Adelaide

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

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

Musical therapy brings joy for Flora McDonald residents

“Where words fail, music speaks.” – Hans Christian Andersen Residents from our Memory Support Unit at Calvary Flora McDonald, Cowandilla, are enjoying weekly music therapy sessions as part of a 10-week trial program run by a registered music therapist from Creative Therapy Adelaide. The program and an instrument kit has

Quality in Retreat – Reigniting the Debate on Quality

As a member of the Global Impact Committee (GIC), I am pleased to share our first report, Quality in Retreat – Reigniting the Debate on Quality. The GIC leads thought leadership programs to promote the priority of quality in health care aimed at senior leaders of health care systems, politicians

Acknowledging the importance of Anzac Day

Anzac Day falls on 25 April each year, commemorating the lives of all Australians who have served their country in times of war, including our own Leslie Hughes, a resident at Calvary Rye Sands on the Mornington Peninsula.

National COVID-19 Bereavement Project

Would you like to help improve access to bereavement support during COVID-19? As businesses and cities open up again, we are being told that life is getting back to ‘normal’, but for people who have experienced a death during COVID-19, there is no back to normal. Calvary and researchers at

Calvary enters due diligence with Japara

Calvary has entered confirmatory due diligence with Japara Healthcare Ltd following a decision by Japara’s Board to allow access for Calvary to develop a binding proposal the board can recommend to its shareholders. The Revised Indicative Proposal proposes the acquisition of 100% of the shares by Calvary in Japara by

Scenario testing begins

Earlier this week Calvary Adelaide Hospital was adorned with our Calvary logo! This unique symbol expresses our mission, and embodies how we care for each other and for our patients by ‘Being for Others.’

National Perioperative Nurses Week

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

Calvary SA now have the keys

Exciting news for the Calvary team today! The keys to the new Calvary Adelaide Hospital were handed over to Calvary SA Regional Chief Executive Officer, Sharon Kendall and new General Manager, Kerrie Hayes by Joanne Potts from John Holland. This is the first step in preparing the hospital for opening in

Report calls for more home-based palliative care

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

Calvary Adelaide reaches important milestone

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

Marriage, Same Sex Relationships and Calvary

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

Innovative brain surgery gives Ken new lease on life

A world-leading surgery technique to remove a significant brain tumour through the nasal cavity has given Ken Newbold a new lease on life. Performed at Calvary Wakefield Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia, by ear, nose and throat surgeon Dr Harshita Pant and neurosurgeon Dr Marguerite Harding, the 11-hour-operation successfully removed

Robyn continues helping new mothers after 39 years of service

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital’s Midwife and postnatal educator Robyn Davies (pictured above right with Liz Kleinig, Clinical Maternity Unit Manager) retired nearly a year ago on 22 April 2016 after 39 years of service. Post retirement Robyn continues helping new mothers, now as a Lactation Consultant. Robyn, undertook her initial training at The Children’s Hospital in Kermode Street, North

Calvary Adelaide signs key medical group

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

Launch of Death, Dying and Palliative Care DVD

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.