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

Patricia – Harpist

I have been volunteering at Calvary Kogarah for nearly five years now and for the last year, I have been fortunate to be able to share the ‘reverie Harp’ with patients and their carers. There have been many special moments with this beautiful small harp, but one, in particular, touched

Narelle – Palliative Care

I work as a palliative care Community Volunteer at Calvary Kogarah. The reason I became a volunteer was because my older sister died of ovarian cancer.  As I lived in another state and was working full time, I was unable to care and be there for her and her husband in the way

Melissa – singing and foot massage

At Calvary Kogarah, I sing regularly at the dementia care unit at Mary Potter House and afterwards provide foot massages to the patients in our rehab section. I wanted to become a volunteer because I felt that being of service to others was an important way of giving back to the community

Sharon – Pet Therapy

Pet therapy brings so much pleasure to the patients, staff and for the dogs it provides an opportunity for their socialisation by meeting and interacting in a healthcare environment. I joined the Calvary volunteer team in 2017 with my pet therapy puppies which I train for various organisations. I wanted

Volunteer Fast Facts

In Calvary   In Australia* An estimated total of 932 million hours was volunteered during 2016. The rates of volunteering are highest among males aged 45-54 years at 302,612 people. The rates of volunteering are highest among women aged 35-44 at 399,889 people. Overall, the rates of volunteering are highest

Flo – Dementia Day Care support

I started as a volunteer in 2015, assisting in the Mary Potter House day dementia centre at Calvary Hospital Kogarah. From the moment our clients arrive either by our Calvary bus or driven in by their carers, we are there to greet them at the gate and ready to enjoy

Patricia Browne and Toby

Patricia Browne and Toby have been volunteering at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem for nearly ten years. A pet therapy dog, Toby visits patients on the ward once or twice a week. Pat says she loves her volunteering work with Toby. The highlight for her is seeing the joy and the