Facilities

We offer a range of amenities at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital including:

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital has been designed so that everyone can easily access our facilities, using inclined walkways and ramps throughout. All levels of our hospital are accessible by lifts.

We have clear, straightforward signage throughout the hospital to make it easier to find your way around

Wheelchairs are available for use while at the hospital. If you need a wheelchair, you can get one by asking the nurse caring for you.

There is a Hudsons coffee shop located on the ground floor at the rear of the hospital. Hudson’s can be accessed via the main entrance on the ground floor for patients and relatives to purchase food and beverages.

A chapel is located on the ground floor in the Mary Potter Hospice.

It is hoped that whoever uses our chapel will find a place of stillness for reflection, quiet time, privacy or prayer. The notice board outside the chapel will inform you when any services are to be held.

As it is a sacred space, all respect due to such a place is requested. Please do not take food or drinks into the chapel.

Pastoral care and bereavement support

Pastoral Care Staff are available Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm. Communion or a pastoral visit can be e requested through nursing staff or by leaving a message on 08 8239 9285.

Alternatively a Pastoral Care Worker will visit you as soon as possible after your admission.

Flowers and/or gifts will be delivered to your room as they are received.

There are some restrictions to flowers in some areas. We do apologise for the inconvenience if this occurs.

If your hospital stay includes some time in Intensive Care, there are restrictions, please ask your relatives and friends to send flowers once you have been transferred to the ward.

Flowers are available for sale at Hudson’s Café.

Hand and Foot massage volunteers attend the hospital regularly to provide support and comfort to patients. The massages are freely given and very popular with the patients, adding to the holistic care offered at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital.

Should you feel the need for a little pampering during your stay we can arrange for a hairdresser to visit the hospital.

Free daily newspapers are available upon request.

You can also buy newspapers and magazines at Hudson’s Cafe.

At Calvary North Adelaide Hospital we offer compassionate emotional support and spiritual care for you, your family and friends. Our Pastoral Care Program 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:

  • Suffering anxiety or emotional distress
  • Experiencing a time of crisis
  • Feeling lonely or isolated
  • Grieving a loss
  • Making important decisions
  • Needing support with your religious/spiritual practice
  • Preparing for death

Pastoral care workers work alongside physicians, nurses, therapists and other staff to provide a complete approach to healing.

Pastoral Visitors visit regularly from Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and Jehovah’s Witness denominations.

Your own Parish, Pastor, Rabbi or Spiritual caregiver can be contacted at your request.

Catholic Holy Communion is available Monday to Friday and Sunday as requested.

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

HPS Pharmacies is conveniently located on-site in the main foyer/entrance of the hospital and is Australia’s leading pharmacy service provider to private hospitals nationally.

HPS’ experienced team of Pharmacists provide hospital patients with a range of pharmacy services, including medication supply, clinical monitoring and patient counselling and education.

Due to varying patient needs and individual Health Fund conditions, HPS Pharmacies asks that you have available all Pension, Safety Net and Veterans Affairs entitlement cards, as well as records of dispensed medication, to ensure the correct medication charges are applied. Additionally, upon discharge from the hospital, please visit the pharmacy to pay your account.

As a service to you, a pharmacist review of any medication changes that have occurred whist an inpatient can be arranged through the unit manager.

Please note: All discharge medication will be billed by the pharmacist to you direct.

For more information and opening hours, contact HPS Pharmacies:

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A phone is located at the bedside in all general wards.

Patients and visitors may use their mobile phone while at Calvary North Adelaide, except in the Intensive Care Unit. Please be considerate of other patients, and keep call volume, duration and frequency to a minimum.

A commercial photographer attends the maternity unit on Monday – Friday to take photographs of babies.

Bookings are not required.

Mail is delivered daily to each ward. Mail to be posted can be handed to reception before 2pm.

If you wish to receive mail during your stay the mailing address is 89 Strangways Terrace, North Adelaide, SA 5000.

Any mail that may arrive for you after discharge will be readdressed to your home address.

A television is available for each bed space.  TV stations can be accessed through selected channels on the televisions. Please ask our staff for more information.

Selected radio stations are available via the television handset. If using your own radio, it is asked that you supply an earpiece to avoid disturbing other patients.

Vending machines are located on the first floor of the hospital.

For a list of visitor accommodation available near Calvary North Adelaide Hospital, please visit our accommodation page.

Accommodation

There are visitor lounges located in the following areas:

  • Mary Potter Hospice
  • Helen’s Ward
  • First floor 1, outside the Intensive Care Unit
  • St Claire’s Ward
  • Maternity unit

If you’d like to take a patient to these areas please check first with their care team.

There is free public Wi-Fi available throughout the hospital.