Clare Holland House wins top ACT Quality Healthcare Award

Clare Holland House Hospice was awarded ACT’s top award at the 2017 Quality in Healthcare ACT Awards presented  Monday evening 26th February. The awards honour initiatives that are improving the delivery of safe, quality health services to the ACT community. Minister for Health and Wellbeing Meegan Fitzharris and Minister for

Study sets the stage for new preventative measures

An underlying mechanism linking obesity with the development of endometrial/uterine cancer has for the first time been demonstrated. Current statistics show that 57% of women who develop uterine cancer are obese, yet it hasn’t been clear how or why fat cells drive this particular cancer more than other tumour types.

Marriage, Same Sex Relationships and Calvary

With a sense of unease and discomfort, Calvary noted several media articles over the weekend of 19 and 20 August 2017 which claim that the “Catholic church” is threatening to fire teachers, nurses and other employees who marry their same-sex partner if gay marriage is legalised. We reassure staff and

Cathy Tate recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Twenty-four people from the Hunter, Newcastle and Port Stephens area have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours List including Cathy Tate, Chairperson of the Calvary Mater Newcastle Community Advisory Council. Cathy has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the community of

Proudly supported by Dry July

Thanks to 2017 Dry July funding, the Occupational Therapy Department at Calvary Mater Newcastle was able to purchase a large range of assistive aids for the hospital’s Oncology Equipment Loan Pool. The Oncology Equipment Loan Pool is a comprehensive service that is provided free of charge to any Calvary Mater

Erma – chemotherapy centre

Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital   At Calvary Mater Newcastle I… Volunteer in the Day Treatment Centre where people have chemotherapy. I do whatever needs to be done, some office work, talking with patients and carers. I wanted to become a volunteer because… I’ve always been interested in the medical field but it

Lyn – all rounder

Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital   At Calvary Mater Newcastle I… Work in 5B the oncology ward one day a week where I help to make beds, empty the linen trolley, talk to patients who are able, restock the stores. I also do one day a week in the Melanoma Unit. There

Jill – Auxiliary member

Calvary Mater Newcastle Hospital   At Calvary Mater Newcastle I… volunteer as part of the auxiliary. Each week, sometimes twice a week I work at the lolly table selling sweets, homemade pickles and jams to visitors and the staff. Each month I also come in for the lolly packing days. I

Maureen still going strong after 32 years

Calvary Central Districts Hospital   This year is Maureen’s 32nd year volunteering at Calvary Central Districts. I come in once a week, and currently, my role is to assist with collating information packs for patients. (Maureen catches two buses to do this! ) I started volunteering after visiting my father

Rosie – Coordinator, Biography Service

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital   For the past 18 months, I have had the privilege to be the coordinator of this program. The service was established here in Calvary North Adelaide Hospital ten years ago and created an excellent ground on which to build the future of the service. My

Volunteering a Mission for Simone

Adelaide Hospitals Mission Team   I volunteer doing administration for the Adelaide Hospitals Mission Team. I help with lots of tasks including scanning projects, filing and mail outs. I often work alongside Lauren the Mission resource officer. She helps out the Volunteer Service and the Director of Mission. We work