Last updated: 5 January 2023

Important information about services at Calvary Public Hospital

From Friday 6 January 2023 we resumed surgical activity in two operating theatres in our theatre complex.

Important information for women birthing at Calvary Public Hospital

We provide Our birthing services in the Calvary Birth Suite and Calvary Birth Centre. If you are booked to birth at Calvary, our team of midwives look forward to welcoming you and providing support and care to you, your baby and your family.

Important information for day surgery patients at Calvary Public Hospital

Patients attending Calvary Public Hospital for a day surgery procedure should present to the Surgical Admissions Lounge on Level 2 of the Xavier Building. Day surgery patients will be discharged and depart through the Day Procedure Unit in Level 2 Marian Building (beside Madeleine’s cafe).

Important information for elective surgery patients at Calvary Public Hospital

Calvary Public Hospital is managing elective and emergency surgery around our reduced theatre capacity. Some elective surgery is being transferred to Calvary Private Hospital and Calvary John James Hospital.

These and other aspects of your surgery will be explained to you by our Surgical Bookings team.

Accessing our services whilst COVID remains in the community

While COVID is in the community, our preferred visitor arrangements in the medical, surgical and mental health wards are each patient may have two visitors per day, with only one visitor at any time. We request visits occur in visiting hours which are 11am to 1pm and 3pm to 8pm daily.

Visiting arrangements in Maternity, ICU/CCU and ED should be discussed with the care team.

Anyone experiencing any unwellness should avoid visiting Calvary Hospital other than for emergency medical care.

Public entry to Calvary Public Hospital must be via the main entry (6am to 8pm daily) or the Emergency Department (always open).

It is our preference that every person entering Calvary Public Hospital in the ACT wears a mask at all times. Mask wearing is mandatory in some settings and our staff will advise you when this is required.

Please note the following visitor arrangements that Calvary believes best meets the interests of all patients and staff: 

  • All people entering Calvary must wear a mask at all times.
  • Two visitors per day are preferred for patients in medical, surgical and mental health wards, with only one visitor at any time. Visits are preferred in visiting hours which are 11am to 1pm and 3pm to 8pm daily.
  • Visiting arrangements in Maternity, ICU/CCU and ED should be discussed with the care team.
  • One (1) support person may accompany a patient if their attendance is required for the patient to receive treatment and care.
  • Everyone inside Calvary must practice hand hygiene and social distancing.
  • Visitors must leave Calvary if asked to do so.
  • It is strongly recommended that children 5 years and under do not enter Calvary other than for Emergency treatment.
  • the main entry doors to Calvary will close at 9pm daily; entry between 9.00pm and 6.00am must be via the Emergency Department.

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce is located in north-west Canberra. Our main campus in Bruce provides acute care public health and hospital services for all people in need, and is well placed to serve the communities of North Canberra, Belconnen and Gungahlin.

Our second campus at Barton is home to Clare Holland House, the Community Specialist Palliative Care Service and the Calvary Centre for Palliative Care Research. These inpatient, outpatient and in-home specialist palliative care services reach patients right across the ACT and in surrounding areas of NSW.

Please click here to look at our Welcome to Calvary Public Hospital Bruce Patient Admission Information.
Patient Admission Information Book March 2020

We are continually updating this Information, and welcome suggestions from patients and visitors about information they would like to see included. Please use the Questions and Feedback function at the bottom of this page to suggest any changes.

Our hospital has a reasonably straightforward layout.

The 24/7 Emergency Department is clearly signposted on Mary Potter Circuit.

Inpatient Medical wards are located on Levels 4 & 5 of the Xavier Building, the Inpatient Surgical ward is on Level 6 of the Xavier Building.

Our Hospital In The Home and GRACE services are on level 6E of the Xavier Building. Patients require an appointment to attend these services.

The Surgical Admission service is on Level 2 of the Xavier Building.

The Intensive and Coronary Care Units are reached from Level 2 of the Xavier Building.

Day Surgery reception is near Madeleine’s Cafe on Level 2 of the Marian Building, please enter via the Emergency Department entry.

The Day Procedure Unit for urology services is also located in this area.

Maternity services are on Level 3 of the Marian Building.

The Physiotherapy Outpatient service and the Day Surgery Admission Lounge are on Level 2 of the Marian Building.

The Acacia Adult Mental Health and Older Persons’ Mental Health Units are in the Keaney Building.

Our Specialist Outpatients Clinics and Pre-Admission Clinic are located in the Lewisham Building at the western end of the campus.

Free parking is available in the multi-storey carpark opposite the main entry to Calvary, and this location provides easy to access all our services. Time limited and disability permit parking is available adjacent to the Emergency Department. Parking conditions are enforced in these areas.