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Calvary Community Care COVID-19 Update
Information for Community Care Services Clients

27 May 2020 Useful Links The Department of Health has prepared information and advice for Australians who are at a greater risk of more serious illness if they are infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).    Older People People in aged care facilities  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and remote communities

Living on the edge

During a hectic weekend in late March, the Radiation Oncology department took possession of their new multi-million dollar Varian TrueBeam Edge linear accelerator. The TrueBeam Edge is a replacement for the old C-series accelerator in the Zeus bunker. Michael Barnes, Department of Radiation Oncology Senior Medical Physics Specialist, said, “The

Upskilling medical students to make a difference

Calvary Mater Newcastle has started a three-month trial of a new model to upskill our senior medical students and give them the ongoing training, support and experience they need to contribute to care during this pandemic period and meet their requirements for graduation. The Embedded Senior Medical Student pilot program

Year of the Midwife and Nurse 2020

The World Health Organisation has declared 2020 is the International Year of Nurses and Midwives, with International Midwives Day celebrations on Tuesday, May 5th and International Nurses Day celebration on Tuesday, May 12th.

It’s time to take your skin seriously

‘Game On Mole’ is a call to action for everyone to be aware of changes to their skin, especially moles. As part of the Melanoma Foundation campaign, the team in Calvary Mater Newcastle’s Melanoma Unit are dedicated to educating everyone on the importance of sun protection and early detection. Cheryl

Vale Angela Worthington

Coronary Care staff and the wider Calvary Mater Newcastle family have mourned the death of trailblazing heart specialist Angela Worthington. Hundreds of family members, friends, colleagues and patients gathered at her funeral service earlier this month to celebrate an extraordinary woman whose life was cut tragically short by Motor Neurone