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New name reflects identity of Calvary at Kingswood

New signage reading Calvary Kingswood is the official public notice of a name change for the residential aged care home previously known as Mitcham. Located in the Adelaide suburb of Kingswood, the installed signage is the final step of a name change first proposed following Calvary’s acquisition at the home

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.

Congratulations to Eileen McDonell

Congratulations to Eileen McDonell (nee Greene), born in Coonamble, New South Wales, who turned 100 years old on Monday 2 March 2020. In 1942 Eileen joined the war effort, signing up with the Women’s Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF) in Sydney. Posted to Richmond Air Force base she worked first

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

Volunteer Teddies flood central districts!

Calvary Central Districts Hospital   Calvary Central Districts Hospital recently sought donations of knitted teddy bears, putting the call out via a post on our Facebook page. The teddies are used to comfort and distract paediatric day surgery patients, and our current stocks were running very low. Our knitting group