Doctors and Health Professionals

In this section you can learn a little more about the Doctors and Healthcare Professions at Calvary Mater Newcastle.

Calvary Mater Newcastle is part of the NSW Ministry of Health public health care system and offers hospital care to any Australian resident under Medicare and to residents of countries that have reciprocal arrangements.

Our team includes:

  • Medical Officers: Consultants (Senior Doctors in a specialty), Registrars and Junior Medical Officers.
  • Nursing and Midwifery: Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Assistants in Nursing.
  • Allied Health Team: Physiotherapists, Dieticians, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Social Workers and Psychologists, Pastoral Care, Pharmacists, Medical Imaging and Pathology.

At Calvary Mater Newcastle these various occupations work within a framework that ensures we provide you with timely, appropriate care in a safe and suitable setting.

Our model of care has an emphasis on multidisciplinary collaboration and partnerships, and during your treatment you will find that the medical, nursing and allied health teams work in harmony and with you to assist your recovery.

Choosing your doctor

Public patients

Under Medicare you can be treated as a public patient, at no charge, by a doctor appointed by the hospital. You can choose to be treated as a public patient even if you are privately insured.

Private patients

If you choose to be admitted as a private patient, you can be treated by the doctor of your choice – providing that doctor has a right to practice at this hospital. An Admissions Officer will meet with you to discuss your level of coverage and policy details.

More information from the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman: