About Calvary Mater Newcastle
Calvary Mater Newcastle public hospital in Newcastle, NSW, is the major cancer care centre for the Hunter New England Local Health District, delivering more than 320,000 occasions of outpatient services and in excess of 16,000 inpatient treatments per year.
Calvary Mater Newcastle provides an Emergency Department open 24 hours seven days a week, an Intensive Care Unit, extensive palliative care services including the Mercy Hospice. Hunter New England Local Health District’s Mental Health facility and Breastscreen NSW, are also located on the Mater campus.
Calvary Mater Newcastle is also home to our world renowned research facility. Staffed by leading researchers in oncology, toxicology, psychiatry and palliative care, we are affiliated with major universities and colleges and international research partners.
Our patients enjoy a redeveloped modern, light and airy environment, surrounded by well-maintained gardens.
Our range of medical and surgical services includes internal medicine, alcohol and drug services, Hunter Drug Information Service and Hospital in the Home. Our surgery division provides services in a pre-procedures clinic, operating theatres, a day surgery unit and recovery room.
The Mater was founded in 1921 by the Sisters of Mercy (Singleton) who handed on ownership and operation of the hospital to the Little Company of Mary Health Care in 2006.
Calvary Mater Newcastle provides public hospital services under a Service Level Agreement with the Local Health District, and is fully accredited by the Australian Council on Health Care Standards.
To find out more about our services and achievements please refer to our Review of Operations (annual reports) below:
To find out more regarding our translational research please refer to our Translational Research Strategic Plan below:
Calvary Mater Newcastle’s Heritage
The year 1921 marked the beginning of the Newcastle Mater Misericordiae Hospital and the provision of health care by the Sisters of Mercy, (Singleton) for the people of Newcastle.
The hospital first operated from a single building known as Enmore Hall situated on the Mater’s current site.
In 2006, it was agreed that control of the Newcastle Mater Misericordiae Hospital would be transferred from the Sisters of Mercy (Singleton) to the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary and that the hospital would become part of Little Company of Mary Health Care.
On 1 July 2007, the hospital changed its name from Newcastle Mater Misericordiae Hospital to Calvary Mater Newcastle. The hospital continues to provide services to the community in the Catholic tradition. Little Company of Mary Health Care (LCM Health Care) is a Catholic health care organisation with an Australia-wide reputation for high quality hospital, health, aged and community care.
Calvary Mater Newcastle Executive Team
Community Advisory Council
The Community Advisory Council Group assists the CEO with, and provides advice on, community and stakeholder engagement. Through this group 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 Mater Newcastle executives on a regular basis.
- Cathy Tate (Chairperson)
- Teresa Brierley
- Kay Fordham
- Susan Russell
- Steven Tipper
- Joy Reid
- Brenda Ainsworth
National Director Calvary Public Hospitals, Calvary
- Mark Jeffrey
General Manager, Calvary Mater Newcastle
- Wayne Wells
Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Calvary Mater Newcastle
- Mary Ringstad
Director of Mission, Calvary Mater Newcastle
- Helen Ellis
Public Affairs and Communications Manager, Calvary Mater Newcastle