Calvary Mater Newcastle is a public hospital in Newcastle, NSW. We are the major cancer care centre for the Hunter New England Local Health District. We provide a range of medical and surgical services as an Affiliated Health Organisation under the Health Services Act 1997.
As well as delivering excellent health care, Calvary Mater Newcastle has a long-standing and strong commitment to instigating, supporting and delivering cutting-edge translational research. We have a history of major discoveries that have impacted health outcomes. Our extensive range of hospital specialties means we are in a unique position to undertake a broad spectrum of research.
We are committed to improving the lives of patients through medical discovery and innovation. We believe that research should directly benefit patients, therefore, we align our research with areas of clinical need. Our researchers are consistently translating research into clinical practice that will benefit patients at the hospital and ultimately throughout the world.
Calvary Mater Newcastle is the main centre for cancer clinical trials in the Hunter region, with local, national and international research collaborations taking place.
Our research is interdisciplinary, with researchers working in partnership with clinicians, consumers, universities and affiliated organisations, both locally and across the globe.
We have a Translational Research Strategic Plan that provides the hospital with the strategies and initiatives to achieve this vision. We believe that research should directly benefit patients; therefore, we aim to align our research work with our clinical areas of need.
Our research goals are to:
- Support and develop the capacity for research
- Enhance the profile of research across the hospital
- Strengthen the performance and quality of research studies
- Encourage new researchers including junior clinicians, to participate in research
- Sustain an organisational commitment to support and develop research roles
- Ensure that governance promotes accountability, responsibility, ethical principles, scientific, regulatory and professional standards
Demonstrates our response to the desire to be welcomed, to feel wanted and to belong. It is our responsibility to extend hospitality to all who come into contact with our services by promoting connectedness, listening and responding openly.
Demonstrates our desire to respond to the whole person by caring for their spiritual, psychological, social and physical wellbeing. It is our responsibility to value and consider the whole person, and to promote healing through reconnecting, reconciling and building relationships.
Recognises that as individuals and as a community all we have has been given to us as a gift. It is our responsibility to manage these precious resources effectively for the future. We are responsible for striving for excellence, developing personal talents, material possessions, for our environment and handing on the tradition of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary.
Recognises the value and dignity of every person who is associated with our services. It is our responsibility to care for all with whom we come into contact, with justice and compassion no matter what the circumstances, and we are prepared to stand up for what we believe and challenge behaviour that is contrary to our values.