Services and Clinics

At Calvary Bruce Private Hospital we offer a high standard of patient care to the communities of Canberra and its surrounds, as well as a comprehensive range of health services.

Calvary services – hospitals, Retirement Communities, Aged and Community Care

Clinics, Surgery and Specialist Centres

Calvary reinvests in a range of Specialty Service Centres to meet the needs of our local communities.

Calvary Bruce Private Hospital provides medical care and psychological support for people with conditions arising from or relating Drug and Alcohol use or dependency.

You may access these services after presenting to the Calvary Public Hospital Bruce Emergency Department, or you may be referred to Calvary by your GP or specialist.

Calvary Bruce Private Hospital’s psychology and mental health services are provided from Hyson Green which is located on the Bruce campus. This is the only private dedicated psychological support and mental health service in the ACT.

Hyson Green

Calvary Bruce Private Hospital’s mental health services are provided from Hyson Green which is located on the Bruce campus. This is the only private dedicated psychological support and mental health service in the ACT.

At Hyson Green we offer voluntary mental health services that provide support, education, understanding skill development and self-management.

Hyson Green offers support for:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsion
  • Panic attacks
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Substance issues with mental illness medications

Hyson Green

At Calvary Bruce Private Hospital we recognise your pregnancy and journey to parenthood is uniquely personal. Our services are flexible and we will strive to meet your desires while always placing you and your baby’s health at the forefront of your treatment plan.

Calvary Bruce Private Hospital Maternity Service offers:

  • Pre-admission
  • Antenatal Clinic
  • Childbirth Education
  • Parent and Grandparent Education
  • Birthing suite
  • Lactation Support
  • Midwifery
  • Special Care Nursery
  • 24-hour Intensive Care Service
  • Lactation Support Service

Maternity Services

Palliative Care focuses on supporting patients who have one or more chronic conditions, with intervention aimed at assisting those people to live complete and comfortable lives through symptom management and suitable treatment of their condition(s) as they progress to the need for end of life care.

The goal is to help patients achieve dignity, comfort and maximise the quality of life for the patient, family and loved ones.

Calvary Bruce Private Hospital provides inpatient palliative care services and works closely with Calvary’s Community Specialist palliative care services. Palliative care patients may be transferred to this service for ongoing palliative care through e outpatient clinic services, care in the home or residential setting, and also inpatient hospice services.

Our palliative care service is tailored to each patient, with the main objective being to enable each patient to enjoy a fulfilling and comfortable lifestyle while still receiving appropriate and patient-centred care.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

The setting for your palliative care will be discussed with you by your care team

02 6201 6111

The Calvary Bruce Private Hospital Pre-admission Clinic is a service which provides patients scheduled for a procedure or surgery with information and support. Our goal is to assess your wellbeing and better understand your individual circumstances, and by doing so ensure you have a positive stay with us.

The Request for Admission provided by your referring doctor or specialist will determine whether you require a pre admission clinic appointment.

How it works

A staff member from the Pre-Admission Clinic may  contact you in advance of your admission to hospital to arrange an appointment time for a telephone consultation. At that time of the call  we will:

  • Discuss your care before and after surgery
  • Check your health history and complete other admission paperwork
  • Provide you with any necessary pre-operative instructions
  • Check you have had any tests ordered by your Doctor
  • Commence discharge planning to help plan for your return home
  • Answer any questions you may have

Pre-admission Office

Monday to Friday,  8.30am – 5pm

02 6201 6363 

Calvary Bruce Private Hospital undertakes planned (elective) and unplanned (emergency) surgical procedures.

Many surgical procedures are now undertaken in a day surgery setting, meaning patients are admitted and discharged in a single day.

Surgical specialties at Calvary Bruce Private Hospital include:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Urology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Endoscopy
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Dental Surgery
  • Pain Management
  • Surgical Oncology

SURGERY AND DAY SURGERY SERVICES

Calvary Bruce Private Hospital Women’s Health service specialises in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and is committed to working in partnership to formulate treatment plans that conform to each patient’s preferred approach to their condition.

Our highly-qualified and experienced team of Women’s Health specialists comprises medical, nursing and allied health practitioners who take a holistic approach to women’s health and wellbeing.

These staff work across our Emergency, Critical Care, Surgical and Medical departments.

Calvary Bruce Private Hospital Women’s Health services are provided in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. Eligible patients can also receive care from the Calvary Hospital-In-The-Home outreach service.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Antenatal Clinic, Level 3, Marion building

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm

02 6201 6359

Care and Support Services

At Calvary, we care about your physical, spiritual and emotional needs. These support services are available to our patients as part of our holistic care.

Bereavement, mourning and grief are terms that are often used interchangeably. Bereavement is a normal and natural response when someone close to you has died. At Calvary we find many people benefit from Specialist Bereavement Counseling Services.

Our Social Work & Psychology Team and our Pastoral Care Team comprise qualified professional and voluntary Counsellors who provide support in a non-judgmental, safe and empathic environment.

The Calvary Bruce Private Hospital Bereavement Counselling Service is available to family and friends of patients.

To help you at different times of your journey through grief, Calvary has put together a booklet.

HEALING AFTER LOSS


Referral not required

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm, Weekends via on-call system

02 6201 6111

Dietician Services assist Calvary Bruce Private Hospital  patients with weight management, education, checking nutritional levels, meal planning, promoting healthy eating and supporting before or after surgery.

Our specialist team of Nutritionists and Dieticians will work with you and your care team to create an individual treatment plan. There may be occasions when our Dieticians require you to be placed on a special diet.  Patient meal choices are available for all diets.

We also provide educational resources to help you maintain your nutritional status both during your admission and after you leave.

Calvary Bruce Private Hospital  Dietician Services can help with issues including: 

  • Cholesterol Control
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Conditions
  • Weight Gain

Referral will be provided by your hospital care team

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm

02 6201 6070

When visiting the hospital

If you have a planned admission to Calvary Bruce Private Hospital you will have the opportunity to describe your disability and appropriate arrangements can be included in your admission process.

During your admission members of our Occupational Therapy and other allied health services may join the team providing your care. Your team will talk with you about interim or long-term services to assist with any temporary disability or enduring issues arising from your treatment or pre-existing condition.


 Referrals will be provided to agencies that can assist with disability support services.


Disability support at home

Calvary Community Care provides a range of disability services in the home. We support disabled children, adults and older people to be as independent as possible and become actively involved in their local community.

Calvary Community Care can also help with managing Individual Support Package (ISP) and funding allocations


 Calvary Community Care – in your home

1300 66 00 22

DISABILITY SERVICES

At Calvary, we can help with the practical arrangements involved in returning home from hospital. We can also support you during your recovery.

Depending on your condition and social circumstances you may be offered ongoing treatment under the Hospital In The Home program. Under this service you remain an admitted patient but your treatment is delivered in your residential setting.

Alternatively, Calvary Community Care’s Hospital to Home Service can be provided under a government subsidised support package (if you’re eligible), delivered on a private basis, or as a combination of the two.

Calvary Community Care can help with everyday tasks to help you recover safely and quickly. It is also useful to consider Community Care services if you have carer, who may not be able to safely move or bathe you; may need a break; or may need time away from home to do other things. Calvary Community Care Services include:

  • Transport to and from hospital appointments and for everyday tasks
  • Cooking and grocery shopping
  • Dressing and showering
  • Cleaning and household maintenance
  • Respite Care

Calvary Community Care


Referral not required, your care team will discuss with you.

In your home

24/7

Occupational Therapy helps people take part in everyday activities. Occupational Therapists help to modify your environment, provide adaptive equipment and explore different therapies and services to help you complete and enjoy normal ‘life’ activities.

At Calvary Bruce Private Hospital our Occupational Therapists work as part of a multi-disciplinary team helping with a wide range of conditions including:

  • Palliative care
  • Post-orthopaedic surgery
  • Progressive neurological conditions
  • Recovery from trauma
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stroke rehabilitation

Our Occupational Therapists are focussed on helping you maintain your independence, mobility and safety after you leave Calvary Hospital We’ll look at your home and work with you and your family to find the right equipment and suggest minor modifications to make life easier.

Occupational Therapists can also organise for minor work to be completed and can give you access to any necessary equipment. All equipment can be trialed, borrowed and purchased.


Referral will be provided by your hospital care team

Level 1, Lewisham Building

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm

02 6201 6111

At Calvary Bruce Private Hospital we offer compassionate emotional support and spiritual care for you, your family and friends. Our Pastoral Care Service acknowledges your beliefs, important relationships and all that is meaningful for you. It affirms your intrinsic value as a person.

Pastoral Care can help if you are:

  • Emotionally distressed
  • Struggling with a sense of purpose or meaning
  • Experiencing a time of crisis
  • Feeling lonely or isolated
  • Grieving a loss
  • Making important decisions
  • Needing support with your religious/spiritual practice
  • Wishing to contact a priest or minister of religion
  • Preparing for death

Referral not required

Ground Level, Xavier Building

24/7

02 6201 6111

If you would like a visit from a Pastoral Carer please ask a staff member.

The Calvary Bruce Private Hospital Pharmacy provides pharmaceutical services for Calvary patients only.

The Pharmacy does not provide  a prescription service to the public. If you are a discharged patient you will be given a short course of medication to last until your follow up appointment with your GP or specialist. It is important that you organize a follow up appointment promptly so that you do not run out of medication.

Please note: It’s important that you bring your current medications and prescriptions if you have a planned admission to Calvary Bruce Private Hospital or arrive as an emergency patient.


For Hospital patients only

Located next to the Emergency Department

Physiotherapists assess and develop programs to improve a patient’s strength, mobility, movement and function. Our team offer advice on personal mobility and safety in both individual and group sessions.

Our Physiotherapy service often becomes a part of the treatment team for both emergency patients and patients with a planned admission. The Physiotherapy team will work closely with your medical and nursing teams to determine a suitable program of movement and activity to assist your wellbeing and to aid your recovery.

Our Physiotherapy team can help with:

  • Education
  • Managing lung conditions
  • Managing lymphoedema
  • Moving around in bed
  • Using equipment such as walking aids, splints and collars
  • Prescribing exercises to help built strength and endurance
  • Transferring from a bed to a chair
  • Walking

At Calvary Bruce Private Hospital Physiotherapy is provided to:

  • Emergency Department patients
  • Acute inpatients
  • Maternity patients
  • Palliative care patients
  • Rehabilitation patients

Referral will be provided by your hospital care team

Ground level, Marian Building

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4pm

02 6201 6190

At Calvary Bruce Private Hospital our Psychology service offers help with the emotional and behavioral impacts associated with your medical condition at the time of your admission to Calvary.

Working as a member of your care team, the Psychology service will formulate with you a care plan to address your social and emotional well-being, addressing difficulties including:

  • Adjustment issues arising from changed life circumstances
  • Anxiety problems
  • Anger issues
  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Grief and bereavement issues
  • Smoking, alcohol and illegal drug use

Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Hyson Green Building

02 6201 6000 – Reception

The Calvary Refugee Mentoring Program is a part of Calvary’s Community Benefits program. Calvary staff volunteer to give people with a refugee background the opportunity to gain experience in Australian workplaces.

The Calvary Bruce Private Hospital Public Hospital Bruce Refugee Mentoring Program helps refugees recognise career opportunities and understand the qualifications required.

Work placements cover a wide range of work experiences including:

  • Human Resources
  • I.T.
  • Organisational Development
  • Pharmacy

All work placements are flexible and planned around the needs and availability of the participants.


 Referral by a refugee organisation or other refugee support service

Level 1, Xavier Building

Wednesdays and Fridays, 7am – 3pm

02 6201 6369

Our rehabilitation program combines the expertise of Medical Specialists, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals to provide you with the highest quality of care.

This multi-disciplinary approach helps in achieving successful outcomes, improving your physical condition and helping you to return to your everyday activities.

We offer rehabilitation for the following situations:

  • Back Surgery
  • Gait Disorders
  • General physical Deterioration
  • Repeated belowOrthopaedic conditions, including factors and joint replacements
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Post major surgery
  • Post major medical conditions
  • Prolonged immobility

Calvary Bruce Private Hospital Rehabilitation programs often start while that patient is in an acute care setting, and continue as the patient transitions to the Aged Care and Rehabilitation Unit. As your recovery progresses some rehabilitation services can be provided as an outpatient service.


Referral will be provided by your hospital care team

Aged Care and Rehabilitation Services, Kearney Building

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

02 6201 6111

Respite care is provided as

  • nursing support for a patient when coming home from hospital
  • short term nursing care in or outside the home
  • a support service for carers. It provides time away from their carer role confident that their loved one is being looked after.

Flexible respite options are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Clare Holland House

Providing palliative and end of life specialist care, accommodation is available for two weeks at a time.

5 Menindee Drive, Barton ACT

 24/7

02 6273 0336

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Calvary Haydon Retirement Community

Located in Bruce, Calvary Haydon provides short term accommodation in beautiful leafy surrounds. Care can be provided from one to two weeks with a maximum of nine weeks in any financial year.

2 Jaeger Cct, Bruce ACT 2617

 24/7

02 6264 7400

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Calvary Community Care

Calvary Community Care provides a range of respite options available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services can be delivered in the home or a Support Worker can accompany the family member while the carer takes a break.

 In your home

 24/7

 1300 66 00 22

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Respite care is subject to availability.

At Calvary Bruce Private Hospital our Social Work service offers help with the emotional and behavioral impacts associated with your medical condition at the time of your admission to Calvary.

Working as a member of your care team, the Social Work service will formulate with you a care plan to address your social and emotional well-being, addressing difficulties including:

  • Adjustment issues arising from changed life circumstances
  • Anxiety problems
  • Anger issues
  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Grief and bereavement issues
  • Smoking, alcohol and illegal drug use

Social Work also involves working with you to help you achieve goals and ensure safe discharge from hospital back into the community. Social work is carried out in collaboration with patients and families as well as Doctors, Nurses and other Allied Health Professionals.

If you have spent a long time in hospital you may need to consider :

  • Accessing services that may not previously have been required
  • Making difficult decisions regarding health care
  • Confirming future plans

At Calvary Bruce Private Hospital , Social Workers help you with:

  • Aged care placements
  • Adjusting to illness
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Community care placements
  • Coordinating family meetings
  • Discharge planning
  • Information and education
  • Post surgery services
  • Short term counselling
  • Transport options

Tests and Diagnostic Services

Diagnostic services cover a range of scans, x-rays and laboratory tests used by Specialists to determine the cause of an illness.

At Calvary Bruce Private we offer the following range of diagnostic services.

Endoscopy is a general term covering any procedure that involves examining the interior of the body with an endoscope. Calvary Bruce Private Hospital has a specialist team that carries out all endoscopic treatments.

Endoscopic procedures may be performed as a planned admission, and in most instances this is a day procedure. Admitted patients may also have an endoscopic procedure as a part of their impatient treatment, most often to assist their diagnosis or to treat an identified medical issue.

Endoscopy can be used in the following procedures

  • Bronchoscopy (examination of the lungs)
  • Colonoscopy (examination of the large bowel)
  • Cystoscopy (examination of cysts)
  • Endoanal Ultrasounds  (examination of your anal canal)
  • ECTT (examination of pancreatic ducts, bile duct, gall bladder and liver ducts)
  • Gastroscopy (examination of the stomach)
  • Oesophageal Manometry (examination of the throat)

Please note:

  • Endoscopy is carried out under anaesthesia, which means you won’t be able to drive home after your procedure.
  • You’ll receive instruction from your GP about preparing for your endoscopy. Please follow them carefully.

Your GP or specialist will initiate your endoscopy arrangements with our Surgical Bookings Team who will contact you to discuss appointment arrangements.

Direct Access Endoscopy Service

The Direct Access Endoscopy Service at Calvary Bruce Private Hospital aims to provide quick access to patients, without complex symptoms or co-morbidity, to a gastroscopy or colonoscopy (routine checks, family history, positive FOBT), without the delay of specialist consultation.


Referral is by GP or specialist, who will initiate your endoscopy arrangements with our Surgical Bookings Team

Level 3, Marion Building

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm

02 6201 6581

At Calvary Bruce Private Hospital we have on-site medical imaging and radiology services.

The Medical Imaging Service at Calvary Bruce Private Hospital performs:

  • General Ultrasounds
  • Musculoskeletal imaging
  • Multi-slice Computed Tomography (CT) Scans
  • Vascular and Soft Tissue Ultrasound
  • X-rays

a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for Calvary Bruce Private Hospital is available from the Universal Medical Imaging MRI service located within Calvary Hospital.

It is necessary to make a booking unless you are an admitted patient at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist

Level 2, Xavier Building

24/7 via on-call system

02 6201 6111

At Calvary Bruce Private Hospital we have an on-site pathology service provided by ACT Pathology and Capital Pathology. These services are provided as a part of the treatment program for admitted patients.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

ACT Pathology – Collection Centre, Level 2 Marian Building

Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 5.30pm, Saturday, 9am – 12pm

02 6201 6270