Services and Clinics

We strive to offer services that best meet the needs of patients, and are safe for patients, family, carers and staff.

You should attend appointments as planned, and please talk to our staff about your preference for tele-health or face to face visits to our clinics.

A support person should attend when their presence is necessary to the wellbeing of the patient.

At Calvary Public Hospital Bruce we offer a high standard of patient care to the communities of Canberra, as well as a comprehensive range of health services.

We appreciate there are times when you may need emotional or cultural support during your treatment. Our Aboriginal Liaison Service and Pastoral Care Team are ready to assist. More information about these services is available in the Care and Support Services section below.

Clinics, Surgery and Specialist Outpatient Services and Centres

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

If you are attending a clinic appointment, if possible please attend alone. If you require support, please limit that to one person. You and your support person are requested to wear a mask at all times inside Calvary, and you may be requested by Clinic staff to wear a mask if you are not already doing so.

Failure to attend your appointment

We have many more people needing appointments than we have to offer, so we really appreciate you letting us know when you cannot attend.

If you do not attend your appointment without letting us know, or cancel your appointment less than 24 hours before your scheduled appointment time:

  • we may write to you and your GP to inform you that we have recorded your non-attendance
  • you will have 4 weeks to contact us, let us know the reason for not attending and rebook your appointment
  • you will be taken off the waiting list if we do not hear from you within 4 weeks of your missed appointment. This means you may require a new referral before seeking an outpatient appointment with Calvary Public Hospital Bruce.

We work hard to continually improve access to the most advanced cancer treatment technology and the care we provide through our cancer services at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce. Our treatments follow recommendations from the nation’s leading cancer researchers.

Cancer Care services at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce include:

  • Cancer related surgery
  • Medical Oncology Consultation
  • Clinical Haematology Consultation
  • Zita Mary Clinic day therapy unit
  • ACT Breast cancer Nurses Team
  • Lymphoedema Clinic and specialist support services

cancer services

Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 2, Xavier Building

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

02 6201 6645

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Cardiology is the study and treatment of heart. It involves treating all areas related to the heart and arteries, including investigations and heart / cardiac surgery.

Our qualified and experienced Cardiac team uses specialist treatments supported by the latest in medical technology.

Cardiology services at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce include:

  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Ambulatory Holter Monitoring
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • Electrocardiogram Testing
  • Chest Pain Clinic
  • CT Angio gram Clinic
  • Ambulatory Holter Monitoring
  • Exercise Stress Echocardiogram Investigations
  • Exercise Tolerance Tests

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce does not provide Angiography, Angioplasty or heart / cardiac urgery. Patients who require these services will be transferred to the Cardiology Department at Canberra Hospital and Health Services. If your treatment requires a transfer to another facility, our care team will discuss those arrangements with you and facilitate your transfer.

Referral by GP, Emergency Department, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 2, Xavier Building

Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm

02 6201 6111

Calvary Public Hospital provides Cardiac Rehabilitation services that help people with heart disease return to an active and satisfying life and to prevent recurrence of cardiac events.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program helps you:

  • Take better control of your health
    • Reduce the risk of further heart problems
    • Live longer
    • Learn how to exercise for a healthy heart and get stronger
    • Feel better, faster recovery – emotionally and physically
    • Learn how to reduce stress
    • Become more confident
    • Return to your former social and work activities

The National Heart Foundation of Australia recommends all patients with cardiovascular disease are routinely referred to an appropriate cardiac rehabilitation program.

Cardiac Rehabilitation begins from the moment you are admitted to Hospital and continues beyond discharge to your recovery.  It helps you make an effective recovery by providing exercise, education and advice that involves input from Doctors, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists, Dietitians, Social Workers and patient volunteers.

Education topics

• Understanding heart disease
• Understanding medications and how they work and the long term benefits for your heart
• Healthy eating
• Stress management
• Returning to work, sport and leisure activities
• Managing issues such as stress and depression, and their relationship to heart disease

By the end of the program you should feel better and be able to lead the life you want to lead.

Who should attend?

Patients living in the north of Canberra area are invited to participate in the Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. The Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Calvary Public Hospital is designed for anyone who has had a heart attack, coronary artery stenting and/or heart surgery.

Individualised education and exercise program

Patients are assessed by the Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse and Physiotherapists. Each client is given an individualised education and exercise program which is tailored to provide support and improve recovery. The program provides support to make you feel and live better.

Please contact the Calvary Public Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Department before attending the program.

Tel:   62016791


Our Cardiac Rehab Team can also refer you to another service if a more convenient option suits you.

Where & When

Physiotherapy Department Gym, Level 2, Marian Building. Attendance is once weekly for six weeks. Session times are:

Monday: 0800 – 1530: Assessments

Tuesday: 1100  – 1200: Gym

Tuesday: 1330  – 1430: Gym

Wednesday: 0900 – 1100: Education

Thursday: 1100  – 1200: Gym

Thursday: 1330  – 1430: Gym

Friday: 0800 – 1530: Assessments

Calvary Public Hospital operates a number of clinics and outreach services that enable patients to avoid an unnecessary admission by providing safe and appropriate services in a clinic setting or in the patient’s place of residence. These services may also assist an inpatient to be discharged to their residence to continue their recovery in their home setting.

Our Care Closer to Home Services are:

Hospital In The Home (HITH) – patients remain admitted to Calvary as inpatients but receive their treatment either at home or by attending a clinic appointment at Calvary. The HITH Clinic is located on level 6 of the Xavier Building at Calvary Hospital.

Post Operative Services at Home (POSH) – patients who have had surgery are transferred to Hospital in the Home for post-operative support and follow up

Geriatric Rapid Acute Care Evaluation (GRACE) – a dedicated team of nurses who provide acute care support for residents living in Residential and Aged Care Facilities. GRACE is also a point of contact for families concerned about a change or deterioration in their loved one

Zita Mary Clinic (ZMC) – located within Calvary Public Hospital, the Zita Mary Clinic is an outpatient service specialised in haematology and other infusions and treatments

Referral to the Care Closer to Homes services can be made by your General Practitioner, your Specialist, the Calvary Emergency Department, and our inpatient medical and surgical wards.

Palliative Care focuses  on supporting patients who have one or more chronic conditions, with intervention aimed at assisting those people to live complete and comfortable lives through symptom management and suitable treatment of their condition(s) as they progress to the need for end of life care.

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

Calvary Bruce Public Hospital’s Community Specialist palliative care services operate from Clare Holland House on our Barton campus. From this location we provide outpatient clinic services, care in the home or residential setting, and also inpatient hospice services.

Clare Holland House

Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Clare Holland House, Menindee Drive, Barton


02 6273 0336

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For medical emergencies, please call 000 for Ambulance assistance.

At Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, our Emergency Department is always open to help you with any acute illness and injury, and medical emergencies, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including all public holidays.

We appreciate that medical problems and unexpected events occur anytime and it may not be possible for you to access your usual care and treatment. We are always happy to see and assist you in these stressful times.

Anyone experiencing any of the following symptoms should attend the Emergency Department immediately:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Heart attack symptoms (pain, pressure, heaviness or tightness in your; jaw, neck, shoulder(s), chest, back, arm(s))
  • Stroke symptoms (Face, Arms, Speech, Time)
  • Major accident
  • Sudden collapse
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Injury limiting normal function
  • Pain which is not relieved by regular analgesia / pain relief medications

All patients are assessed on arrival and sorted / triaged into levels of severity and urgency, with the most severe and urgent cases being seen by our clinical team first.  Depending on the severity of your medical emergency and the workload of the ED, you may have to wait for treatment. There are no appointments in a public emergency department. People are not seen in order of arrival.

For non life threatening medical episodes, you may consider visiting one of Canberra’s Walk-in Centres or making an appointment with a GP at the CALMS Clinic. Please click the Emergency Department box below for details of those services.

Emergency department

Referral not required

Level 2, Xavier Building


02 6201 6111

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Hospital in the Home (HITH) provides hospital level care in a clinic setting at Calvary, or in your own home. The Calvary HTH Clinic is located on level 6 of the Xavier Building. Patients attending the HITH Clinic must have an appointment before attending.

Care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists and social workers. Services such as pathology and radiology may also be used.

How can I access HITH?

You can be referred to HITH by:

  • A doctor
  • A nurse involved in your care
  • Your General Practitioner or Specialist

Who can use HITH?

You can be referred to HITH if you:

  • Live within the ACT or Queanbeyan and surrounds (Bywong, Gundaroo, Sutton, Murrumbateman, and Jerrabomberra)
  • Have access to a telephone
  • Are self-caring or have a family member or friend who can provide transport and care
  • Have a medical condition suitable for home-based treatment and requiring hospital level care
  • Have a safe home environment for HITH care

The following information will assist patients and referring services:

HITH services operate from Calvary Public Hospital Bruce and Canberra Hospital. Patients are admitted to the service based on where they live, the speciality services they require and where their condition is best managed.

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

At Calvary Public Hospital Bruce our team of medical and nursing and allied health staff provide care for critically ill patients or for patients recovering from a significant medical or surgical episode. Our modern and hospitable intensive care facility is supported 24/7 by Specialists offering a high level of medical and nursing care for critically ill patients.

Intensive Care services at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce cover:

  • Coronary care
  • Gastro Intestinal Care
  • High Dependency
  • Orthopaedic Care
  • Vascular Care

Referral by Emergency Department, Calvary wards, Operating Theatres and other hospitals

Level 2, Xavier Building


02 6201 6111

Our service

The Lymphoedema Physiotherapy Service is an outpatient clinic based at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce. The service also conducts outpatient clinics at Tuggeranong and Belconnen Health Centres. The service provides education and screening for those at risk of lymphoedema, as well as assessment, management and education for patients with lymphoedema or chronic oedema.


We accept referrals from all health professionals.

Referrals can be faxed to:  6201 6196 or emailed to:

Contact Information

Phone: 6201 6190

Education session for people at risk of developing lymphoedema

A monthly Lymphoedema Education Session is held at 11:00am on the first Thursday of every month (except January) at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce for people at risk of developing lymphoedema. This session includes information regarding:

  • The lymphatic system
  • What is lymphoedema
  • Risk factors for lymphoedema
  • How Lymphoedema is managed

For more information on how to book, contact the Physiotherapy Department on 6201 6190 or

If you are unable to attend this education session face to face, please click here to view the session at anytime.

At Calvary Public Hospital Bruce we recognise your pregnancy and journey to parenthood is uniquely personal. Our services are flexible and we will strive to meet your needs and preferences while always placing you and your baby’s health at the forefront of your treatment plan.

Since we opened our doors in 1979 the Calvary Public Hospital Bruce has provided mother and baby centred services in our Maternity Unit. We are proud of our reputation for providing high-quality Maternity services in a warm and caring environment.

Calvary offers women the choice of a Midwife Led Maternity Care through the Calvary Birth Centre, or a more traditional maternity service.

Click here to unwrap your Pregnancy ePack


Referral not required

Antenatal Clinic, Level 3, Marian Building

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

02 6201 6359

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At Calvary Public Hospital Bruce we offer inpatient mental health services for adults and older persons presenting with acute mental health issues.

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce’s Mental Health Units offers assessment and treatment for a range of mental health issues on a short term basis. Ongoing longer term recovery and support are provided by Community Mental Health services and other support organisations.

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce’s Mental Health Unit offers support for:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsion
  • Panic attacks
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Substance issues with mental illness medications


The majority of admissions are via the Emergency departments at Calvary and Canberra Hospital and Health Services (CH&HS). After hours assessments are only available at CH&HS. Appropriate bed allocation is managed between the services at both hospitals.

Admissions to the adult unit (Ward 2N) must be able to be safely managed in an open environment.

 Referral and assessment required.

Patients first require an assessment at the Calvary Public Hospital Bruce or CH&HS Emergency Departments, or by their treating Community Mental Health team or Crisis Assessment and Treatment team (CATT) and should provide any related referral or other information from their GP, another hospital or Psychiatrist.

Emergency Department, Level 2, Xavier Building

Mental Health Services, Level 2, Marian Building/Keaney Building


02 6201 6111

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce work in close partnership with the Paediatric Department at Canberra Hospital.

If your child experiences a significant medical or health episode please call 000 and request ambulance attendance.

If your child has a less acute condition, please take them to your GP in the first instance but if it worsens please bring them to Calvary Public Hospital Bruce Emergency Department for immediate treatment and an ongoing treatment plan will be formulated by our clinicians and discussed with you.

This may involve transferring your child to a facility with dedicated paediatric specialist services.

 Emergency Department at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

 Canberra Hospital

At the Calvary Public Hospital Bruce Pre-Admission Clinic, patients and their carers are prepared for the whole hospital journey. Our goal is to ensure you fully understand the procedure or surgery you are to undergo and to assess your health and personal circumstances to ensure that you have a positive stay with us.

Once we receive your Request for Admission from your specialist, we contact you to either arrange an appointment time for a consultation with a specialist Anaesthetist or Registered Nurse, or we conduct a telephone interview to check your health history. We inform you of any tests or other consultations that may be needed prior to your hospital stay. We also commence the discharge planning process to ensure a safe return home.

Referral by specialist

Level 1, Lewisham Building (adjacent to Specialist Outpatients Clinic)

Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm

02 6201 6111

Referrals: General Practitioner (GP) or another Specialist
Where: Lewisham Building, Level 1
Time: Monday-Friday 0830-1700
Phone: 6201 6570

The Specialist Outpatient clinic provides medical and surgical services that do not require hospital admission.
Specialist Clinics
• Neurology
• General Medicine
• Endocrinology
• Orthopedics (Post Operative Only)
• Lymphoedema
• Respiratory
• Renal
• Pain Management
• General Surgery
• Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
• Gynaecology
• Cardiology
• Infectious Diseases
• Breast Care Drop-In Clinic
Referral process
• All referrals are reviewed and assessed by the Medical staff.
• Referrals requiring more information may be sent back to the referrer.
• Appointments are not booked without a valid referral
• Referrals are clinically triaged (placed in order of urgency) and appointments given in order of that priority.
• A letter will be sent either offering you an appointment or advising that your name has been placed on a wait list.
• If your condition changes it is important you tell your GP as a new referral may be needed
Medicare Ineligible Patient
• If you are an overseas visitor from a country which Australian does not have a Reciprocal Health Care agreement with, you will be treated as a Medicare Ineligible Patient.
• You will have to pay for all medical care and treatment
How to Change or Cancel your Appointment
• If you need to change or cancel an appointment, please contact the Specialist Outpatient Clinic on 6201 6570 as soon as possible.
• If you missed your appointment without notifying the clinic you may be removed from the waitlist and another referral may be required.
What to Bring to your appointment
• Any relevant X-rays, scans (CT, MRI or Ultrasound), blood test or any other results
• A list of medications
• Your Medicare card or Defence Veterans Card (DVA)
• Your GP’s address and phone number (if you have changed GP recently)
• And any questions you have for the doctor (we suggest you write these down).

Important information for elective surgery patients at Calvary Public Hospital

A fire at Calvary Public Hospital on 6 December 2022 has caused the theatre complex to close until further notice. While Calvary’s operating theatres are out of use, urgent surgery is being transferred to Calvary Private Hospital and Calvary John James Hospital.

The Calvary Public Hospital surgical bookings team is contacting patients to explain revised surgery arrangements or possible scheduling of procedures that are being postponed.

If you were booked for elective surgery before Christmas and have not been contacted by the bookings team, please call the Switchboard on 6201 6111 to be connected to an appropriate person.

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce undertakes planned (elective) and unplanned (emergency) surgical procedures.

Many surgical procedures are now undertaken in a day surgery setting, meaning patients are admitted and discharged in a single day.

Surgical specialties at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce include:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Urology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Endoscopy
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Oral & Maxillary Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Since 20 August 2021 Calvary has ceased face to face physiotherapy appointments with patients for joint replacement preparation and post-surgery rehabilitation. These programs are represented in the following presentations that your physiotherapist will work through with you during a tele-health consultation.

Surgery and day surgery services




Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 2, Marion Building

8am – 5pm (elective surgeries), 12pm onwards (emergency surgeries)

02 6201 6111

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At Calvary Public Hospital Bruce we provide specialist TIA and Stroke clinics.

There is also a 4 bed Stroke unit providing specialist neurology care for patients with ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke and an acute stroke team for delivery of intravenous thrombolysis in appropriate patients.

 Referral by GP, ED, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider.

 Ward 5W


02 6201 6111

The Calvary Public Hospital Bruce Women’s Health Unit specialises in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and is committed to working in partnership to formulate treatment plans that conform to each patient’s preferred approach to their condition.

Our highly-qualified and experienced team of Women’s Health specialists comprises medical, midwifery, nursing and allied health practitioners who take a holistic approach to women’s health and wellbeing.

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce Women’s Health services are provided in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. Eligible patients can also receive care from the Calvary Hospital-In-The-Home outreach service.

Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Antenatal Clinic, Level 3, Marion building

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm

02 6201 6359

Care and Support Services

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

Our Aboriginal Liaison Officers ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from the ACT and Regional NSW have access to healthcare services, receive high quality care and are involved in their care planning, and have suitable arrangements in place following their discharge from Calvary Public Hospital .

Our Aboriginal Liaison Officers can provide:

  • Emotional, social and cultural support to patients and their families
  • Liaison services for patients and their families; and
  • Information about hospital services and the linkage between the Hospital and other Indigenous Community resources.

The Aboriginal Liaison Officers work in collaboration with medical, nursing, allied health and social work teams to undertake these services.

This service is available Monday to Friday during business hours.

Referral not required.

Ground Level, Xavier Building

You can contact the Aboriginal Liaison Officers by calling (02) 6264 7097 or (02) 6201 6283

Our Social Work & Psychology Team and our Pastoral Care Team provide support in a non-judgmental, safe and empathic environment.

You may also find the Calvary “Healing After Loss” booklet helpful at different times of the grieving process.

Healing after loss

Referral not required

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm, Weekends via on-call system

02 6201 6111

When visiting the hospital

If you have a planned admission to Calvary Public Hospital Bruce 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


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

Hospital In The Home

Depending on your condition and social circumstances you may be offered ongoing treatment under the Hospital In The Home program. Under this service you remain an admitted patient but your treatment is delivered in your residential setting.

 Your care team will discuss with you your suitability for transition to Hospital In The Home.

Calvary Community Care

Alternatively, 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

Community Care

The Nutrition Department at Calvary Health Care Bruce aims to meet the nutritional needs of patients to optimise wellbeing, recovery and prevent malnutrition while providing nutrition care that adapts to the patient’s individual needs and preferences.

Our Accredited Practising Dietitians work within a multidisciplinary team to develop individual nutrition care plans. An e-referral can be made for any inpatient requiring medical nutrition therapy including the following;

  • Nutritional assessment
  • Oral nutrition support
  • Education on therapeutic diets
  • Enteral nutrition and Parenteral nutrition

Please note: Education for pre-existing diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, gallbladder disease, overweight/obesity, healthy eating advice or vegetarian diet advice will not be provided at Calvary. For access to these services please refer to CHI on 02 6207 9977 to make an appointment with a community dietitian.

Referral will be provided by your hospital care team

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm

02 6201 6070

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 Public Hospital Bruce 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 trauma
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stroke rehabilitation

Our Occupational Therapists are focused on helping you maintain your independence, mobility and safety after you leave Calvary Hospital 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 trialed, borrowed and purchased.

Referral will be provided by your hospital care team

Level 1, Lewisham Building

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm

02 6201 6111

At Calvary Public Hospital Bruce 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

Ground Level, Xavier Building


02 6201 6111

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

The Calvary Public Hospital Bruce Pharmacy provides pharmaceutical services for Calvary inpatients only.

The Pharmacy Department also provides limited, specialised outpatient services but does not provide a dispensing  service that is available to the general public.

If you are discharged from the public hospital you will be given a small quantity of medication to last until your follow up appointment with your GP or specialist, usually 3 day supply. It is important that you organise a follow up appointment promptly so that you do not run out of medication.

Please note: It’s important that you bring your current medications and prescriptions to the hospital if you have a planned admission to Calvary Public Hospital Bruce or arrive as an emergency patient, as this assists the doctors and pharmacists to reconcile your medications for accuracy during your hospital stay.

Referral provided by your medical team at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

Pharmacy Department, Level 2, Xavier Building

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm with a weekend service for inpatients

02 6201 6265

Physiotherapists assess and provide treatment programs to improve a patient’s physical health and functional ability. Our team offer both individual and group sessions for patients admitted to Calvary Hospital in Bruce ACT, patients admitted to Clare Holland House in Barton ACT and in Home Based Palliative Care. We also provide a service for non-admitted patients who meet the eligibility criteria.

The Physiotherapy team work closely with medical, nursing and other allied health staff to assist in maximising a patient’s wellbeing and to aid recovery.

Our Physiotherapy team can help with:

  • Managing musculoskeletal conditions, including fractures
  • Managing lung/respiratory conditions
  • Managing lymphoedema
  • Using walking aids, splints and collars
  • Prescribing appropriate exercises
  • Functional retraining, for example getting in and out of bed and walking

At Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, Physiotherapy is provided to:

  • Emergency Department patients
  • Acute inpatients
  • Maternity patients
  • Palliative care patients
  • Rehabilitation patients and
  • Non-admitted patients as part of their continuum of care from the hospital

Referral will be provided by your hospital care team

Ground level, Marian Building

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4pm

02 6201 6190

The Calvary Refugee Mentoring Program is a part of Calvary’s Community Benefit program.

Calvary staff volunteer to give people with a refugee background the opportunity to gain experience in Australian workplaces.

The Calvary Bruce Private and Public Hospitals Refugee Mentoring Program helps refugees recognise career opportunities and understand the qualifications required.

Work placements cover a wide range of work experiences including:

  • Clinical – Emergency Department, Nursing, Maternity, Aged Care & Rehabilitation Services
  • Organisational Development – Facilities & Maintenance, Gardening, Administration
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospitality

All work placements are flexible and planned around the needs and availability of the participants and mentors.

Referral by a refugee organisation or other refugee support service

Level 1, Xavier Building

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am – 3pm

02 6201 6369

Respite care is provided as

  • nursing support for a patient when coming home from hospital
  • short term nursing care in or outside the home
  • a support service for carers. It provides time away from their carer role confident that their loved one is being looked after.

Flexible respite options are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Respite care services available to Calvary Public Hospital Bruce patients include:

Clare Holland House

Providing palliative and end of life specialist care, accommodation is available for two weeks at a time.

5 Menindee Drive, Barton ACT


02 6273 0336

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Calvary Haydon Retirement Community

Located in Bruce, Calvary Haydon provides short term accommodation in beautiful leafy surrounds. Care can be provided from one to two weeks with a maximum of nine weeks in any financial year.

2 Jaeger Cct, Bruce ACT 2617


02 6264 7400

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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.

 In your home


 1300 66 00 22

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Respite care is subject to availability.

At Calvary Public Hospital Bruce our Social Work and Psychology service offers help with the emotional and behavioral impacts associated with your medical condition at the time of your admission to Calvary.

Working as a member of your care team, the Social Work and Psychology service will formulate with you a care plan to address your social and emotional well-being, addressing difficulties including:

  • Adjustment issues arising from changed life circumstances
  • Anxiety problems
  • Anger issues
  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Grief and bereavement issues
  • Smoking, alcohol and illegal drug use

Social Work also involves working with you to help you achieve goals and ensure safe discharge from hospital back into the community. Social work is carried out in collaboration with patients and families as well as Doctors, Nurses and other Allied Health Professionals.  If you have spent a long time in hospital you may need to consider:

  • Accessing services that may not previously have been required
  • Making difficult decisions regarding health care
  • Confirming future plans

At Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, Social Workers help you with:

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

Referral will be provided by your hospital care team

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm, Weekends via on-call system

02 6201 6111

At Calvary Public Hospital Bruce our Speech Pathology team undertakes the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of people in hospital with communication and swallowing difficulties. This includes babies with feeding difficulties. Our speech pathologists will join your care team if you are experiencing difficulties drinking, eating, swallowing, protecting your lungs from food and drink ‘going the wrong way,’ or if your baby is experiencing sucking difficulties.

You may also see a speech pathologist if you have changes in your ability to talk, understand, read, write or speak clearly. You may experience difficulties as a result of being very unwell or after damage and changes to the brain or structures of the head and neck. This could occur following a stroke, head injury, dementia or diseases such as Parkinson’s or motor neuron disease. Your baby might have feeding difficulties if they were premature or born with a cleft lip or palate.

The Speech Pathology team will be an integrated element of your overall treatment program, and will also involve your family members throughout your treatment process. Interpreter services are available on request.

Referral will be provided by your hospital care team

Allied Health Department, Level 2, Lewisham Building

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm

02 6201 6175

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 Public Hospital Bruce we offer the following range of diagnostic services.

Endoscopy is a general term covering any procedure that involves introducing an instrument to examine internal parts of the body.

Calvary Public Hospital Bruce has a specialist team that carries out the following endoscopic procedures:

  • Colonoscopy (examination of the large bowel)
  • Gastroscopy (examination of the stomach)

Please note:

  • Endoscopy is carried out under sedation which means you won’t be able to drive home after your procedure.
    • You’ll receive instruction from your GP and your Gastroenterologist about preparing for your endoscopy. Please follow these instructions carefully because if you are not adequately prepared, procedure may be postponed.

    Referral is by GP or specialist, who will initiate your endoscopy arrangements with our Surgical Bookings Team.

    Level 3, Marion Building

    Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm

    02 6201 6111

    At Calvary Public Hospital Bruce we have on-site medical imaging and radiology services. The Medical Imaging Service at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce performs:

    • General Ultrasounds
    • Musculoskeletal imaging
    • Multi-slice Computed Tomography (CT) Scans
    • Vascular and Soft Tissue Ultrasound
    • X-rays

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is also available and provided by Universal Medical Imaging. This service is provided as necessary for Calvary inpatients, and also performs MRI for external clients.

    Referral by GP or specialist. It is necessary to make a booking unless you are an admitted patient at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce.

    Level 2, Xavier Building

    24/7 via on-call system

    02 6201 6111

    At Calvary Public Hospital Bruce we have an on-site pathology service provided by ACT Pathology. These services are provided as a part of the treatment program for admitted patients.

    ACT Pathology also has a collection centre on site for community pathology test requests.

    Referral by GP, another hospitals, specialist or healthcare providers

    ACT Pathology Collection Centre, Level 2 Marian Building (behind the ED waiting area)

    OPEN: Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 3.00pm

    CLOSED: Weekends and Public Holidays

    This service cannot undertake pathology collection for children under 10 years of age

    PH: 02 6201 6270

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