Information for patients, aged care residents and visitors.
12th August 2020
Information for patients, aged care residents and visitors.
12th August 2020
Congratulations to Kathy Coonan, Nikki Johnston and Rachel Bilten-Simek of Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, who were recognized for their achievements at the ACT 2020 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards on Tuesday, 12 May. The awards are an annual event to recognise the contribution nurses and midwives make towards the health
13th May 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 Thursday 12th September, the National Palliative Care Awards were presented at the inaugural Oceanic Palliative Care Conference Gala Dinner in Perth. These prestigious national awards are presented every two years by Palliative Care Australia (PCA). Nominations are received from palliative care services across the country. Five individual and two
30th September 2019
The Canberra Health Annual Research Meeting (CHARM) is held each year and seeks to explore how interdisciplinary research can contribute to a sustainable health system through discovery and collaboration. At this year’s meeting, a full day was devoted to End of life care – Past trends, future projections and implications
2nd September 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
Sally McRae is passionate about ensuring that the care midwives give birthing mothers is a positive experience that continues to have ramifications generations into the family. “Women remember certain things said to them for the rest of their lives,” she said. “The way they feel about the birth experience and
15th May 2019
Calvary Public Hospital Bruce is pleased to announce that Emeritus Professor Nicholas Glasgow has been appointed Head of the Calvary Centre of Palliative Care Research, based at Clare Holland House in Barton.
23rd April 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
Calvary Public Hospital Bruce has marked its 40th Birthday with recognition of service being the focus of a number of events. Feature events in the week of birthday celebrations included the Calvary Auxiliary 40th AGM, a visit by ACT Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Meegan Fitzharris MLA, and the Staff
8th March 2019
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
26th September 2018
Implementing and testing new methods of supporting people with dementia.
17th July 2018
Clare Holland House Hospice was awarded ACT’s top award at the 2017 Quality in Healthcare ACT Awards presented Monday evening 26th February. The awards honour initiatives that are improving the delivery of safe, quality health services to the ACT community. Minister for Health and Wellbeing Meegan Fitzharris and Minister for
27th February 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
Calvary Public Hospital Bruce patients and visitors are about to experience an upgrade to visitor quiet areas thanks to Ginninderra Rotary Club’s generous sponsorship donation of $8,000 for the upgrade of the hospital’s quiet areas. The sponsorship was celebrated with the unveiling of a plaque acknowledging the Rotary Club donation.
30th November 2017
A new palliative and end of life care research institute launched on 30th November by Little Company of Mary Health Care will profile the important research being undertaken in the field of Palliative and End of Life Care at four leading specialist palliative care services across Calvary.. “It would be reasonable
29th November 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
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
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
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
29th November 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
Calvary has welcomed the Canberra Liberals’ election commitment to fund an expansion of the emergency department at Calvary Public Hospital in Canberra.
6th October 2016
Calvary today welcomed ACT Labor’s election commitment to upgrade Calvary Public Hospital in Canberra.
15th September 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
The World Health Organisation has declared 2020 is the International Year of Nurses and…
On 1 September 2020, more than 80 Calvary Ryde Retirement Community residents moved into a…