staff stories

Mother and daughter opt to retrain at new Calvary home

When one door closes, another door opens. That’s the positive mindset of Jess Jones, former cleaner at the now closed Calvary Bonbeach and now the friendly face at reception greeting residents, visitors and staff at Calvary George Vowell on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. As a home support officer (HSO), Jess counts

Dan Castillo | Calvary Vonlea Manor’s face behind the food

Calvary Vonlea Manor‘s Dan Castillo has a reputation for preparing incredible gourmet platters and tasty delights for residents, families and staff. Today we find out a bit more about the passionate chef, who tells us he ‘cooks because he cares’ and loves connecting with residents as part of his job. For Dan, food is his

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

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

High School celebrates NAIDOC at Calvary St Paul’s

On Friday 28 July, residents and staff of Calvary St Paul’s residential aged care home were paid a visit by Taree High School’s indigenous teenagers, teacher’s aide and elders as part of delayed NAIDOC Week celebrations. Acknowledging the history and culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is

Aged Care Employee Day 2023

For this year’s Aged Care Employee Day, we’re shining a light on the breadth of roles that make up our aged care and home care teams and the importance of every staff member in the delivery of safe, high-quality, compassionate care. Working alongside our passionate nurses and carers are an extended

NAIDOC Week at Calvary Mater Newcastle

At Calvary Mater Newcastle, NAIDOC Week celebrations kicked off on Monday morning, with Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer, Margaret Whitson, leading staff and friends of the Mater in the celebration march from Civic Park to the Foreshore. Braving the rain, proud Worimi man, Leigh Ridgeway, led staff in an Acknowledgement of

National Volunteer Week 2023

15-21 May 2023 National Volunteer Week (NVW) is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering. This week-long event is a welcome opportunity to recognise the vital support that the millions of volunteers in our country provide to their communities and encourages people to consider volunteering. At Calvary, our volunteers selflessly dedicate

International Nurses Day 2023

From all of us to you – Thank you. International Nurses Day on 12 May is celebrated each year on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, and is when we recognise the compassion, professionalism, and ongoing commitment of all nurses across the world. Our Calvary nurses are there at every turn,

Anzac Day 2023 | Our Stories Of Service

Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the day when Australian and New Zealand soldiers landed on the beach at Gallipoli in Türkiye on 25 April 1915.  Today, communities across Australia will gather to commemorate and recognise more than a hundred thousand Australian service men and women who have lost their