Services and Clinics

At Calvary North Adelaide Hospital we offer a high standard of patient care to the communities of Adelaide and its surrounds, as well as a comprehensive range of health services.

Calvary services – hospitals, Retirement Communities, Aged and Community Care

Clinics, Surgery and Specialist Centres

Calvary reinvests in a range of Specialty Service Centres to meet the needs of our local communities.

At Calvary North Adelaide Hospital we provide a comprehensive range of cancer services, diagnosis and treatment, surgery and  chemotherapy. Our focus is on patient care and helping you through your entire journey to wellness.

Our expert team of Doctors, Nurses and Allied Health Practitioners work with you to decide the best course of treatment and care. Our dedicated team will guide you through every step of your treatment journey with educational and emotional support.

We work hard to continually improve the care we provide, and access to the most advanced cancer treatment technology.

Our Cancer services include Kimberly House Day Chemotherapy unit, inpatient care and active clinical trials.

  • Diagnostic and surgical services
  • Haematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Cold Cap Therapy

Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital, 89 Strangways Tce, North Adelaide

 24/7

08 8239 9100

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital has Continence Nurses who specialises in the management of patients with urinary incontinence or urological disfunction. We promote a urinary continence services for the assessment, management, prevention and treatment of incontinence for both men and women.

Referral by specialist or healthcare provider

Level 1, St Clare Ward

Tuesday and Thursday by appointment

08 8239 9482

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and High Dependency Unit provides special care and monitoring for patients with serious medical and surgical conditions.

At Calvary North Adelaide Hospital our team of medical and nursing staff provide care for patients undergoing major surgery and with acute medical illnesses. Our intensive care facility is supported 24/7 by specialists offering a high level of medical care for critically ill patients.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare providers

First floor, Calvary North Adelaide Hospital

Arrangements to visit patients in this area are made in consultation with the nursing staff and are usually restricted to immediate family

Clinical Manager 08 8239 9185

Admission to Mary Potter Hospice is for people with life-limiting illnesses whose care needs require acute specialist palliative care management. Care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team which is comprised of doctors, nurses, social workers, allied health and pastoral care.

Established in 1976, the Mary Potter Hospice has developed an excellent reputation in palliative care for people with terminal illness through the skilled and dedicated services provided by our doctors, nurses and pastoral care, all of whom are supported by a committed team of volunteers.

The 16 bed unit is comprised of 14 single rooms with ensuites and one shared room with ensuite, for both private and public patients. Each room has outdoor access to garden areas. Two lounge areas and a kitchen is available for visitors. A chapel is open 24 hours a day for prayer or quiet contemplation.

We encourage visitors to our patients and have flexible visiting hours. The number of visitors and time of visiting may be restricted at the discretion of the nursing staff depending upon your clinical requirements and consideration of other patients in the area.
In the best interest of recovery we encourage a  quiet time between 1pm and 3pm each afternoon.

Mary Potter Palliative Care Unit is supported by the Mary Potter Foundation.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare providers

Ground floor, Calvary North Adelaide Hospital

Mary Potter Hospice quiet time between 1pm and 2pm each afternoon. Visitors may be restricted during this period.

Clinical Manager 08 8239 9476

At Calvary North Adelaide Hospital we’re committed to supporting you throughout your pregnancy and the birth of your child.

The Calvary North Adelaide Hospital Maternity Unit was founded in 1940 and in that time has built a reputation for providing high-quality obstetric services in a warm and caring environment.

Choose Calvary Maternity Care

The Calvary team of obstetricians, paediatricians, midwives, nurses and allied health teams are here to support all aspects of your midwifery care. Calvary has one of the best equipped maternity units in South Australia with facilities including:

  • Peace of mind CTG monitoring of both you and your baby by your obstetrician throughout your labour
  • A doctor on site 24-hours a day
  • Level 5 Special Care Nursery
  • Intensive Care Unit supported by specialist Intensivists who provide expert support if required

You can relax knowing our specialist teams are here to support you and your baby to receive the very best care 24 hours a day. Our birthing suites are designed with an emphasis on comfort, and give you a relaxing, safe, comfortable environment in which to have your baby. We also actively encourage your partner and/or support person to be involved in your care throughout labour and beyond.

Our services

Our dedicated team of midwives provide expert birthing support and post natal care to you, your baby and family during this special time. This support includes:

  • Planning a Family seminars
  • Prenatal education for parents to be
  • Grandparent refresher class
  • Lactation support (in-patient and clinic)
  • Postnatal clinic
  • Telephone and email support if required
  • Mornings teas for new parents and babies
  • Physiotherapy service

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital’s birthing suites include

Private rooms with ensuite bathrooms

  • Contemporary, comfortable décor
  • Large windows with view of the surrounding area
  • Flat screen televisions
  • Air conditioning

Postnatal Care at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital

Postnatal Care will be provided in the setting most appropriate for the mother and baby. Overnight accommodation is also available for your partner / support person, and when available we offer a choice of queen rooms.

Some of our rooms even have spectacular views of North Adelaide and the city.

We also have a Special Care Nursery to provide expert postnatal care to babies.

Lactation Support at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital

Our Midwives can offer support and advice to mothers who experience feeding and lactation difficulties.

A number of our Midwives are internationally qualified Lactation Consultants and all mothers have access to a dedicated session with a qualified Lactation Consultant.

Ongoing Lactation Support can be provided in our postnatal clinics and, if necessary, medical assessment and reviews can be arranged.


Referral by another hospital, specialist or healthcare providers

Calvary North Adelaide Hopital, second floor, Maternity entrance

Visiting hours for our Maternity ward are from 3pm – 4.30pm and 7pm – 8pm. We encourage a rest period between 12pm-3pm. Partners may visit at any time.

Maternity Clinical Manager 08 8239 9125

At Calvary North Adelaide Hospital, paediatricians in private practice work with babies, children, adolescents and young adults.

Please discuss with your specialist whether your child’s surgery can be support at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital. The hospital  has highly trained paediatric  nurses to support your child’s care.


Referral by GP, specialist or healthcare providers

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital, First floor consulting suites

08 8239 9237

Patient and Family Counselling Service at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital involves working with palliative patients and their families in the Mary Potter Hospice as well as those affected by a life limiting illness in the wider hospital.  This comprehensive service offers general counselling, social work and bereavement and palliative care counselling. Social work is carried out in collaboration with patients and families as well as Doctors, Nurses, Case Managers and other Allied Health Professionals.

At Calvary North Adelaide Hospital, Social Workers, Case Managers and the Pastoral Care team help patients with:

  • Aged care placements
  • Adjusting to illness
  • Community care placements
  • Coordinating family meetings
  • Discharge planning
  • Information and education
  • Post surgery services
  • Short term counselling
  • Transport options

Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital

Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm

08 8239 9100

The Calvary North Adelaide Hospital Pre-admission Clinic is a free service, which provides patients with information and support. Our goal is to better understand your needs and ensure you have a positive stay with us and are discharged safely back into community.

How it works

One of our Registered Nurses will contact you prior to your admission to hospital to:

  • Discuss your care before and after surgery
  • Check your health history and complete other admission paperwork
  • Provide you with any necessary pre-operative instructions
  • Check you have had any tests ordered by your Doctor
  • Commence discharge planning to help plan for your return home
  • Answer any questions you may have

Your admission

At Calvary North Adelaide Hospital we offer surgical procedures for patients who require overnight stays. If you don’t require an overnight stay you will be treated in our day surgery.

Our surgery services offers high quality, streamlined care including:

  • Breast / Endocrine surgery
  • Bariatric
  • Colonoscopy/endoscopy
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Dental surgery
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Hepatobilary
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral & Maxillary surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatric surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Upper GI Surgery
  • Urology

Surgery and day surgery


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital, enter at main reception

24/7

08 8239 9100

Speech pathology, also known as speech therapy, is the diagnosis, management and treatment of people who are unable to communicate effectively or suffer from the following issues:

  • Changes in voice production, such as hoarseness
  • Difficulty thinking of words or expressing thoughts and feelings
  • Problems understanding spoken instructions or messages
  • Recent problems with reading and writing
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Slurred speech

At Calvary North Adelaide Hospital our Speech Pathologists help a variety of people who fail to develop normal communication or people who acquire communication issues as a result of disease, injury or stroke.
If speech pathology is required, your specialist may refer you.


Referral by specialist or healthcare provider

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital

Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm

08 8239 9434

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital has Stomal Therapy Nurses (STN) who specialise in the management of patients with faecal and urinary diversions.  In addition, the STN is an expert in the management of difficult and draining wounds, fistulas, gastrostomies, acute and chronic wounds and associated skin care.


Referral by specialist or healthcare provider

Level 1, Main Hospital Building

Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm

08 8239 9100

 sa-cna-stomal@calvarycare.org.au

Care and Support Services

At Calvary, we care about your physical, spiritual and emotional needs. These support services are available to our patients as part of our holistic care.

Grief is a normal and natural response to losing someone significant in our lives. At Calvary we find many people benefit from speaking to a Specialist Bereavement Counsellor.

Our qualified, professional Counsellors provide support in a non-judgemental, safe and empathic environment so you can discuss any emotional and/or physical reactions you’re currently experiencing.

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital’s free Bereavement Counselling Service is available to family and friends of patients who have passed away.

For more information read Healing after loss.


Referral by a specialist or healthcare provider

Mary Potter Hospice

Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm

08 8239 9147

The biography services gives Palliative Care patients an opportunity to reflect on their lives. Biographies are created in the form of life stories, reflections, reviews of specific times or events, family stories or tributes to loved ones.

Every biography is confidential and recordings take place in hospital or at home. The biography recordings are transcribed respecting the integrity of your own words. Six one hour recording sessions with a trained biographer are offered and up to ten photos may be included to enhance your story.

This service is provided by trained volunteers free of charge.

You’ll receive two copies of your biography, printed and bound as well as a CD.


Referral by healthcare provider

Mary Potter Hospice, or at your home

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

08 8239 9556

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital specialises in breast care, working in partnership with our breast and plastic surgeons. They offer assessment, diagnosis and treatment of both benign and malignant disease. Specialist-trained breast care nurses provide a comprehensive range of post-operative care services, and can visit you during your stay. They also offer appointments at the Breast Care Clinic.


Referral by specialist or healthcare provider

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital, Level 1, St Catherine’s Ward

 Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

08 8239 9100

 sa-cna_breastcare@calvarycare.org.au

A complimentary therapy program including massage, reflexology, skin care and music therapy is available for palliative patients.

The pastoral care team supports the Fra Angelica Creative Arts Program which offers an opportunity to create simple and unique mementos.


Referral by specialist or healthcare providereferral by GP or specialist

Mary Potter Hospice

Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 5pm

08 8239 9476

Dietician Services helps with areas such as weight management, education, checking nutritional levels, meal planning, promoting healthy eating and supporting people having bariatric surgery.

At Calvary North Adelaide Hospital our specialist team of Nutritionists and Dieticians will work with you to create an individual treatment plan. If you’re a patient at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital, our Dieticians will collaborate with our in-house chefs to ensure your meals are appetising, delicious, and meet your specific dietary needs.

We also provide educational resources to help you maintain your nutritional status both during your admission and after you leave.

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital Dietician Services can help with issues including:

  • Cholesterol Control
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Conditions
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Weight Gain

Referral by specialist

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4pm

08 8239 9270

When visiting the hospital

If you have a planned admission to Calvary North Adelaide Hospital you will have the opportunity to describe your disability and appropriate arrangements can be included in your admission process.

During your admission members of our Occupational Therapy and other allied health services may join the team providing your care. Your team will talk with you about interim or long-term services to assist with any temporary disability or enduring issues arising from your treatment or pre-existing condition.


 Referrals will be provided to agencies that can assist with disability support services.


Disability support at home

Calvary Community Care provides a range of disability services in the home. We support disabled children, adults and older people to be as independent as possible and become actively involved in their local community.

Calvary Community Care can also help with managing Individual Support Package (ISP) and funding allocations


 Calvary Community Care – in your home

1300 66 00 22

DISABILITY SERVICES

At Calvary, we can help with the practical arrangements involved in returning home from hospital. We can also support you during your recovery.

Calvary Community Care

Calvary Community Care’s Hospital to Home Service can be provided under a government subsidised support package (if you’re eligible), delivered on a private basis, or as a combination of the two.

Calvary Community Care can help with everyday tasks to help you recover safely and quickly. It is also useful to consider Community Care services if you have carer, who may not be able to safely move or bathe you; may need a break; or may need time away from home to do other things. Calvary Community Care Services include:

  • Transport to and from hospital appointments and for everyday tasks
  • Cooking and grocery shopping
  • Dressing and showering
  • Cleaning and household maintenance
  • Respite Care

CALVARY COMMUNITY CARE


 Referral not required, your care team will discuss with you

 In your home

 24/7

 1300 66 00 22

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Occupational Therapy helps people take part in everyday activities. Occupational Therapists help to modify your environment, provide adaptive equipment and explore different ways to complete activities.
At Calvary North Adelaide Hospital our Occupational Therapists work as part of a multi-disciplinary team helping with a wide range of conditions including:

  • Palliative care
  • Post-orthopaedic surgery
  • Progressive neurological conditions
  • Recovery from multi-trauma
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stroke rehabilitation

Our Occupational Therapists are focussed on helping you maintain your independence, mobility and safety. We’ll look at your home and work with you and your family to find the right equipment and suggest minor modifications to make life easier.

Occupational Therapists can also organise for minor work to be completed and can give you access to any necessary equipment. All equipment can be trialled, borrowed and purchased.


Referral by, specialist or healthcare providers

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm

Palliative Care focuses on supporting patients who are approaching or reaching the end of their life.

The goal is to help patients achieve dignity, comfort and maximise the quality of life for the patient, family and loved ones.

At Calvary North Adelaide Hospital we do this through the Mary Potter Hospice.

Admission to Mary Potter Hospice is for people with life-limiting illnesses whose care needs require specialist palliative care management. Care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team which is comprised of doctors, nurses, social workers, allied health and pastoral care.

The 16 bed unit is comprised of 14 single rooms with ensuites and one shared room with ensuite, for both private and public patients.  Each room has outdoor access to garden areas.  Two lounge areas and a kitchen is available for visitors. A chapel is open 24 hours a day for prayer or quiet contemplation.

Mary Potter Palliative Care Unit is supported by the Mary Potter Foundation.

We provide palliative care as an inpatient service. Patients can be admitted for pain and symptom management, or terminal care.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Mary Potter Hospice

 24/7

 08 8239 9476

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

  • Emotionally distressed
  • Struggling with a sense of purpose or meaning
  • Experiencing a time of crisis
  • Feeling lonely or isolated
  • Grieving a loss
  • Making important decisions
  • Needing support with your religious/spiritual practice
  • Wishing to contact a priest or minister of religion
  • Preparing for death

Referral not required

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital

 24/7

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

At Calvary North Adelaide Hospital we have an in-hospital pharmacy, HPS Pharmacy.

Their pharmacy stocks a large range of medications.

The Pharmacy at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital provides medications for hospital patients. and also offer a prescription service to the public.

Please note: It’s important that patients bring their current medications and prescriptions when they are admitted to hospital.


Referral not required

Ground floor at the main reception

 Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm, Saturday 9am-1pm and Sunday 9am – 12.30pm

 08 8331 5002

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Physiotherapists assess and develop programs to improve a patient’s strength, mobility, movement and function. Our team offer advice on personal mobility and safety in both individual and group sessions.
At Calvary North Adelaide Hospital Physiotherapy is provided to:

  • Acute inpatients
  • Maternity patients
  • Palliative care patients

Referral by specialist

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am – 12pm

08 8239 9100

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital does not provide a rehabilitation service. These are provided by Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital, who offer day, outpatient and inpatient programs.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital, 18 North East Road, Walkerville

 24/7

08 8168 5700

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Calvary North Adelaide Hospital does not provide an in-patient respite care.

Calvary Community Care

Calvary Community Care provides a range of respite options available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services can be delivered in the home or a Support Worker can accompany the family member while the carer takes a break.


 Referral not required

 In your home

 24/7

 1300 66 00 22

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Tests and Diagnostic Services

Diagnostic services cover a range of scans, x-rays and laboratory tests used by Specialists to determine the cause of an illness.

At Calvary North Adelaide Hospital we offer the following range of diagnostic services.

Endoscopy is a general term covering any procedure that involves examining the interior of the body with an endoscope. Calvary North Adelaide Hospital has a specialist team that uses cutting-edge technology to carry out all endoscopic treatments.
Endoscopy can be used in the following procedures

  • Bronchoscopy (examination of the lungs)
  • Colonoscopy (examination of the large bowel)
  • Cystoscopy (examination of cysts)
  • Endoanal Ultrasounds  (examination of your anal canal)
  • ECTT (examination of pancreatic ducts, bile duct, gall bladder and liver ducts)
  • Gastroscopy (examination of the stomach)

Please note:

  • Endoscopy is carried out under anaesthesia, which means you won’t be able to drive home after your procedure.
  • You’ll receive instruction from your GP about preparing for your endoscopy. Please follow them carefully.

 Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare providers

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital

 By appointment only

 Via your specialist

At Calvary North Adelaide Hospital we have an on-site radiology department, managed by Radiology SA.

The Radiology Service at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital can help with: 

  • Nuclear Medicine – including SPECT
  • 128 Slice CT Scanner
  • Ultrasound
  • General
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Dental Imaging

Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare providersRadiology SA

Calvary North Adelaide Hospital

Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 5pm

 08 8402 0262

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At Calvary North Adelaide Hospital we have an on-site pathology provider, Clinpath laboratories.

Clinpath offers a 24hour laboratory service that delivers expert analysis, testing and advice to our team of Health Care Professionals. We offer a comprehensive range of routine, specialty and emergency pathology testing, with a fast turnaround for results.

Results can be downloaded electronically or delivered by courier to your Medical Specialist.

We can help with:

  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring – By appointment only.
  • Glucose Tolerance Test – By appointment only.
  • Helicobacter Test – By appointment only (special preparation required).
  • Holter Monitoring – By appointment only.
  • Lactose Tolerance Test – By appointment only.
  • Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) – By appointment only.
  • Paediatric Collection – By appointment only.

By GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare providersClinpath Adelaide

Ground Floor

 Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 5.30pm

08 8366 2011

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