Zita Mary Clinic

Introduction

The Zita Mary Clinic is a service that provides treatments including infusions and injections to patients with a range of different medical conditions.

We are a referral-based clinic. Once we have received the referral from your specialist, we will contact you within a week (7 working days) to book in your appointment.

Our facility incorporates 8 recliner chairs and 1 bed area in a brightly lit and open space.

The Zita Mary team is dedicated to providing wholistic, personalised and quality care for all of our patients. Our team consists of experienced registered nurses, pharmacists, doctors, and administration officers.

Our nurses are highly trained in maintaining central venous access devices, including port-a-caths and PICC lines.

 

Zita Mary Clinic Location

The Zita Mary Clinic is located on the second floor of the Xavier building in Calvary Public Hospital. If you go through the main entry of the hospital, you can either take the stairs and turn right at the landing on level 2 or take the lift to level 2 and turn left. Zita Mary is approximately 15 metres along on the right-hand side of the corridor.

Zita Mary has its own reception desk and waiting area for you to check in prior to your appointment.

 

What to expect when you arrive for your infusion appointment

  • You will be required to check in with our Zita Mary reception desk
  • You will take a seat in the clinic
  • You will be given a wrist band confirming your full name, date of birth, and suburb
  • One of our nurses will take your vital signs (i.e. blood pressure and temperature)
  • If the treatment you are receiving requires premedications (i.e. Panadol) we will offer them to you
  • We may warm your arms to assist us in identifying your best veins
  • One of our nurses will insert a cannula into a vein on your lower arm
  • Once your infusion is connected you are free to walk around the clinic and utilise our kitchen space (however, we ask that you do not leave the clinic while your infusion is running)
  • We will monitor your vital signs throughout your treatment and will react accordingly to any concerns or potential reactions
  • Upon completion of your infusion, we will remove your cannula, book you in for your next appointment and ensure you are feeling well before discharging you

 

Transport and parking

Opposite the main entry to Calvary is a multi-storey car park. There are 3 levels open for patients and visitors to park in.

The most convenient disability permit parking is located to the left of the main entry.

If you are being dropped-off and collected by someone, there is a pick-up set-down area at the main entry.

Taxi and ride-share services deliver and pick-up from Calvary.

An ACTION service connects Calvary with the Belconnen town centre.

Zita Mary Clinic - Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

 

 

Services we provide

Our services and treatments include the following.

Intravenous Therapy

·     Adalimumab (Humira) ·     Atezolizumab (Tecentriq) ·     Bevacizumab (Mvasi)
·     Cetuximab (Erbitux) ·     Denosumab (Xgeva/Prolia) ·     Eculizumab (Solaris)
·     Infliximab (Inflectra) ·     Iron ·     Natalizumab (Tysabri)
·     Nivolumab (Obdivo) ·     Methylprednisolone ·     Obinutuzumab (Gazyva)
·     Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) ·     Panitumumab (Vectibix) ·     Pertuzumab (Perjeta)
·     Rituximab (Riximyo) ·     Tocilizumab (Actemra) ·     Trastuzumab (Ontruzant)
·     Ustekinumab (Stelara) ·     Vedolizumab (Entyvio) ·     Zoledronic Acid (Aclasta)


Transfusions of blood products

Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) Therapy

  • Privigen
  • Flebogamma
  • Intragam
  • Gamunex
  • Red blood cells

Injectables

  • We administer many types of injections to patients with referrals from their specialist

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

As the COVID restrictions are always changing, so too may the rules. At this point in time visitors into the clinic need to be approved by infection control. If you wish to bring someone with you, please inform one of the nurses and we will apply for an exemption for them

Please dress in loose and comfortable clothing

No, as long as you have a Medicare card, you are not required to pay for your treatment with us

Yes, you can take your medications as usual, unless specifically advised by your specialist

Generally there is no need to fast prior to receiving your treatment, unless otherwise advised by your specialist

Yes, you are more than welcome to bring your own food. If you are receiving treatment over lunch, we will offer you the hospital lunch menu (zero cost). We also have a small kitchen space for staff and patients with coffee and tea

Yes, some of the infusions we administer take multiple hours. You are very welcome to bring your devices, reading materials, and other quiet activities to help pass the time. There is free access to the ACT Health free W-Fi, and we also have a small collection of books, magazines, and mindfulness colouring activities for patients to use

Contact details for the Zita Mary Clinic

Level 2, Xavier Building

Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

Phone: 02 6201 6645