Media Release

Love thy neighbour, one stitch at a time

A weekly knitting group that began as a social get-together for retirees at the new Calvary Kooyong retirement living, health and aged care precinct, has quickly becoming an exercise in helping thy neighbours – one stitch at a time. The ladies of the ‘Knit ‘n Knatter’ group help create comfort

Calvary Sandhill residents chip in to help homeless

For a year, residents at Calvary Sandhill aged care home have been whipping up batches of choc-chip cookies and muffins and packaging them up for delivery to local homelessness charity, Strike It Out. Calvary Sandhill’s Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator, Candace Harrington, said she approached residents after seeing a post from

Nursing traineeship a win-win for South West Rocks and Calvary

Calvary is fast-becoming the local employer of choice for the young people of South West Rocks on the NSW mid-north coast thanks to a nursing traineeship program gaining popularity. Nadia Rhodes always dreamed of working in aged care and six months ago, the dream became a reality through her traineeship

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Generations share time and life lessons at Calvary St Paul’s

Calvary St Paul’s Residential Aged Care resident Lance Batey has advanced dementia and rarely speaks, except when students from Cundletown Public School arrive for their weekly ‘Grandparents Day’. “Whenever the children come in to visit, Lance just opens up. It’s like the children open the window to where he is

Calvary staff dig deep for a worthy cause this Christmas

This Christmas, Calvary Health Care corporate staff in Newcastle are again supporting local not-for-profit organisation Carrie’s Place, which supports women and children impacted by domestic and family violence, and homelessness. Calvary’s NSW and Queensland Work Health and Safety Advisor, Amanda Wilson, who organises the Christmas Drive, delivered donations to the

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

University of Sydney partnership to help those living with dementia

Calvary is partnering with the University of Sydney to trial and evaluate a new program to help aged care residents with mild to moderate dementia remain healthy and independent. Known as the I-CHARP project (Interdisciplinary Care Home-based Reablement Program), this implementation research study is being funded by the National Health

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

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Calvary’s new advertising campaign comes from the heart

Inspirational stories told by patients, residents, clients and staff are at the heart of Calvary Health Care’s new national brand campaign launched today across a range of media channels to engage with customer and workforce audiences. The creative concept adopts Calvary’s refreshed branding and showcases real customers, staff and locations

Calvary tackles modern slavery in a changing global environment

Calvary Health Care has published its 2022 Modern Slavery Statement, reaffirming its commitment to eradicate modern slavery with genuine action. Calvary National Chief Executive, Martin Bowles, says global supply chain issues and workforce shortages are increasing the risk for modern slavery, but Calvary will continually review and improve the way

Calvary steps away from Clare Holland House to ensure coordinated care

Calvary has made the difficult decision to step away from delivering services at Clare Holland House to ensure the integrated care model is preserved for patients and staff. Calvary has been providing highly valued, specialised palliative care services to Canberrans since 1995, with hospice services provided at Clare Holland House

Calvary continues to put staff at the centre of ACT transition

Calvary is disappointed by the ACT Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss the application challenging the validity of the Health Infrastructure Enabling Act 2023. Calvary National Chief Executive, Martin Bowles, said the decision to mount a legal challenge against the proposed compulsory acquisition of Calvary Public Hospital Bruce was taken in

Care without judgement at Calvary

Opinion Editorial by Martin Bowles, Calvary National CEO   Calvary unequivocally supports the position that access to healthcare is a basic human right and we care equally for anyone using our services regardless of religion, race, gender, cultural background, political views, or economic and social status. This is a position

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

Calvary moves on reshaping portfolio

Calvary is taking the next step in managing our diverse portfolio, announcing the closure of a residential aged care home in Melbourne as part of our strategic plan to reshape our portfolio and grow a Calvary Care System offering the communities we serve unique integrated care.   The not-for-profit hospital

Speed dating for a healthy future

Calvary’s Senior Medical Advisor for Aged Care calls it a “speed dating platform for research”. Former Governor General and StepUp for Research Ambassador Dame Quentin Bryce says it will enable the voices of older people, families and communities to be heard and to be included. The University of Sydney has

Mission Critical

“Our vision is to be at the centre of integrated care and look after people in different phases and stages of their lives. We can do that because we have public and private hospital services, home-based care services, and now a very large presence in residential aged care.” The Catholic

Calvary welcomes Japara

Japara has officially joined Calvary Health Care, effective 5 November 2021. As a result, all 50 Japara aged care homes and 5 retirement villages now operate under the Calvary name. Founded in Australia in 1885 by the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, Calvary is a charitable, not-for-profit, Catholic

Japara acquisition approved

Calvary is delighted to announce it has cleared the final stage in its 100% acquisition of aged care provider Japara Healthcare Limited following a ruling today by the Court in favour of the Scheme of Arrangement. Last week Japara shareholders voted in favour of the Scheme. The deal sees Calvary

Japara Acquisition Update

Calvary welcomes the vote by Japara shareholders in advance of the second and final Scheme of Arrangement Meeting supporting Calvary’s proposal to acquire 100% of the Japara shares, at $1.40 a share.

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