We offer a range of amenities at Calvary St Luke’s Hospital.
Calvary St Luke’s Hospital has been designed so that everyone can easily access our facilities, using inclined walkways and ramps throughout. All levels of our hospital are accessible by lifts.
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 asking the nurse caring for you.
If you’re arriving by car and need a wheelchair, or assistance getting to or from your appointment, please phone 03 6335 3333 for help.
We provide all patients with free-to-air television at their bedside and there’s no charge for this service.
Calvary Café in the main foyer. Open Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm.
Snack and drink vending machine in located in the main foyer.
The chapel is located on the third floor, is open at all times, and provides a calm and restful environment for all patients, visitors and staff. Please ask at reception for directions. For Chaplaincy Services please ask a Pastoral Carer or a staff member.
Hand and Foot massage volunteers attend the Melwood Palliative Care Unit regularly to provide support and comfort to patients. The massages are freely given and very popular with the patients, adding to the holistic care offered at Calvary St Luke’s Hospital.
Should you feel the need for a little pampering during your stay we can arrange for a hairdresser to visit the hospital.
At Calvary St Luke’s 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 onsite dispensing pharmacy at Calvary St Luke’s Hospital will provide discharged patients with a short supply of their prescribed medications. HPS Pharmacies can also fill prescriptions for public patients that have been written by a doctor associated with the hospital.
HPS’ experienced team of Pharmacists provide hospital patients with a range of pharmacy services, including medication supply, clinical monitoring and patient counselling and education.
Due to varying patient needs and individual Health Fund conditions, HPS Pharmacies asks that you have available all Pension, Safety Net and Veterans Affairs entitlement cards, as well as records of dispensed medication, to ensure the correct medication charges are applied. Additionally, upon discharge from the hospital, please visit the pharmacy to pay your account.
As a service to you, a pharmacist review of any medication changes that have occurred whist an inpatient can be arranged through the unit manager.
Please note: All discharge medication will be billed by the pharmacist to you direct.
For more information, contact HPS Pharmacies
Post for delivery can be left at reception.
Any mail that may arrive for you after discharge will be readdressed to your home address.
For a list of visitor accommodation available near Calvary St Luke’s Hospital, please visit our accommodation page.
Seating is available in our Café and reception area in the ground level foyer. There is a family room located within Melwood Palliative Care Unit.