Information for patients, aged care residents and visitors.
5th November 2021
Information for patients, aged care residents and visitors.
5th November 2021
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
19th August 2021
Editorial by Jim Birch, AM – Chair, Calvary Health Care Published 4 May 2021 in The Adelaide Advertiser Support for Voluntary Assisted Dying is strong. Plenty of polls will testify to this. Ask most people if they should have control of their lives and deaths and they will say of
4th May 2021
The theme for this year’s National Palliative Care Week is “Palliative Care: It’s more than you think.
17th 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
On Thursday 12th September, the National Palliative Care Awards were presented at the inaugural Oceanic Palliative Care Conference Gala Dinner in Perth. These prestigious national awards are presented every two years by Palliative Care Australia (PCA). Nominations are received from palliative care services across the country. Five individual and two
30th September 2019
The Canberra Health Annual Research Meeting (CHARM) is held each year and seeks to explore how interdisciplinary research can contribute to a sustainable health system through discovery and collaboration. At this year’s meeting, a full day was devoted to End of life care – Past trends, future projections and implications
2nd September 2019
Calvary Health Care Kogarah researchers Dr. Jan Maree Davis, Dr Caitlin Sheehan, Professor Liz Lobb and Dr. Linda Sheahan are members of a newly established and funded Clinical Academic Group in Palliative Care. The SPHERE Palliative Care Clinical Academic Group (PC-CAG), led by Professor Meera Agar, has been funded $400,000
10th 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
Professor Nicholas Glasgow has been appointed as Chair of the Calvary Palliative and End of Life Care Research Institute. Professor Glasgow takes over from the Inaugural Chair, Professor Liz Lobb. Professor knowledge, expertise and outstanding leadership have been invaluable in establishing the Institute as a leader in palliative and end
21st May 2019
Calvary Public Hospital Bruce is pleased to announce that Emeritus Professor Nicholas Glasgow has been appointed Head of the Calvary Centre of Palliative Care Research, based at Clare Holland House in Barton.
23rd April 2019
The award, launched by the Hon. Greg Hunt Minister for Health in conjunction with the Australian College of Nursing, is bestowed upon a nurse who has demonstrated leadership to bring new thinking to a wide range of health care challenges. Nikki, a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner based at Calvary’s Clare
10th April 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
Funded through the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC)…
1st February 2019
In Sept 2018, Calvary North Adelaide introduced an innovative new service, Palliative Care in the Home. Delivered with the support of private health fund insurers, the service incudes 24/7 access to palliative care telephone support and visits from nursing and allied health practitioners. Hospital admissions can be facilitated as required
16th January 2019
A very successful Community Palliative Care Forum was hosted in Wagga on Monday evening by Calvary Riverina Hospital’s Palliative Care Enhancement Council in collaboration with Calvary Riverina Hospital, the Murrumbidgee Local Health District, Forrest Centre Hospice and Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network. The purpose of this forum was to start the
22nd November 2018
Editorial by Mark Green, National Director of Mission 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
18th September 2018
2018 CHA Awards acknowledge highest honours for excellence in health and aged care
3rd September 2018
Implementing and testing new methods of supporting people with dementia.
17th July 2018
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
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
On 10 April 2017, Calvary provided a submission on the proposed Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 (Victoria).
20th April 2017
End of life and dying are topics we often avoid talking about in our society.
4th October 2016
Dying to Know Day is an annual day that focuses on increasing awareness and talking about death and dying. At some stage, everyone is likely to come into contact with people who have, a serious advancing illness and are approaching the end of their life or dying. If you find it
8th August 2016
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.
29th June 2016
To help you at different times of your journey through grief, Calvary has put together a free booklet.
25th May 2016
Calvary Hobart project features on ABC news In a Tasmanian first, a community engagement project helps high school students from the Hobart area learn about palliative care and how to treat terminally ill patients, as well as how to approach the sensitive subject of how to deal with dying patients.
14th March 2016
David Bowie triggers a conversation about the meaning of life and dealing with death David Bowie’s death has stimulated many conversations about how we prepare for death, psychologically and spiritually. Not all people in palliative care are elderly, and the desire to seek spiritual meaning often comes to the fore
25th February 2016
Calvary launches “Embracing Life” an educative film resource to help educate and facilitate communities to talk openly about death and dying and better understand the issues faced by those at the end of their life.
12th January 2016
“Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives; the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects, like a meteorite striking the earth. Lives have swivelled and changed direction on the strength of a chance remark.” Bryce Courtenay Call it coincidence, destiny or fate but just
17th November 2015
Open day at Calvary Riverina Hospital – Monday 14 September The Mary Potter Palliative Care Unit and the St Joseph’s Rehabilitation Unit Open Day, on Monday 14 September 2-4pm, is an opportunity for the public to see and experience the recently completed $9.3m construction. Mary Potter Palliative Care Unit The
7th September 2015
We are particularly fortunate to have local Tiwi people, featured in the images above and below, in key roles such as support workers, cleaners, recreational support, kitchen staff and gardeners. With their unique appreciation and understanding of local issues and the emotional, social and cultural support our residents need, they contribute
2nd September 2014
If there was somebody in need, we wouldn’t turn them away The article below, published 18 June 2014, is reproduced courtesy of The Daily Advertiser, Wagga Wagga Calvary’s national director of clinical services Sue Hanson has moved to ease concerns about the provision of palliative care services in Wagga. Public
18th June 2014
Approximately 450,000 Australians live with dementia – almost every one of us knows someone…
For siblings Darren and Kelly Turner, the care their father received at Calvary Mater Newcastle…