Pacific Islander recruits join Calvary aged care teams

A group of 26 Pacific Islander recruits have arrived in Brisbane to commence their training to become personal care workers across Calvary Health Care’s residential aged care homes. The workers are joining Calvary under the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) Scheme, a Commonwealth Government initiative aimed at contributing to the

Calvary resident sets skydiving goal to jump-start his life

Calvary Bayview aged care resident Brian Corbyn was feeling pretty flat. So he jumped out of a plane. The tandem skydive seems to have been just the ticket for the father and grandfather. “It was a great feeling, the adrenaline of it all,” Brian said after completing his jump. “I

Meet the Midwife at Calvary Riverina Hospital

For International Day of the Midwife, we’re taking the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the incredible work of our midwives, and how they are able to support parents before, during, and after the birth of their new babies. We’re introducing you to some members of Calvary Riverina Hospital‘s St Gerard’s

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OAM for Elaine’s life of service

Calvary Rye Sands resident Elaine Wallbridge has received an Order of Australian Medal at a special investiture ceremony at Government House for her lifetime of community service. The honour is well-deserved recognition for her decades of dedication to Girl Guides, a local police senior citizens’ register to support and help

Calvary volunteer receives OAM at Australia Day Honours

Calvary volunteer Anne Crummy has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in this year’s Australia Day Honours. The retired librarian became a volunteer archivist with Calvary in Hobart in 2017 after returning to her home town.  Since then she has been part of a team developing

Perioperative Nurses Week 2023

For Perioperative Nurses Week, we’re recognising and celebrating the role of our perioperative nurses, their teams and the importance of the work they do in our patient experience, before, during and after surgery. Whilst they work alongside other incredible hospital staff, a perioperative nurse is the last person a patient

Moving heaven and earth to get Dad goin’ to a chapel of love

Your unwell father can’t make it to your wedding? Not a problem – bring the wedding to him at his aged care home. “We wanted Dad involved right from the beginning,” said new bride Katie Beckett. “I think we would have got married in his room if we’d had to.”

Therapy Dog Awareness Month

It’s Therapy Dog Awareness Month, a time to pay tribute to all the canine companions who provide comfort and therapeutic support to those whose lives are often compromised by emotional, physical or mental disorders. At Calvary, we’re honoured to be able to provide this support to our patients, residents and clients

High School celebrates NAIDOC at Calvary St Paul’s

On Friday 28 July, residents and staff of Calvary St Paul’s residential aged care home were paid a visit by Taree High School’s indigenous teenagers, teacher’s aide and elders as part of delayed NAIDOC Week celebrations. Acknowledging the history and culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is

Aged Care Employee Day 2023

For this year’s Aged Care Employee Day, we’re shining a light on the breadth of roles that make up our aged care and home care teams and the importance of every staff member in the delivery of safe, high-quality, compassionate care. Working alongside our passionate nurses and carers are an extended

NAIDOC Week at Calvary Mater Newcastle

At Calvary Mater Newcastle, NAIDOC Week celebrations kicked off on Monday morning, with Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer, Margaret Whitson, leading staff and friends of the Mater in the celebration march from Civic Park to the Foreshore. Braving the rain, proud Worimi man, Leigh Ridgeway, led staff in an Acknowledgement of

Official Opening Day at Calvary Kooyong health and ageing precinct

Residents, staff and invited guests have joined Melbourne’s Catholic Archbishop Peter Comensoli today to officially open Calvary Health Care’s landmark retirement living, health and aged care precinct, Calvary Kooyong. A procession wove its way through each part of the integrated precinct giving residents, patients, families, volunteers, and clinical and support

NCEO Leadership Awards 2022

Each year, the NCEO Leadership Award and NCEO Emerging Leader Awards recognise and celebrate our employees who have made outstanding contributions to Calvary and the people we serve. Yet again, so many of you have gone above and beyond in the past year and I wish to thank you for your commitment,