Services and Clinics

At Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital we offer a high standard of patient care to the communities of Hobart, 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.

For medical emergencies, please call 000 for Ambulance assistance.

At Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital our Private Accident and Emergency Department is open 24/7, including all public holidays.

Medical Emergencies are situations that you believe may be life threatening, or are causing you pain or some other form of anxiety. We appreciate that medical problems and unexpected events occur anytime and it may not be possible for you to access your usual care and treatment.

Anyone experiencing any of the following symptoms should attend the Emergency Department immediately:

  • Breathing difficulty
  • Chest pain
  • Major accident
  • Sudden collapse
  • Uncontrollable bleeding

Accident and Emergency department


Referral not required

Access to Accident and Emergency is via Honora Avenue, Lenah Valley

24/7 – Depending on the severity of your medical emergency you may have to wait for treatment.

03 6278 5516

Charges apply. Your private health insurer can confirm your level of cover.

Cardiology is the study and treatment of heart disorders. It involves treating all areas related to the heart and arteries, including tests, angioplasty and heart surgery.

At Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital we provide an extensive range of specialised medical and surgical services. Our Cardiac Centre combines best practice and the most advanced technology to investigate and manage heart and vascular system disorders.

Our qualified and experienced Cardiac team uses specialist treatments supported by the latest in medical technology.

The Calvary Lenah Valley Cardiovascular Angiography unit handles both Angiograms and Angioplasty.

Cardiac centre


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Calvary Cardiac Centre, Lower Ground Floor, Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital

Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm

 Call 03 62785415 or 03 6228 0300 | Fax 03 6278 9221

 TAS-LVH-CardiacCentre@calvarycare.org.au

The Critical Care Unit (CCU), also known as the Intensive Care Unit provides special care and monitoring for patients with serious medical and surgical conditions.

At Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital our team of medical and nursing staff provides care for acutely ill patients undergoing major surgery such as cardiac and neurosurgical procedures, as well as non-surgical patients requiring high acuity care.  Our state-of-the-art intensive care facility is supported 24/7 by Specialists offering a high level of medical care for critically ill patients.

Intensive Care services at Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital cover: 

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery (to commence late 2016)
  • Coronary care
  • Neurosurgery
  • Gastro Intestinal Care
  • High Dependency
  • Orthopaedic Care
  • Vascular Care

Referral by hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital, Ground Floor

24/7

03 6278 5378

Pregnancy is an exciting time for you and your family. Calvary Lenah Valley is committed to meeting your family’s individual needs during your pregnancy, birth and parenting journey.

Since our first baby was born in 1941, Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital has provided mother and baby centred services in our Maternity Unit. We are proud of our reputation for providing high-quality obstetric services in a warm and caring environment.

Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital is one of the best equipped Maternity Units in Tasmania with a level 2 special care nursery, and 24 hour onsite Doctor giving you peace of mind that you and your baby will have the very best care.

Our dedicated obstetricians, paediatricians, midwives and allied health teams are here to support all aspects of your care.

Having your baby at Lenah Valley

At Calvary Lenah Valley our dedicated team of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Nurses and Allied Health teams are here to support all aspects of your care.

To make your recovery as smooth as possible we invite you to watch the following videos to explore your upcoming Joint Replacement Surgery.

Orthopaedics at Lenah Valley

The Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital Pre-admission Clinic is a free service, which provides patients with information and support. Our goal is to better understand your needs and ensure you have a positive stay with us. Appointments may be face to face at Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital or via phone depending on your circumstances or planned surgery.

How it works

One of our Registered Nurses will contact you approximately one to two weeks 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

Referral not required

Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital, Ground Floor

Monday to Friday, 8am – 4.30pm

03 6278 5495 – Emma Bovill

Calvary Lenah Valley 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.

Surgeries offered at Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital include:

  • Cardiac angiography and interventional procedures
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Neuro-spinal surgery
  • Obstetric and Gynecological Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pain Management Intervention Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Urosurgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Surgery and day surgery services

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.

Grief is a normal and natural response to losing someone significant in our lives. At Calvary we find many people benefit from speaking to a pastoral carer about bereavement.

Our qualified, professional pastoral carer’s provide support in a non-judgmental, safe and empathic environment so you can discuss any emotional and/or physical reactions you’re currently experiencing.

Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital’s free pastoral care service is available to family and friends of patients who have passed away.


Referral not required

All areas of Calvary Lenah Valley  Hospital

24/7

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

The Nutrition and Dietetics service at Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital is staffed by Accredited Practising Dietitians, who aim to provide nutrition assessments, counselling, therapeutic diets and nutrition support to optimise the nutrition status of clients during their hospital admission.

The dietitian can assist with the following issues during your admission:

  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Poor appetite
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Gastrointestinal tract issues
  • Oral nutrition support
  • Enteral and parenteral nutrition support
  • Nutrition education
  • Newly diagnosed diabetes

The Nutrition and Dietetics service works closely and collaboratively with the Food Service team to ensure the nutritional needs and any particular dietary specifications of our clients are met.


Referral by consultants, resident medical officers, allied health staff, nursing staff and food service staff

Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital

Monday and Thursday, 8.30am – 4.30pm

 03 6278 5586

Specialised Health Care for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (SHAID)

The SHAID Clinic at Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital provides out-patient  services for adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities.

The clinic provides support for adults with any form of intellectual disability including older people with intellectual disability, those with Cerebral Palsy, or Down Syndrome, or any other type of syndrome, or unknown cause, and young adults previously cared for in children’s health services.

To attend the clinic a patient needs other specialist or general practitioner referral; non-rebatable fee may be charged for late cancellations; extra letters and forms over and above standard letters may incur a charge. The SHAID clinic does not provide inpatient hospital care, does not provide acute medical care and does not provide any psychiatric services; it provides care for chronic physical health conditions of patients.

The SHAID Clinic is one of Calvary Hobart’s Community Benefit Programs.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Calvary Cardiac Centre, Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital

Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment

Call 03 6278 5359 | Fax 03 6278 9221

Email Clinical Associate Professor Robyn Wallace

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

CALVARY COMMUNITY CARE


 Referral not required, your care team will discuss with you

 In your home

 24/7

 1300 66 00 22

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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.

At Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital our Occupational Therapist works as part of a multi-disciplinary team helping with a wide range of conditions including:

  • Palliative care
  • Pre and Post-orthopaedic surgery
  • Recovery from trauma
  • Geriatric medical care
  • Cognitive assessment
  • Acute stroke care

Our Occupational Therapist is focussed on helping you maintain your independence and safety to help you to return home by looking at your home and working with you and your family to find the right equipment and suggest any 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. This equipment may be trialled, borrowed and/or purchased.


Referral by ward staff and medical staff

Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital

Monday to Wednesday, 8.30am – 5pm

03 6278 5586

Palliative Care focuses on supporting patients who have life limiting illness who need support or  reaching the end of their life. We support people of all ages with a wide range of conditions, such as chronic diseases, cancers and degenerative illnesses.

Our multidisciplinary team assist patients and their family to achieve dignity, comfort and maximum quality of life.

At Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital we do this through:

Providing a holistic approach to care using a multidisciplinary team Providing relief from pain and other distressing symptoms Integrating the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care Supporting patients and families in their decision making Building relationships between patients, families and the healthcare team. Providing support to allow you to be cared for throughout your illness and die in comfort in the place of your choosing. We work in collaboration with our visiting Medical Specialists to prove palliative care as an inpatient service. Our multidisciplinary team consists of:

  • Nurses
  • Hospital Medical Doctor
  • Pastoral carers
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Dietician
  • Hotel services
  • Administration Staff

Referral by GP or medical specialist

Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital

24/7

03 6220 3705

At Calvary Lenah Valley 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

All areas of Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital

24/7

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

At Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital we have an in-hospital pharmacy, managed by HPS Pharmacies.

Our Pharmacy stocks a large range of medications. In some cases we also provide more specialised and investigational medications (medicines that are being studied but not yet approved).

The Pharmacy at Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital only provides medications for consulting room and hospital patients. We do not offer 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 by GP, hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Gleeson House, 49 Augusta Rd, Lenah Valley

Mon to Fri, 8.30am – 5.30pm, Sat 9.00am – 12.00pm, Sun 9.00am – 12.00pm

03  6286 8900

Physiotherapists work with patients to deliver the most suitable treatment for an injury or condition to gain as much movement and physical independence as possible, so they can resume their normal lifestyle.

Our Physiotherapy team can help with:

  • Transferring in/out of bed and walking around
  • Organising equipment such as walking aids, splints and collars
  • Chest treatment to assist recovery and prevent complications following illness or surgery
  • Developing exercise programs to help built strength, endurance and improve mobility.
  • Ongoing patient and carer education for discharge.
  • Referral to community providers

At Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital Physiotherapy is provided to:

  • Women’s Health and Maternity patients
  • Pre Admission Clinic
  • Day Surgery
  • Accident and Emergency
  • Critical Care Unit
  • Orthopaedic, Surgical, Neurosurgical and Medical patients

Referral not required

Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm

03 6278 5586

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.

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.


 Referral not required

 In your home

 24/7

 1300 66 00 22

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Speech pathology, also known as speech therapy is the diagnosis, management and treatment of people who have difficulty communicating. People who experience difficulties swallowing food and drinking safely can also be helped by a speech pathologist. Issues where speech pathology intervention can be beneficial include:

  • 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 Lenah Valley Hospital our Speech Pathologists help a variety of people who fail to develop normal communication or people who acquire communication and swallowing issues as a result of disease, injury or stroke.

What to expect

If you are referred to Speech Pathology when you visit the Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital, a speech pathologist will provide an assessment of your communication and/or swallowing. An individual treatment plan will then be created, and your sessions can take place in your hospital room.

Education and support is provided to you and your family members throughout the treatment process. Interpreter services are available on request.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm

03 6278 5586

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 Lenah Valley Hospital we  utilise the services of the organisations below.  For more information and appointments please contact them directly.

 Regional Imaging

 Hobart Pathology

 IMED

Endoscopy is a general term covering any procedure that involves examining the interior of the body with an endoscope. Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital has a specialist team that uses cutting-edge technology to carry out all endoscopic treatments.

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.

Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital, Ground Floor

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm

03 6278 5141

At Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital we have an on-site radiology department, managed by  Regional Imaging (IMED).

The Radiology Service at Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital can help with: 

  • Bone Densitometry
  • General Ultrasounds
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Mammography and Breast Biopsy
  • Musculoskeletal imaging
  • Multi-slice Computed Tomography (CT) Scans
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Orthopantomography (OPG)
  • Vascular and Soft Tissue Ultrasound
  • X-rays

Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Ground Floor at Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital

Monday to Friday, 8.15am – 5.15pm

03 6242 8000

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Radiology services are available through A&E outside business hours

At Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital we have an on-site pathology department, managed by  Hobart Pathology.

Hobart Pathology offers  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.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Lower West Wing, Calvary Lenah Valley Hospital, 49 Augusta Rd Lenah Valley

Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm

 03 6223 1955

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