Facilities

We offer a range of amenities at Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital including:

Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital has been designed so that everyone can easily access our facilities, using inclined walkways and ramps throughout.

We have clear, straightforward signage throughout the hospital to make it easier to find your way around. The signage uses contrasting colours to help people with impaired vision.

Wheelchairs are available for use while at the hospital. If you need a wheelchair, you can get one by contacting your nurse.

If you’re in the car park and need a wheelchair, or assistance getting to or from your appointment, call 08 8168 5700 for help.

There are two external courtyards within the hospital which patients may utilise for a breath of fresh air. If locked please notify nursing staff who

will arrange access between the hours of 6am and 10pm. The Courtyard adjacent to the kitchen is also utilised by therapy staff as part of the outdoor mobility retraining area.

This hospital is strictly non-smoking in all areas.

Should you feel the need for a little pampering during your stay we can arrange for a hairdresser to visit the hospital.

Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital has a hydrotherapy pool and gymnasium. The facility enhances the outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation services. The facility is supported by our team of experienced staff including allied health staff. A fully equipped outpatient therapy gymnasium is also located nearby the pool.

It is recognised that the warmth of the water in hydrotherapy treatment relieves pain, reduces muscle spasm and induces relaxation – allowing a greater range of movement and enhanced rehabilitation. The hydrotherapy pool will allow even the most fragile and mobility restricted clients the opportunity of purposeful movement and exercise, leading to a more rewarding lifestyle. Used in conjunction with our high quality rehabilitation service, which includes inpatient, outpatient therapy and community based services, we at Calvary aim to provide a more comprehensive rehabilitation program.

A bookcase is located near the mobility garden in the corridor at the eastern end. Please feel free to borrow the books during your stay.

Local newspapers are provided free of charge and may be ordered on your menu. They are delivered daily. National newspapers may be requested.

These will be charged to your account.

Outpatient rehabilitation programs are available to patients not currently in hospital.  This may include people recently discharged from hospital, as a way to enhance their recovery from their recent admission, or people living in the community who are experiencing some form of a functional decline.  Calvary offers these services at two sites, at Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital, located at 18 North East Road, Walkerville or at Calvary Community Rehabilitation which is located near the hospital at 42 North East Road Walkerville.  A range of programs that complement the inpatient programs offered at Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital are designed to assist you to regain quality of life, independence and functional ability.

Prior to commencing any of the programs, patients undergo an individualised assessment with the rehabilitation physician and members of the allied health team who will establish an individual plan of therapy, in consultation with other team members. Patient goals are then clarified collaboratively.

The following reconditioning programs are offered at Calvary Community:

  • Reconditioning Oncology Program
  • Cardiac Program
  • Pulmonary Program

The following programs are offered at Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital

  • Falls Prevention Program
  • Neurological Rehabilitation Program
  • Orthopaedic Program
  • Tailored Multi-disciplinary Reconditioning Programs
  • Third party and workcover injury multidisciplinary treatment programs.

To speak to one of the outpatient coordinators for more information, phone 08 8168 5700.

At Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital we offer compassionate emotional support and spiritual care for you, your family and friends. Our Pastoral Care Program 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:

  • Suffering anxiety or emotional distress
  • Experiencing a time of crisis
  • Feeling lonely or isolated
  • Grieving a loss
  • Making important decisions
  • Needing support with your religious/spiritual practice
  • Preparing for death

Pastoral care workers work alongside physicians, nurses, therapists and other staff to provide a complete approach to healing.

Pastoral Visitors visit regularly from Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and Jehovah’s Witness denominations.

Your own Parish, Pastor, Rabbi or Spiritual caregiver can be contacted at your request.

Catholic Holy Communion is available Monday to Friday and Sunday as requested.

If you would like a visit from Pastoral Care please ask a staff member.

The pharmacy (situated off site) will bill you directly for all discharge medications. You may be required to pay the bill first and claim the amount from your health fund. Discharge medications which are not related to your admission diagnosis are not covered by your health fund.

You will have your own telephone with a direct line for your convenience. You may give your relatives your direct phone number. Local calls are free. All other calls will be charged to your account, which you will be required to settle on discharge.

You have the ability to dial local, STD and mobile calls from your bedside.

International telephone calls can be made through Switchboard at Reception.

Patients and visitors may use their mobile phone while at Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital. Please be considerate of other patients, and keep call volume, duration and frequency to a minimum.

Mail is delivered daily to each ward. Mail to be posted can be handed to reception before 2pm.

If you wish to receive mail during your stay the mailing address is 18 North East Rd, Walkerville SA 5081

Any mail that may arrive for you after discharge will be readdressed to your home address.

There is a small kitchenette located near the junction of the East and North Wards, just inside East Ward for you and your visitors to utilise for tea and coffee. Please ask a staff member if you are unsure of its location.

Vending Machines (coffee and snacks) are located in the corridor adjacent to the mobility garden for you and your visitors’ use. A coffee machine is also available in the Reception area.

Visitors are able to purchase meals from the hospital kitchen. Bookings can be made in advance at Reception.

If your visitors need to purchase further refreshments that are not available in the hospital, there is a small shopping centre opposite the traffic lights on your right when leaving the car park along North East Road approximately 100 metres from the hospital entrance. It is advised that the pedestrian crossings at the traffic lights are utilised due to the constant traffic on North East Road.

A television is available for each bed space.  TV stations can be accessed through selected channels on the televisions. Please ask our staff for more information.

Selected radio stations are available via the television handset. If using your own radio, it is asked that you supply an earpiece to avoid disturbing other patients.

Vending machines are available near the courtyard garden.

For a list of visitor accommodation available near Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital, please visit our accommodation page.

Accommodation

Comfortable chairs are located opposite the central courtyard garden.

There is free public Wi-Fi available throughout the hospital.