Services and Clinics

At Calvary Central Districts Hospital we offer a high standard of patient care to the communities of Adelaide’s Northern region, Barossa Valley and Northern Yorke Peninsula. The hospital provides a comprehensive range of medical and surgical services.

Clinics, Surgery and Specialist Centres

Calvary offers a range of specialty services to meet the needs of our local communities.

At Calvary Central Districts Hospital we provide a comprehensive range of cancer services, diagnosis and treatment including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Our focus is on patient care and helping you through your entire journey to wellness.

Our expert team of doctors and nurses work with you to decide the best course of treatment and care. Our staff will guide you through every step of your treatment journey with educational and emotional support.

Cancer services


The Mary Potter Northern Supportive Care Unit (Grote Ward) was established in 2012 through the generosity of a bequest from the Mary Potter Foundation. The unit provides care for patients with progressive, life-limiting disease. Supportive care encompasses physical, social, psychological and spiritual care for patients and their family. It aims at minimising the impact of the progressive illness so that patients may have the maximum function and comfort possible, within the limits of their illness.

The unit supports patients with:

  • the control of symptoms
  • respite
  • terminal care

To ensure a seamless transfer between home or hospital, our dedicated staff work closely with the Northern Palliative Care Service, and provide referral to a specialist unit if required.

The unit provides comfortable facilities for both patients and family members. Family members may stay overnight and also utilise the family room, which caters for younger children. Meals are available from Cee Dee’s Cafe. All rooms are equipped with ensuites and a private courtyard to encourage independence and wellbeing during a challenging time.

Our chapel is open 24 hours a day for prayer or quiet contemplation.

Please speak to your GP if you or a family member require admission

Calvary Central Districts Hospital


08 8250 4111

The High Observation Unit provides special care and monitoring for patients undergoing major procedures, and those with acute and chronic medical conditions.

Referral by specialist or healthcare provider

Calvary Central Districts Hospital


08 8250 4111

At Calvary Central Districts Hospital we provide services for patients that present with acute or chronic medical conditions. We can arrange transfer from other public or private hospitals to our care if your doctor is permitting.  Our nurses are dedicated, caring and focused on delivering excellent nursing care to our patients. We endeavor and strive to identify patients individual health care needs and discharge goals and together with Physicians and the Allied health care team, work in reaching these goals.

Specialty areas include but are not limited to:

  • Pneumonia and other lung conditions
  • Cellulitis
  • Vertigo
  • Congestive Cardiac Failure
  • Febrile illnesses
  • Diabetic patients
  • Urinary Tract infections
  • Patients after mechanical fall.


Medical Services

Calvary Central Districts Hospital has partnerships with a number of specialists that manage conditions requiring surgical procedures for children.

Major areas include:

  • Ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Grommetts
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Orthopaedic fractures

What to expect

At Calvary Central Districts Hospital we’re happy to arrange a pre-admission appointment and tour of the ward so that your child can familiarise themselves with the hospital and feel more comfortable.

Referral by GP, specialist or healthcare providers

Calvary Central Districts Hospital

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

08 8250 4111

The Calvary Central Districts Hospital Pre-admission screening provides patients with information and support. Our goal is to better understand your needs and ensure you have a positive stay with us.

How it works

One of our Registered Nurses may contact you prior to your admission to hospital to:

  • 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

Your admission

At Calvary Central Districts Hospital we have a number of specialists who consult and operate on site, including:

For a full list of specialists, visit Find a specialist

At  Calvary Central Districts Hospital we have a number of Orthopaedic surgeons across many specialties both consulting and operating on site.

Specialties include:

  • Upper limb
  • Lower limb
  • Joint replacement
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Trauma
  • Arthoscopy

Sports and Orthopaedics


At Calvary Central Districts Hospital we offer Surgical procedures for patients who require overnight stays. If you don’t require an overnight stay you will be treated at our day surgery.

Surgeries offered at Calvary Central Districts Hospital include:

  • Bariatric
  • Breast/Endocrine Surgery
  • Dental Surgery
  • Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  • Endoscopy/Colonoscopy
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral & Maxillary Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Upper GI Surgery
  • Urology

Surgery and Day Surgery

Our Women’s health centre specialises in breast care, gynaecology, menstrual problems and menopause.

At Calvary Central Districts Hospital we have a highly-qualified and experienced team of gynaecologists and breast surgeons.

Referral by GP or specialist

Specialist Consulting Suites, Calvary Central Districts Hospital

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

08 8250 4111

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.

The biography services gives Palliative Care patients an opportunity to reflect on their lives. Biographies are created in the form of life stories, reflections, reviews of specific times or events, family stories or tributes to loved ones.

Every biography is confidential and recordings take place in hospital or at home. The biography recordings are transcribed respecting the integrity of your own words. Six one hour recording sessions with a trained biographer are offered and up to ten photos may be included to enhance your story.

This service is provided by trained volunteers free of charge.

You’ll receive two copies of your biography, printed and bound as well as a CD.

Referral not required

Mary Potter Hospice, or at your home

Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm

08 8239 9556

Dietician Services helps with areas such as weight management, education, checking nutritional levels, meal planning, promoting healthy eating and supporting people having bariatric surgery.

At Calvary Central Districts Hospital our specialist Dietician will work with you to create an individual treatment plan. If you’re a patient at Calvary Central Districts Hospital, our Dietician will collaborate with our in-house chefs to ensure your meals are appetising, delicious, and meet your specific dietary needs.

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

Calvary Central Districts Hospital Dietician Services can help with issues including: 

  • Cholesterol Control
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Conditions
  • Obesity
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Weight Gain

Referral by specialist or healthcare provider

Calvary Central Districts Hospital

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

08 8250 4111

When visiting the hospital

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

 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 797 522


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

Calvary Community Care

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


 Referral not required, your care team will discuss with you

 In your home


 1300 797 522

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Occupational Therapy helps people take part in everyday activities. Occupational Therapists help to modify your environment, provide adaptive equipment and explore different ways to complete activities.

Our Occupational Therapists are focussed on helping you maintain your independence, mobility and safety. 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 trialled, borrowed and purchased.

Referral by specialist or healthcare providers

Calvary Central Districts Hospital

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

08 8250 4111

At Calvary Central Districts 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

Calvary Central Districts Hospital

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

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

At Calvary Central Districts Hospital we have an in-hospital pharmacy, managed by HPS Pharmcy.

HPS Pharmacy stocks a large range of medications. In some cases  they also provide more specialised and investigational medications.

The Pharmacy at Calvary Central Districts Hospital provides medications for hospital patients, and offers  a prescription service to the public.

Please note: It’s important that patients bring their current medications and prescriptions when they are admitted to hospital.

 Referral not required

Specialist Consulting Suites, Calvary Central Districts Hospital

Monday to Friday, 9am – 4.30pm

08 8375 3592

 [email protected]

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 Physiotherapist can help with:

  • Managing lung conditions
  • Managing lymphoedema
  • Mobility
  • Using equipment such as walking aids, splints and collars
  • Prescribing exercises to help build strength and endurance
  • Post-operative orthopaedic care

 Referral by specialist or healthcare providers

Calvary Central Districts Hospital

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

08 8250 4111

Speech pathology, also known as speech therapy, is the diagnosis, management and treatment of people who are unable to communicate effectively or suffer from the following issues:

  • Changes in voice production, such as hoarseness
  • Difficulty thinking of words or expressing thoughts and feelings
  • Problems understanding spoken instructions or messages
  • Recent problems with reading and writing
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Slurred speech

At Calvary Central Districts Hospital our Speech Pathologist help a variety of people who fail to develop normal communication or people who acquire communication issues as a result of disease, injury or stroke.

What to expect

An individual treatment plan will be created, and your sessions take place in your hospital room.

Education and support is provided to you and your family members throughout the treatment process.

Referral by specialist or healthcare providers

Calvary Central Districts Hospital

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

08 8250 4111

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 Central Districts Hospital 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.

Endoscopy can be used in the following procedures:

  • Bronchoscopy (examination of the lungs)
  • Colonoscopy (examination of the large bowel)
  • Cystoscopy (examination of the bladder)
  • Gastroscopy (examination of the stomach)

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 f treating specialist about preparing for your endoscopy. Please follow them carefully.

Referral by specialist or healthcare providers

Calvary Central Districts Hospital

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

08 8250 4111

At Calvary Central Districts Hospital we have an on-site radiology department, managed by Radiology SA.

Radiology SA can help with: 

  • Nuclear medicine
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Mammography
  • Bone mineral densitometry
  • Digital Angiography
  • OPG
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • CT Multislice
  • Ultrasound
  • Xray

Referral by specialist or healthcare providersRadiology SA

Calvary Central Districts Hospital

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 12pm

08 8402 0202

At Calvary Central Districts Hospital we have an on-site pathology department, managed by Clinpath Laboratories.

Clinpath offers a laboratory service that delivers expert analysis, testing and advice to our team of Health Care Professionals. We offer a comprehensive range of routine, specialty and emergency pathology testing, with a fast turnaround for results.

Results can be downloaded electronically or delivered by courier to your Medical Specialist.

We can help with:

  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • ECG
  • Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Helicobacter Test
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Lactose Tolerance Test
  • Paediatric Collection

Referral by GP or specialistClinpath Adelaide

 Specialist Consulting suites, Jarvis Road, Elizabeth Vale

 Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

08 8366 2088

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