary 2016 Christmas Card artwork
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

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

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.

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

Calvary staff
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.

April Falls Month at Calvary Mater
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

Cancer survivor tattoo photo exhibition
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