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 facility, 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 facility
  • Move into permanent care in an aged care facility

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 and are free of charge.

    The service is available for people who live in the local government areas of Georges River Council, Bayside Council and the Sutherland Shire.  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 funded under the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) for persons living in the Georges River or Bayside (south of Cooks River) council areas.

    Assistance provided by the CHSP nursing service includes:

    Continence Assistance:

    • 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:

    • 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
    • Assessment for Mary Potter House Dementia Care Centre
    • Medication compliance strategies

    Chronic Health Conditions:

    • Assistance with management of chronic health conditions with a wellness and reablement focus

    Carer Support:

    • Assess carer concerns and refer on to support services as appropriate

    Referral by My Aged Care – 1800 200 422

    91-111 Rocky Point Road, Kogarah NSW 2217

    Monday to Friday, 8am – 4.30pm

    02 9553 3033 – enquiries – Calvary Community Health Intake

    Dietetic services address areas such as medical nutrition therapy, diagnosis and management of malnutrition, weight management, meal planning, healthy eating, supporting people post-surgery and provision of nutrition education.

    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 Dietitians 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
    • Improving nutritional status
    • Cholesterol management
    • Coeliac disease
    • Diabetes
    • Gastrointestinal conditions
    • Nutritional requirements post-surgery
    • Weight management
    • Cachexia, frailty and sarcopenia
    • Tube feeding

    Referral by 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

    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 solutions, and help you to take part in everyday life.

    Occupational Therapists do this by identifying your strengths and difficulties and help you work out practical solutions.  They 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 younger people with a 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 3000 – 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 pain and symptom management, respite care or end of life care.

    Specialist Palliative Care

    At Calvary Health Care Kogarah 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

    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.

    Calvary Health Care Kogarah has an in-hospital Pharmacy Department.

    Our Pharmacy Department provides a pharmaceutical service which supports the Quality use of Medicines (QUM) and patient centred care.

    The Pharmacy provides medication for inpatients, patients being discharged and some Calvary Health Care Kogarah community outpatients.

    Our Pharmacy Department contributes to best pharmaceutical practices through providing appropriate information, education and promotional activities to staff, patients and visitors.

    Please note: It’s important that patients bring their current medications, medication lists and prescriptions when they are admitted to hospital.

    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 Program
    • Strong and Steady Program – balance and falls

    At Calvary Health Care Kogarah physiotherapy is provided to:

    • Inpatients – Rehabilitation and Palliative Care
    • Community – Calvary Community Health, Community Palliative Care and Transitional Aged Care Service
    • Day Rehabilitation Unit – gymnasium and hydrotherapy pool programs

    Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider OR Referral not required

    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, diabetes foot assessments and orthotic treatment. 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 Psychologists 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 Psychologists also provide information and recommendations to assist you, your carers or family members in coping with difficulties that arise from cognitive, emotional 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 – 4.30pm

    02 9553 3000

    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 six and includes clinical trials nurses, PhD students and a clinical research fellow. 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), The Psycho Oncology Co-Operative Group (PoCoG) and the CoOperative Trials Group for NeuroOncology (COGNO).


    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
    • 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

    Speech pathology provides assessment, management and education to adults and their families for swallowing and communication disorders. These may include:

    • Changes in voice production, such as hoarseness
    • Language or communication difficulties including listening, speaking, reading and writing
    • Swallowing difficulties
    • Speech difficulties including slurred speech

    At Calvary Health Care Kogarah our Speech Pathologists help a variety of people who acquire swallowing or communication issues as a result of ageing, disease, injury or stroke.

    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 pathology unit or at 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 3456 – 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
      • Transport

    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