Services and clinics

At Calvary Health Care Kogarah we offer a high standard of patient care to the communities of the St George and Sutherland Shires, as well as a comprehensive range of health 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.

If you need help at home or are considering moving into an aged care home, you may need an assessment by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) that services the local government areas of Georges River and Bayside (south of Cooks River).

You will need an ACAT assessment and approval if you want to:

  • Access aged care services through any level of Home Care Package
  • Receive Transition Aged Care goal orientated short term services if you are in hospital at the time of assessment
  • Receive access to respite care in a residential aged care home
  • Move into permanent care in an aged care home

Aged Care Assessment Team

Grief is a normal and natural response to the death of someone significant in our lives.  After a death some people may benefit from speaking to a specialist bereavement counsellor – someone outside their usual family and social networks.

    Our fully qualified, professional counsellors provide empathic and non-judgemental support in a safe and confidential environment. The service is located in a comfortable cottage near Calvary Health Care Kogarah.

    The Calvary Bereavement Counselling Service is open from 8am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday.  Appointments must be made prior to attending the service.

    The service is available for people who live in the local government areas of Georges River Council, Bayside Council and Sutherland Council.  The death may be from any cause – sudden and unexpected, or after a short or long illness.

    We welcome enquiries from potential clients or health professionals. A GP referral is not required to access the counselling service however, a self-referral must be made. Appointments can be made by calling 9553 3025 and are free of charge.


    Self referral essential

    40 Ercildoune Avenue, Kogarah NSW 2217

    Monday to Friday, 8am – 4.30pm

    02 9553 3025

    Nursing Services provided by Calvary Kogarah Community Health are for persons living in the Georges River or Bayside (south of Cooks River) council areas.

    Assistance provided by the CCH nursing service includes:

    Continence assistance:

    • For clients who are housebound and are unable to attend an outpatient clinic
    • Assessment, management and treatment of bladder and bowel issues such as continence issues, frequency, urgency, retention, constipation and other related conditions. Assessments are conducted in the home or clinic setting

    Dementia support:

    • Short term non-acute service provision
    • Carer support and education following a dementia diagnosis and through the phases of care
    • Assessment and advice on the management of behavioural issues/BPSD
    • Referral to appropriate medical, allied health or community support services
    • Medication compliance strategies

      Carer support:

      • Assess carer concerns, refer and link with support services as appropriate

      Referral via Calvary Community Health Intake – 02 9553 3033

      91-111 Rocky Point Road, Kogarah NSW 2217

      Monday to Friday, 8am – 4.30pm

      02 9553 3033 – enquiries – Calvary Community Health Intake

      At Calvary Health Care Kogarah our specialist team of nutritionists and dietitians will work with you to create an individual treatment plan. If you are a patient at Calvary Health Care Kogarah, our detitians will collaborate with our in-house chefs to ensure your meals are appetising, delicious and meet your specific dietary needs. If you are at home, our dietitians will come to your home and assist you to meet your nutrition requirements and manage any related health conditions using a dietary approach.

      We also provide nutritionally adequate meal plans, nutritional supplements and educational resources to help you maintain your nutritional status both during your admission and after you leave.

      Calvary Health Care Kogarah dietetic services can help with issues including:

      • Food allergies
      • Cachexia, frailty and sarcopenia
      • Tube feeding
      • Gastrointestinal conditions
      • Nutritional requirements post-surgery
      • Dietary approaches to manage nutrition impact symptoms (taste changes, poor appetite, nausea, feeling full quickly, etc)
      • Optimising your nutritional status
      • Nutritional adequacy on a texture modified diet
      • Coeliac disease
      • Diabetes

      Referral for a dietitian in the community via My Aged Care or your Calvary Health Care team member

      91-111 Rocky Point Road, Kogarah NSW 2217

      Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 4:30pm

      02 9553 3502 – Department Head, Dietetics

      When visiting the hospital

      If you have a planned admission to Calvary Health Care Kogarah 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.

      The Equipment Loan Pool (ELP) is a program that loans assistive equipment to people for short term periods (three months).

      The role of the ELP is to assist eligible clients who have short term disability to return home or remain home by providing appropriate equipment, aids and appliances.


      Eligibility criteria

      • have a short term disability and need equipment to return or remain in your home environment
      • live permanently within the Georges River or Bayside (south of the Cooks River) Local Government areas
      • live permanently within the Sutherland Shire and currently being treated by the Community Palliative Care Team

      Exclusion

      • Discharges from private hospitals, unless patients are coming onto the Transitional Aged Care Team or Calvary Palliative Care Team
      • Clients in receipt of a Level 3 or 4 Home Care Package

      91-111 Rocky Point Road, Kogarah NSW 2217

      (Enter via Ercildoune Avenue – driveway next to 52 Ercildoune Avenue

      Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm

      02 9553 3131

       

      Equipment Lending Pool

      Occupational Therapy provides support to people whose health or disability makes it hard for them to do the things they would like to do.  An Occupational Therapist can identify your strengths and difficulties, help with practical solutions, and help you to take part in everyday life.

      Occupational Therapists can help you maintain, regain or improve your independence by using different techniques, changing your environment and using equipment.

      At Calvary Health Care Kogarah our Occupational Therapists work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the following clinical areas:

      • Rehabilitation – Orthopaedics and Aged Care (inpatients)
      • Transitional Aged Care Service (Community Aged Care)
      • Community Rehabilitation (frail older people and adults with a health condition or disability)
      • Palliative Care inpatients
      • Community Palliative Care Team

      Our Occupational Therapists will work with you and your family with the aim of maximising your independence, mobility and safety in order to make life easier and for you to remain at home. They can visit you at home to suggest equipment and/or home modifications to help you to overcome difficulties caused by injury, illness or ageing, to participate fully in everyday activities and remain safe and independent.


      Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist, healthcare provider, patient or carer

      91-111 Rocky Point Road, Kogarah NSW 2217

      Monday to Friday, 8am – 4.30pm

      02 9553 3064 – Head of Occupational Therapy

      For Calvary Community Health Occupational Therapy call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422

      Clinics are offered in the following specialties:

      • Aged Care – Staff Specialist
      • Rehabilitation – Staff Specialist
      • Palliative Care – Staff Specialist
      • Motor Neurone Disease (MND) (multidisciplinary clinic)
      • Podiatry (Commonwealth Home Support Program)

      Referral for all staff specialist clinics by GP, Specialist or healthcare provider

       02 9553 3043

       91-111 Rocky Point Road, Kogarah NSW 2217

      Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm


       Referral to the Podiatry Clinic is via My Aged Care

       91-111 Rocky Point Road, Kogarah NSW 2217

      Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm

       1800 200 422

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

      The goal is to help you or your loved one achieve dignity, comfort and maximise the quality of life for you, your family and loved ones.

      We provide palliative care as an inpatient service, at home or in residential care facilities. You can be admitted for Slow Stream Rehabilitation – pain and symptom management, or end of life care.

      Specialist Palliative Care

      At Calvary Health Care Kogarah, we understand that a patient is more than just their diagnosis and symptoms.  Our Pastoral Care professionals specialise in caring for the emotional and spiritual needs of patients, families and staff in our hospital. Pastoral Care work closely with doctors, nurses, allied health and other staff.  Pastoral Care is part of Calvary Health Care Kogarah’s comprehensive approach to care.

      What if I’m not religious?  Spirituality is more than just religion.  Spirituality is at the core of every person – that part of us which gives our life meaning and connection.  Some people express their spirituality through religion.  Others may find meaning and purpose through nature, the arts or their relationships and community groups.

      Calvary Health Care Kogarah embraces and celebrates the diversity of our community.  A Multi-Faith Room is available on the second floor.  Our Chapel is located beside our garden and is open during business hours.  Both are available to all for prayer or quiet reflection.

      To receive a visit, ask your nurse to contact the pastoral care office.

       

       

      Referral not required

      91-111 Rocky Point Road, Kogarah NSW 2217

      Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 8pm

      Saturday and Sunday, 8.30am – 4pm

      If you would like a visit from the Pastoral Care Team please ask a staff member to contact us.

      The pharmacy department at Calvary Health Care Kogarah provides comprehensive pharmaceutical services aimed at supporting the Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) and fostering patient-centred care initiatives.

      Our dedicated team offers a range of pharmaceutical services tailored to meet the needs of patients across various departments, including rehabilitation, geriatric and palliative care. This includes care for both inpatients and outpatients, as well as community palliative care patients and those due for discharge.  Our services include medication management throughout patients’ stays and upon discharge, pharmaceutical product supply and verbal and written drug information. We prioritise patient and caregiver education alongside staff training, ensuring all stakeholders are well-informed. Additionally, our pharmacy department actively contributes to clinical drug trials conducted by the Calvary Health Care Kogarah Research Department.


      91 – 111 Rocky Point Road, Kogarah NSW 2217

      Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm

      Phone 02 9553 3563 | Fax 02 9553 3156

      Physiotherapists assess and develop programs to improve your strength, mobility, movement and function. Our team offer advice on personal mobility and safety in both individual and group sessions. Patients need to reside in the Georges River or Bayside (south of Cooks River) council areas.

      Our Physiotherapy team can help you with:

      • Education
      • Managing muscle and joint pain and weakness
      • Reviewing mobility and prescription of walking aids
      • Prescribing exercises to help you build strength and endurance
      • Hydrotherapy treatment
      • Parkinson’s Wellbeing Program
      • Strong and Steady Program – balance and falls
      • Education

      At Calvary Health Care Kogarah physiotherapy is provided to:

      • Inpatient rehabilitation
      • Community rehabilitation – Calvary Community Health and Transitional Aged Care Service
      • Day rehabilitation unit – gymnasium and hydrotherapy pool programs
      • Palliative care – inpatient, community palliative care, outpatient gymnasium program and motor neuron disease hydrotherapy pool program

      Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

      91 – 111 Rocky Point Road, Kogarah NSW 2217

      Monday to Friday, 8am – 4.30pm

      02 9553 3000

      The podiatry service at Calvary Health Care Kogarah provides a range of interventions to people whose feet are considered to be at risk. These services include ulcer debridement, general foot care and diabetes foot assessments. The service is funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Program. Referral is via My Aged Care only.

      Calvary podiatry brochure (2 MB)


      Referral by My Aged Care

      91-111 Rocky Point Road, Kogarah NSW 2217

      Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4pm

      02 9553 3043

      Calvary Health Care Kogarah neuropsychologists provide a neuropsychological assessment service to determine your level of cognitive functioning and assist in the diagnosis and the management of a variety of neurological and other disorders. Assessments cover multiple areas of your thinking, including your memory, language ability, visuospatial skills, and so-called “executive” functioning (for example, problem-solving, judgement, insight, emotional and behavioural control).

      Assessment may include particular focus on your capacity to make important decisions in your life, including decisions about your finances, your accommodation, your health care and services that may assist you in your home. It may also identify cognitive problems that compromise your ability to perform certain activities safely and effectively – for example, driving, working, or cooking.

      Calvary Health Care Kogarah neuropsychologists also provide information and recommendations to assist you, your carers or family members in coping with difficulties that arise from cognitive or psychiatric impairments.


      Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

      91-111 Rocky Point Road, Kogarah NSW 2217

      Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm

      02 9553 3111

      The goal of rehabilitation is to improve your physical condition and help you to return to your everyday activities.

      Our rehabilitation program combines the expertise of medical specialists, nurses and allied health professionals to provide you with the highest quality of care.

      At Calvary Health Care Kogarah rehabilitation is offered in the inpatient unit or day rehabilitation unit (DRU). Programs can also be offered as an outpatient service. Our facilities include a gymnasium and hydrotherapy pool.

      Rehabilitation services

      Calvary Health Care Kogarah Research Centre has a staff of two and includes clinical trials staff. Calvary Health Care Kogarah is participating in important studies that are being run across Australia. These collaborations include the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC).

      Research

      The Social workers at Calvary Health Care Kogarah are concerned with your emotional and social wellbeing and that all of your carers and family are involved with our Services. Social Workers aim to minimise the impact of illness and hospital treatment, promote healthy outcomes and link you, your carers and family with appropriate support services in your community.

      Social workers at Calvary Health Care Kogarah work across all inpatient and community services.

      Some of the ways Social Workers at Calvary Health Care Kogarah can help include:

      • Supporting you, your carers and family to make decisions about short and long term care arrangements
      • Assisting in the adjustment to changes, grief and loss
      • Co-ordinating family meetings
      • Planning for discharge
      • Advocating to achieve optimal outcomes for patients and their families
      • Information and education
      • Short term counselling
      • Transport options
      • Supporting families during a crisis
      • Enhancing the families’ management of illness
      • Accessing resources and supports
      • Bereavement support

      Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider, client, carer or family

      91-111 Rocky Point Road, Kogarah NSW 2217

      Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm

      02 9553 3111 – Head of Social Work

      The speech pathology department provides assessment, therapy and education to adults and their families for swallowing and communication disorders. These may include:

      • Language or communication difficulties including listening, speaking, reading and writing
      • Speech difficulties including slurred speech
      • Changes in voice production and quality
      • Difficulties with eating and drinking

      At Calvary Health Care Kogarah our speech pathologists work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to help a variety of people who acquire swallowing or communication issues as a result of ageing, disease, injury or stroke. Our Speech Pathologists work within the following areas:

      • Rehabilitation – orthopaedics and aged care (inpatients)
      • Transitional Aged Care Service (community aged care)
      • Community rehabilitation (frail older people and younger people with a disability)
      • Day rehabilitation unit
      • Palliative care inpatients
      • Community palliative care team, including motor neuron disease services

      What to expect

      When you visit the Calvary Health Care Kogarah speech pathology unit you’ll first be assessed. An individual treatment plan will then be created, and your sessions can take place in your hospital room, our outpatient rooms or your home.

      Education and support is provided to you and your family members throughout the treatment process. Interpreter services are available on request.


      Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

      91-111 Rocky Point Road, Kogarah NSW 2217

      Monday to Friday, 8am – 4.30pm

      02 9553 3560 – Senior Speech Pathologist

      The Transitional Aged Care Service (TACS) provides short-term care that seeks to optimise the functioning and independence of older people at home following a hospital stay. TACS is goal oriented, time-limited and therapy-focused. It provides older people with a package of services that seeks to enable the older person to return home after a hospital stay and allows them more time and support to make a decision about their long term aged care options.

      Calvary Health Care Kogarah provides TACS packages to people who live in the local government areas of Georges River and Bayside (south of Cooks River).

      TACS offers access to a package of services that may include:

      • Case Management
      • Low-intensity therapy including
        • Physiotherapy
        • Occupational therapy
        • Podiatry (foot care)
        • Speech pathology
        • Dietetics (nutritional support)
        • Social work
      • Nursing support for clinical care such as wound care
      • Practical support at home such as assistance with
        • Personal care
        • Domestic tasks
        • Shopping

      Referral by medical, nursing or allied health staff from within a hospital

      91–111 Rocky Point Road, Kogarah NSW 2217

      Monday to Friday, 8am – 4.30pm

       02 9553 3477