Calvary Riverina seeks community input

Calvary Riverina Hospital is embarking on a new chapter, with consultation underway to support planning for future services a the hospital. To do this, Calvary is developing a Clinical Services Plan (CSP) that identifies the healthcare required to meet the needs of the Riverina into the future, considering population objectives

Calvary Connery Centre opens its doors

Calvary’s new $4.75 million state-of-the-art Connery Centre welcomes its first oncology patients today. Calvary SA Regional CEO Sharon Kendall said this was a long awaited and important milestone to realise an enhanced oncology service with capacity to expand over time to support a growing region. What is the Calvary Connery

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

Calvary Launceston hospitals go green

Nurse Stephanie Robinson looked at the bags of discarded sterilisation wraps collected after a day of surgery in the operating theatres at Calvary St Luke’s Hospital and pondered how it could be kept out of landfill. At the other end of the state, Mat Usher from remanufacturing start-up GreenMed was

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

Commonly Asked Questions | Cleft Lip and Palate

WITH CALVARY NORTH ADELAIDE HOSPITAL’S DR BEN GRAVE   Between the 8th and 14th of November, Craniofacial Australia and other associated Australian charities are raising awareness of cleft lip and palate treatment. Calvary North Adelaide Hospital’s Dr Ben Grave is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who answers some commonly asked

UK nurse enables new care model at CAH ED

Calvary Adelaide’s emergency department (ED) and its patients are set to benefit from the arrival of English nurse practitioner recruit Lomax Ocean. Last year, Calvary held an international recruitment expo in England and while visiting family in Spain Lomax secured a virtual interview. He’s glad he did. “I’ve been here

Commonly Asked Questions | Dementia

WITH CALVARY’S DR MARY ANN KULH   The 2023 theme for Dementia Action Week is Act Now for a Dementia-Friendly Future. It’s a sentiment close to the heart for Calvary Health Care Geriatrician and General Physician, Dr Mary Ann Kulh, who is a firm believer in the power of a

Dr Rachel Hughes, Prof Peter Ravenscroft, Dr Pam Harrison OAM and Mark Jeffrey at Calvary Mater Newcastle's celebration of 40 years providing palliative care services.
Celebrating 40 years of palliative care

Calvary Mater Newcastle’s Palliative Care Service has marked a significant milestone this month, celebrating 40 years of caring for patients from the Hunter, Lower Mid North Coast and New England regions. As the largest specialist palliative care provider in the region Mark Jeffrey, General Manager at Calvary Mater Newcastle, commended

Lending a helping hand for Tonga

In recent years, the small island of Vava’u, Tonga, has suffered devastating destruction. From cyclones in 2014 and 2018, to a volcanic eruption, subsequent tsunami and ash fall in 2022, the people of Vava’u were in need of a helping hand. Answering the calls for assistance was Rotary Australia, including

‘Giving fund’ benefits haematology patients

Calvary Mater Newcastle’s Director of Haematology, Dr Sam Yuen, and Senior Hospital Scientist, Conjoint Associate Professor Lisa Lincz, recently accepted a generous donation from Tomago Aluminium totalling $14,000. On the day, Tomago Aluminium employee and Mater haematology patient Trevor, was on-site with his daughters for the official cheque handover. As

Using respectful care to disarm aggression

Knowing how to manage aggression is important in any profession – particularly in the health care setting. That’s where Calvary Mater Newcastle’s emergency medicine staff specialist, Dr Michael Downes, and emergency department registered nurse, David Fitzgerald, come in. The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) recently held their winter symposium