Information for patients, aged care residents and visitors.
4th November 2020
Information for patients, aged care residents and visitors.
4th November 2020
Chronic pain is an epidemic affecting one in five Australians. Many relying on opioids to get through the day. But, relying on these highly addictive medications for years on end does nothing to tackle the underlying cause or help people live with their pain. At the ACT Pain Centre in
23rd July 2020
Calvary Bruce Public Hospital Bruce in partnership with Capital Health Network, were yesterday evening awarded an Australian Council of Healthcare Standards (ACHS) Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety Award for their “Trialling a Geriatric Rapid Acute Care Service in the ACT”. ACHS CEO, Dr Karen Luxford presented the award, saying the
29th November 2019
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, during and after surgery or interventional procedure and perform a range of specialised roles including, but not
4th October 2019
On 19 June the ‘Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (‘VAD’) comes into effect in Victoria. Since the Act’s passing in 2017, Catholic Health and Aged Care services in Victoria have been working together to ensure that we have a clear and consistent response to the Act. Our services are committed
12th June 2019
The award, launched by the Hon. Greg Hunt Minister for Health in conjunction with the Australian College of Nursing, is bestowed upon a nurse who has demonstrated leadership to bring new thinking to a wide range of health care challenges. Nikki, a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner based at Calvary’s Clare
10th April 2019
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
12th March 2019
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
10th July 2018
Calvary Mater Newcastle received worldwide recognition for its Very Important Patients (VIP) Program at the 41st International Hospital Federation Congress in Taipei on 8 November 2017. With 131 entries, from 90 organisations in 24 countries competing for the awards, being selected as one of the finalists is a recognition that
19th December 2017
To celebrate National Recycling Week, we wanted to share a message from Greg Robertson, the Domestic Services Manager here at Calvary Health Care ACT who continues to set high sustainability benchmarks for large businesses in the ACT. “I am very proud that Calvary have been awarded ACT’s largest recycler three
15th November 2017
Our very own Clare Holland House palliative care educator, Rachel Bilton-Simek, discussed palliative care and the amazing services and programs available, with ABC’s Laura Tchilinguirian on 10 October 2017 In her interview, Rachel points out that palliative care wouldn’t happen without families and ordinary people supporting people at home. Family
23rd October 2017
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
8th September 2017
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
29th August 2017
Hyson Green, the only private dedicated mental health facility in ACT, reopened on 22nd March 2017 after a $2.5M upgrade to provide increased mental health support services. The private unit gives eight more people the opportunity to access the Hyson Green 30 day treatment program, increasing the number of beds
29th March 2017
With a special focus on the great outdoors, we explore glamping, top travel apps, digital surfing, croquet, brain games and delicious Summer recipes.
19th December 2016
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
29th November 2016
With a special focus on life and spring activities, we explore The Spring Supper Club, a Q&A on the National Disability Insurance Scheme, ‘life’ themed brain games and a tour of Launceston, Tasmania.
21st October 2016
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.
29th June 2016
With a special focus on winter gardens and fresh produce, we explore winter planting, soup-er recipes to keep your warm and nourished and simple solutions to make gardening a breeze.
21st June 2016
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
5th June 2016
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.
27th April 2016
Media Release “Calvary ACT Bruce Private’s new ‘Hospital for the future’ will feature eight state of the art operating theatres accommodating everything from day surgery procedures to complex surgery in digital operating suites, along with private single rooms with hotel like ensuites and finishes. Today the Hon. John Watkins AM, Chair
21st March 2016
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.
20th December 2015
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.
15th December 2015
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.
4th November 2015
Calvary’s pastoral care team featured highly with presentations and recognition for ‘Best of Care’ and ‘Lifetime Membership’ awards at the Spiritual Care Australia National Conference 2015 in Hobart 21- 22 April.
8th May 2015
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To round up Calvary Mater Newcastle's celebration of the International Year of the Nurse and…