Information for patients, aged care residents and visitors.
18th March 2020
Information for patients, aged care residents and visitors.
18th March 2020
He was in the last six months of his life, he had cancer, and if he had registered and taken the opportunity to take the drug to end his life…then I wouldn’t be here today having this conversation.
9th October 2019
It is a great pleasure to facilitate the Health 2040 Taskforce Report released today.
15th August 2019
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Nikki Johnston, is at the forefront of nationally and internationally acclaimed ground-breaking research to improve end of life care for older Australians living in residential aged care. Ms Johnston is a lead member of a multidisciplinary research team that recently completed the largest randomised trial
8th July 2019
Calvary Health Care is delighted to announce the appointment of James (Jim) Birch AM as Chair Designate of the Little Company of Mary Health Care (LCMHC) Board. He will commence in the role following the retirement of the current Chair the Hon. John Watkins AM in November 2019. Jim joined
8th July 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
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 has again been awarded the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation for the fifth consecutive year. The WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation recognizes Calvary’s active commitment to achieving gender equality in our workplaces. Martin Bowles, Calvary’s National Chief Executive Officer and a WGEA Ambassador
26th February 2019
This World Cancer Day, 4 February 2019, Calvary Mater Newcastle unveils new cancer App, CANcierge.
4th February 2019
Today marks the official commencement of the $60m redevelopment of Calvary Ryde Retirement Community. The redevelopment is on track for completion in early 2020. Plans commenced back in 2007 and after much discussion and lots of commitment, dedication, and enthusiasm the DA approval was granted in July 2017, works are now set
30th November 2018
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
Article by Mark Green Published 17 August 2018 in The Canberra Times, The Age, and the Sydney Morning Herald As the ACT government was on the brink of industriously progressing its bid for its own physician-assisted suicide regime, interested parties – albeit few, and fully aware of the outcome –
18th September 2018
2018 CHA Awards acknowledge highest honours for excellence in health and aged care
3rd September 2018
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
14th August 2018
Updated 28 November 2018 Calvary Health Care is contacting all patients who underwent a colonoscopy with the late Dr Hugh Jackson between November 2017 and May 2018 at Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital in Hobart to undergo a repeat procedure. It is possible when these patients had their colonoscopy a small
3rd July 2018
Calvary has appointed former Australian Government Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Baggoley AO to the role of Chief Medical Advisor. “The appointment of Professor Chris Baggoley is a significant honour for Calvary” says Martin Bowles, National CEO. “Professor Baggoley is a respected clinician with a national reputation in the field
16th May 2018
Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Member for Riverina Michael McCormack officially launched a $1.8 million program today to support pregnant women and new mothers living in Murrumbidgee communities who are experiencing alcohol and other drug disorders. The Women’s Wellness and Recovery Program provides tailored specialist treatment and practical support
13th April 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
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
ACT Minister for Health, Meegan Fitzharris and Calvary Board Chair the Hon. John Watkins AM, together with Calvary Bruce Private CEO Kim Bradshaw, today officially opened the new $77 million Calvary Bruce Private Hospital. The hospital serves the communities of North Canberra, Belconnen and the Gungahlin precinct and surrounding communities.
26th September 2017
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
23rd September 2017
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
13th September 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
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
29th August 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
Article by John Watkins Published 15 August 2017 in the Brisbane Times and the Sydney Morning Herald Just over 150,000 Australians will die this year, about half in hospital. The average age for men will be 79 and women 85. The leading cause of death will be heart disease followed by dementia, stroke and lung cancer. Some
15th August 2017
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
4th July 2017
Little Company of Mary (Calvary), Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart (the Josephites) and Mary MacKillop Care SA (MMC) are pleased to announce that Calvary will acquire MMC in South Australia.
4th May 2017
On 10 April 2017, Calvary provided a submission on the proposed Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 (Victoria).
20th April 2017
Calvary has again in 2016 been acknowledged by the Workplace Gender and Equality Agency (WGEA) as a leader in gender equality. Mark Doran, Calvary’s National Chief Executive Officer is “very proud of our focus on developing leadership capability in our organisation and in turn the health sector. We have 73%
8th 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
Calvary Health Care Kogarah hospital is celebrating it’s 50th year of service to the local community with an open day on Saturday 19th November 2016 from 8.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. All are welcome to come and enjoy the open day which features market stalls, entertainment and guided tours of the facility throughout
25th October 2016
This week 9-16 October Calvary is proud to celebrate National Perioperative Nurses Week, in recognition of the valuable role our perioperative nurses play in delivering quality care.
9th 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
An Australian first, Calvary John James Hospital announces the implementation of The C.A.R.E. Channel for patient television.
6th October 2016
Calvary today welcomed ACT Labor’s election commitment to upgrade Calvary Public Hospital in Canberra.
15th September 2016
Calvary Riverina medical officer James Currie is off to Ohio to pursue a new career
12th September 2016
Media Release: Calvary’s largest ever private hospital receives a ceremonial blessing.
6th September 2016
Media Release This year Calvary ACT hospitals proudly celebrate the tenth year of the Calvary Refugee Mentoring Program (RMP). It’s all part of the Little Company of Mary Health Care’s mission of promoting inclusion, dignity and respect for the most vulnerable in the Canberra community. Calvary Bruce Private Hospital; Calvary
22nd 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
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
An official Site Blessing of the Calvary Muswellbrook Retirement Community development was hosted by the Hon. John Watkins, Board Chair, Little Company of Mary Healthcare on Tuesday 15 March 2016.
17th March 2016
Riverina community is best served by Private and Public Sectors working together.
10th February 2016
Two of Australia’s largest Catholic healthcare organisations have offered to provide medical support to any of the 267 asylum seekers applying for church sanctuary to avoid their forced removal to Nauru and are encouraging other hospital groups to do the same.
5th February 2016
Mark Doran, National CEO of Little Company of Mary Health Care Limited, has been appointed for a further two years.
7th December 2015
Calvary announced the appointment of Richard Crookes Construction as the building contractor for the new $27m Calvary Muswellbrook Retirement Community located in Brennan Park, Cassidy Avenue, Muswellbrook. The construction is due for completion in 2017.
2nd December 2015
Calvary is proud to announce Jake Basista of Calvary Cessnock Retirement Community and Rutherford Technology High School has won Novaskill’s 2015 School Based Trainee of the year award at the Hunter Region Awards.
1st December 2015
A prestigious citation awarded by the Workplace Gender and Equality Agency (WGEA) recognises Calvary as a leader in gender equality.
23rd November 2015
Calvary and Civil Train SA are delivering a course to help a group of long term unemployed women in Adelaide’s northern suburbs find gainful employment in the civil construction industry. About 80% of participants who successfully complete the course – over a six week, five days a week period – are securing sustainable employment.
16th November 2015
‘Game On Mole’ is a call to action for everyone to be aware of changes to their skin,…
Calvary national CEO, Martin Bowles, and the Chair of the Calvary Board, Jim Birch, together…