About Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce is located in the northern suburbs of Canberra, ACT. Spread over two campuses, we serve the communities of North Canberra, Belconnen and the Gungahlin precinct and surrounding areas of the ACT and NSW.

The Bruce campus offers acute and sub-acute services, while the Barton campus is home to the Clare Holland House Hospice, the 19 bed inpatient unit, a Specialist Community Palliative Care Service and the Calvary Centre for Palliative Care Research.

Our model of care sees multidisciplinary teams work collaboratively to provide a high quality of patient care to our 256 bed hospital and associated community and ambulatory care services.

We offer an extensive range of medical, surgical and maternity services. Our Emergency Department is open 24 hours per day, every day of the year, seeing in excess of 56,000 presentations a year. Suitable patients may receive medical care in their home or other residential setting through Calvary’s Hospital in the Home program.

From our Barton campus, Clare Holland House is the leading provider of palliative and end-of-life care in the ACT, providing a mix of inpatient, outpatient and residential / community based services.

Services provided by Calvary Public Hospital Bruce campus include:

  • a 24/7 emergency department
  • intensive and coronary care
  • medical and surgical inpatient services
  • maternity services
  • voluntary psychiatric services
  • specialist outpatient clinics
  • Hospital in the Home service

Service provided at Clare Holland House Barton campus include:

  • 19-bed inpatient specialist palliative care service
  • palliative care outpatients clinics
  • community based domiciliary palliative care service

You can find out more about our existing and future services in our 2017-2020 Strategic Plan which is available below.

 CPHB_Strategic Plan_2017_2020

As a teaching hospital, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce is affiliated with the Australian Catholic University, the Australian National University and the University of Canberra as well as providing clinical placements for a number of other tertiary providers.

Established in 1979 by our founders, the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce is part of the ACT Health Services network, and is funded by the ACT Government under the Calvary Network Agreement.


Regional Management Team – ACT – Hospitals

Ross Hawkins

ACT Regional Chief Executive Officer

Helen Pappas

ACT Regional Director of Mission

Anissa Weekes

ACT Regional Director People & Culture

Executive Team at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

Robin Haberecht

General Manager
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Jarrad Nuss

Chief Financial Officer & Director Corporate Services
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Judy Ryall

Director of Clinical Services - Nursing & Midwifery
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Community Advisory Council and Partnership Advisory Council

The Community Advisory Council and Partnership Advisory Council assist the Calvary ACT Region CEO and the Calvary General Managers  with advice on community and stakeholder engagement. Through these Councils local consumers and communities can help us to make the best decisions when it comes to planning our services. Representatives are drawn from a broad cross section of the community and meet with Calvary Public Hospital, Calvary Private Hospital and Calvary John James Hospital executives on a regular basis.

Calvary representatives on both Councils

  • Ross Hawkins
    ACT Regional CEO, Calvary
  • Robin Haberecht
    General Manager, Calvary Public Hospital Bruce
  • Elaine Bell
    General Manager, Calvary Bruce Private Hospital
  • Karen Campbell
    General Manager, Calvary Haydon Retirement Community
  • Helen Pappas
    Calvary ACT Regional Director Mission

Partnership Advisory Council membership

  • CatholicCare ACT
  • Palliative Care ACT
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council
  • University of Canberra, Faculty of Health
  • Capital Health Network ACT
  • Australian Catholic University
  • St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra & Goulburn
  • ACT Policing

Community Advisory Council membership

  • ACT LGBTWQI+ Ministerial Advisory Committee
  • Carers ACT
  • ACT Council of the Ageing
  • Capital Region Community Services
  • Arika Errington
  • Colleen Nielsen
  • Ignatius Rozario