Services and Clinics

At Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital we offer a high standard of inpatient and outpatient care to the communities of Adelaide and its surrounds, as well as a comprehensive range of additional health services.

Calvary services – hospitals, Retirement Communities, Aged and Community Care

 

‘Breathe Easy’ is a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program designed to assist people with lung conditions to improve quality of life by promoting self-management, reducing breathlessness and improving exercise tolerance.

Potential benefits include:

  • Increased physical fitness and functioning
  • Reduced breathlessness
  • Improved quality of life
  • Improved mood and motivation
  • Improved knowledge of lung condition
  • Increased participation in everyday activities
  • Reduced hospital admissions
  • Reduced length of stay in hospital

The program consist of an individualised assessment followed by a tailored exercise training program and education held over six weeks, twice a week. The exercise component focuses on increasing your physical function, whilst the education component will assist you in managing your condition, by providing knowledge in such areas as breathing techniques, using your medicines and energy conservation. The sessions are conducted by a team of health professionals including a specialist nurse, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, general physician, dietetics, psychology and pharmacy.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

 42 North East Road, Walkerville, SA

 8am – 5pm

 08 8168 5700 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

Clinical Psychologists treat emotional distress by providing psychological counselling using specific counselling approaches for various problems or conditions supported by evidence-based practice.

The Clinical Psychology services at Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital offer psychological counselling to help cope with the emotional and behavioural effects of short-term and long-term neurological, cardiac and other medical conditions as well as pre-existing emotional difficulties. This includes treatment of:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment issues arising from changed life circumstances
  • Grief or bereavement issues
  • Clinical Psychology services also offer the assessment of some aspects of memory, organisational/ planning ability, and perception.
  • Ambulatory Patient Programs

 Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

18 North East Road, Walkerville, SA

 8am – 5pm

 08 8168 5700 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

‘Confident Steps’ is a Balance and Falls Prevention Program specifically designed to assist you in preventing and reducing the risks of falling, by helping to increase muscle strength and endurance and making changes to lifestyle, health issues or home environment.

Our program is held over six weeks, twice a week, for two hours with an exercise 1 hour session and an education and goal setting component. The sessions are conducted by a team of health professionals including occupational therapy, nursing, physiotherapy, medical ,dietetics, psychology and pharmacy.

The program covers the following information sessions:

  • Falls statistics, information and goal setting
  • Diet and nutrition
  • The benefits of exercise
  • Sensory Issues and Balance
  • Medical issues
  • Home environment
  • Falls emergency plans
  • Medications
  • Continence
  • Outdoor Hazards and mobility
  • Self-confidence
  • Community maintenance programs

 Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

18 North East Road, Walkerville, SA

 8am – 5pm

 08 8168 5700 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

The Diabetes Service at Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital provides education to assist patients to make informed lifestyle choices. The service encourages and enables patients with diabetes to take control of their own condition by integrating self-management into their daily lives.

The Diabetes service aims to:

  • Provide support to patients with diabetes by facilitating skills that are patient centred, tailored and relevant to the individual and treatment goals.
  • Strengthen motivation though empowerment assisting the patient to make informed decisions.
  • Strengthen motivation to minimise cardiovascular risk factors, hypertension, hyperglycemia, obesity and dyslipidemia.
  • Encouraging clients to work with their general practitioner to provide self-management options that can help them manage their diabetes by addressing specific risk factors, slowing the progression of their diabetes.

The Diabetes service is available to patients who require assessment of and/or treatment for any of the following issues:

  • Newly diagnosed type II diabetes
  • Limited knowledge and/or self-management of diabetes
  • Changes in diabetes treatment
  • Hyperglycemia or Hypoglycemia
  • Patients who need help with blood glucose testing
  • Preventative care and education, in relation to patients with existing Cardiovascular Disease
  • Patients (and their carers) wishing to receive general education/advice regarding diabetes

 Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

 42 North East Road, Walkerville, SA

 8am – 5pm

 08 8168 5700 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

The Dietetics Department provides a service to all patients admitted to Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital. On admission, a nutrition screening tool is used by the nursing staff to identify and refer patients who are at risk of malnutrition to the Dietician. Early identification can help us to assist you to optimise your nutritional status and maximise your level of participation in the rehabilitation program. Treatment options can include the provision of nutritional supplements and/or modification to your diet as needed. Information and education will be provided to assist you in maintaining and improving your nutrition during the course of your admission and on discharge.

Our service aims to:

  • Identify any special requirements in relation to food and fluid intakes
  • Support all nutritional needs including medical, preference and religious requirements
  • Reduce complications and illness associated with your condition with dietetic intervention
  • Educate you on healthy eating and other diets appropriate for your individual needs
  • Encourage responsibility for your own health and effective self-monitoring of dietary intake appropriate for your individual needs.
  • Enhance self-confidence and coping strategies in relation to food
  • Ensure you can continue to access the food and nutritional supplements required in the community

Some examples of a referral to the Dietician for individual sessions include:

  • Malnutrition
  • Surgical (pre and post) e.g. Hip/Knee replacements, fractures
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (Crohn’s, IBS, Diverticular disease)
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Allergies
  • Pulmonary disease
  • Enteral Feeds
  • Cancer
  • Coeliac disease
  • Stroke
  • Renal disease

Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare providers

18 North East Road, Walkerville, SA

 8am – 5pm

 08 8168 5700 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

The Geriatric Assessment Unit is a multidisciplinary service led by Senior Consultant Geriatricians.

The program is specifically designed for people over the age of 65 years who may be having issues with one or more of the following:

  • Frail
  • Suffer multiple medical problems
  • Are frequently admitted to hospital
  • Seek medical advice frequently
  • Are prescribed multiple medications
  • Have difficulty managing at home
  • Are suffering falls or risk of falls frequently
  • Have complex medical problems
  • Are chronically disabled

The Geriatric Assessment Unit aims to provide appropriate clinical treatment in a safe environment while endeavouring to restore the patient’s ability to return to independence with the necessary support structure.

The program is funded for patients with private health insurance or if not a member then self funding may be an option.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare providers

42 North East Road, Walkerville, SA

 8am – 5pm

 08 8168 5700 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

Cardiology is the study and treatment of heart disorders. It involves treating all areas related to the heart and arteries, including tests, angioplasty and heart surgery.

Our Cardiac team combines best practice to investigate and manage heart and vascular system disorders.

The Cardiac Rehabilitation program, ‘Heart Health Program’ is a secondary prevention program that is designed to optimise healthy behaviours, to limit the physical and emotional impact of cardiac disease, control cardiac symptoms and reduce the risk of further cardiac events.

Prior to commencement of the program a comprehensive risk factor assessment is conducted and an individualised exercise program. The program is held over six weeks, twice a week, for two hours encompassing warm-up, aerobic work and aerobic conditioning apparatus. The education sessions are conducted by a team of health professionals including a cardiologist, cardiac nurse, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, dietetics, psychology and pharmacy.

Potential benefit include:

  • Better understanding of heart disease
  • Improve exercise capacity
  • Improved confidence and self-eestem, and
  • Decreased blood cholesterol
  • Improvements in blood pressure

A cardiac nurse will be available during the class to answer any health-related questions. Individualised counselling can be organized. The cardiac nurse will liaise with your general practitioner, cardiologist and other allied health professionals to maximize your health needs.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare providers

42 North East Road, Walkerville, SA

 8am – 5pm

 08 8168 5700 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

The Neurological Ambulatory program assists people after a stroke or neurosurgery, or those experiencing a functional decline associated with other neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain- Barre or Parkinson’s Disease. A Multidisciplinary team with Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, psychology and Dietetics is available according to need for 1-1 appointments. If suitable eligible patients can attend a circuit exercise group 1.5 hours run jointly with Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare providers

42 North East Road, Walkerville, SA

 8am – 5pm

 08 8168 5700 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

Patients attending Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital as an inpatient will receive Occupational Therapy to maximise their level of independence and safety in the completion of activities of daily living including personal, domestic and work or leisure activities. Patients will be taught coping strategies to manage activities of daily living. These may include education on techniques to save energy, self-monitoring, falls prevention, stress management and relaxation and individualised treatment interventions relevant to your condition.

Occupational Therapy services are provided within inpatient and outpatient programs. These are delivered in various formats including individual treatment sessions and groups.

Occupational Therapy Aims

  • Effectively enable you to complete your required activities of daily living both physically and cognitively
  • Ensure safe access to your home environment by minimising environmental hazards and prescribing appropriate equipmentand modifications
  • Provide falls prevention information
  • Enhance self-confidence and coping strategies
  • Educate you in regards to community supports and services
  • Individualised treatment programs are completed if you have upper limb problems, decreased balance and strength, visual ,perceptual difficulties, require manual handling training or cognitive and memory issues
  • Maximising your ability to prepare meals independently given appropriate aids/equipment and techniques
  • Return to work planning and advice

Occupational Therapy Patient education and treatment groups

  • Cardiac education groups
  • Energy conservation – saving your bodies energy
  • Breakfast groups/morning tea group
  • Falls prevention education

Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare providers

42 North East Road, Walkerville, SA

 8am – 5pm

 08 8168 5700 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

The reconditioning Oncology program is specifically designed to assist people undergoing treatment for cancer to regain their quality of life and functional ability. The services enables an individual therapy needs to be met in the one location in a goal-directed, highly efficient and well co-ordinated manner.

This program is held over eight weeks, twice a week, for two hours with both an exercise and education or meditation component. The sessions are conducted by a team of health professionals including occupational therapy, nursing, physiotherapy, medical dietetics, psychology and pharmacy.

The program includes the following information sessions:

  • Fatigue management and pacing
  • Goal setting
  • Diet, nutrition and the benefits of exercise
  • Use of medications and assessment
  • Psychological impact of cancer and gaining confidence and coping strategies
  • Complementary therapies and meditation
  • Management of financial affairs
  • Improved endurance and muscle strength

The physiotherapist will assist to co-ordinate your program and help with setting achievable goals.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare providers

42 North East Road, Walkerville, SA

 8am – 5pm

 08 8168 5700 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

The Orthopaedic program assists people with a range of orthopedic conditions improve their function, strength and joint range of movement. Some of these conditions include rehabilitation after total hip or knee replacements, fractured neck of femur, shoulder surgery or spinal surgery. Patients are individually assessed by a physiotherapist and a treatment program is designed for them which may include individual or group based physiotherapy and hydrotherapy.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare providers

18 North East Road, Walkerville, SA

 8am – 5pm

 08 8168 5700 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital provides Physiotherapy services for inpatients and ambulatory program clients.

You will receive an individualised treatment program addressing your specific needs. Each program may include one-to-one sessions, small group/circuit classes and/or hydrotherapy. You may be provided with exercises to undertake between therapy sessions and you are encouraged to complete these to aid your recovery.

Physiotherapy Program Aims

  • Optimise functional mobility, including bed mobility, transfers, walking/wheelchair skills, through individualised assessment and treatment
  • Improve joint range of movement and muscle strength and control required to assist mobility and activities of daily living
  • Enhance self-confidence and coping strategies
  • Educate you in regards to community supports and services
  • Reduce admission and readmission to hospital, optimise quality of life and independence

Inpatient Programs

  • Balance exercise groups are conducted five times per week (30 mins)
  • Orthopaedic exercise groups are conducted six times per week (30 mins)
  • Reconditioning exercise circuits are conducted six times per week (30 mins)
  • Hydrotherapy sessions are conducted six times per week (30 mins)
  • Falls prevention education sessions are conducted (weekly)

Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare providers

18 North East Road, Walkerville, SA

 8am – 5pm

 08 8168 5700 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital provides a Speech Pathology service that operates Monday to Friday for inpatients and ambulatory patients. Patients are referred to the service if they require assessment of and/or treatment for any of the following issues:

  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Slurred speech
  • Problems understanding spoken instructions or messages
  • Difficulty thinking of words or expressing thoughts and feelings
  • Recent problems with reading and writing
  • Changes in voice production (e.g. hoarseness)

Assessment occurs promptly after the patient is referred to the Speech Pathologist. The frequency of therapy is determined following assessment. Daily therapy is available, if required. Education and support is provided to close family members throughout the treatment process. Therapy sessions take place in the patient’s room or the Speech Pathology office and exercises may be left for the patient to complete between sessions. Interpreter services are available when required.

The Speech Pathology Program aims to:

  • Ensure the patient is able to swallow food and fluids safely
  • Ensure all staff and family members involved in the patient’s care are informed about management of the swallowing difficulties
  • Provide a detailed assessment of a patient’s speech and language
  • Ensure all staff and family members are educated regarding maximising communication with the patient
  • Provide interventions to achieve maximum improvement in the patient’s swallowing and speech and language status
  • Enhance the patient’s self-confidence and coping strategies
  • Ensure referral for further Speech Pathology intervention is arranged upon discharge if required

Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare providers

18 North East Road, Walkerville, SA

 8am – 5pm

 08 8168 5700 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

Care and Support 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.

When visiting the hospital

If you have a planned admission to Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital 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.


Disability support at home

Calvary Community Care provides a range of disability services in the home. We support disabled children, adults and older people to be as independent as possible and become actively involved in their local community.

Calvary Community Care can also help with managing Individual Support Package (ISP) and funding allocations


 Calvary Community Care – in your home

1300 66 00 22

DISABILITY SERVICES

At Calvary, we can help with the practical arrangements involved in returning home from hospital. We can also support you during your recovery.

Calvary Community Care

Calvary Community Care’s Hospital to Home Service can be provided under a government subsidised support package (if you’re eligible), delivered on a private basis, or as a combination of the two.

Calvary Community Care can help with everyday tasks to help you recover safely and quickly. It is also useful to consider Community Care services if you have carer, who may not be able to safely move or bathe you; may need a break; or may need time away from home to do other things. Calvary Community Care Services include:

  • Transport to and from hospital appointments and for everyday tasks
  • Cooking and grocery shopping
  • Dressing and showering
  • Cleaning and household maintenance
  • Respite Care

CALVARY COMMUNITY CARE


 Referral not required, your care team will discuss with you

 In your home

 24/7

 1300 66 00 22

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At Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital 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 by your healthcare provider or a member of staff

08 8168 5700

The pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy Services (HPS) is situated off site and will bill you directly for all discharge and non-admission related medications. You may be required to pay the bill first and claim the amount from your health fund.


 Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 5pm

 08 7324 7900