Services and Clinics

At Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital we offer a high standard of patient care to the communities of Launceston and its surrounds, as well as a comprehensive range of health services.

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

Clinics, Surgery and Specialist Centres

Calvary reinvests in a range of Specialty Service Centres to meet the needs of our local communities.

 

At Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital the High Dependency Unit provides special care and monitoring for patients with serious medical and surgical conditions.


Referral by Calvary accredited GP’s or healthcare provider

Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital, Level 3

24/7

03 6332 4999

The Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital Pre-admission Clinic is a free service located at St Luke’s Hospital which provides patients with information and support. Our goal is to better understand your needs and ensure you have a positive stay with us.

How it works

One of our Registered Nurses will see you or contact you approximately one week prior to your admission to hospital to:

  • Discuss your care before and after surgery
  • Check your health history and complete other admission paperwork
  • Provide you with any necessary pre-operative instructions
  • Check you have had any tests ordered by your Doctor
  • Commence discharge planning to help plan for your return home
  • Answer any questions you may have

Referral is not required

Calvary St Luke’s Hospital Pre-admission Clinic, Level 4

Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm

0447 350 770

At Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital we offer surgical procedures for patients who require overnight stays. If you don’t require an overnight stay you will be treated in our day surgery unit.

Surgeries offered at Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital include:

  • Breast surgery
  • Dental surgery
  • General surgery
  • Oral &Maxillofacial surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Urology surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Gynaecology surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Cardiology surgery

Surgery and day surgery


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital, Level 2

Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 5pm

03 6332 4999

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 St Vincent’s 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 team 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 a 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 is not required, your care team will discuss with you

 In your home

 24/7

 1300 66 00 22

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Occupational Therapy helps people take part in everyday activities. They are able to provide occupational therapy assessment and intervention for all cases including:

  • Home assessments and setup
  • Assistive devices and adaptation
  • Personal care tasks
  • Domestic tasks
  • Community access and integration
  • Return to work

At Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital our Occupational Therapists work as part of a multi-disciplinary team covering all inpatient areas as required including:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgical
  • Maternity
  • Medical

Our Occupational Therapists are focused on helping you maintain your independence, mobility and safety. They can look at your home environment and work with you and your family to find the right equipment and suggest minor modifications to make life easier.

Occupational Therapists can help you to organise for minor work to be completed and can help you access to any necessary equipment through the equipment providers around Launceston.


Referral by admitting doctor or any member of the Multidisciplinary team

Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital across all services

03 6332 4999

At Calvary St Vincent’s 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 is not required

Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital across our services

24/7

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

At Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital we have an on-site pharmacy, managed by HPS Pharmacies.

Our Pharmacy stocks a broad range of medications for inpatients including highly specialised medicines such as chemotherapy products. HPS Pharmacies can also fill prescriptions for public patients that have been written by a doctor associated with the hospital.

HPS Pharmacies is located on-site at Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital and also delivers medications to patients at Calvary’s St Luke’s Hospital.

It is important for all patients to bring their current medications and prescriptions when being admitted to hospital as this will assist the clinical pharmacist when performing a medication review.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Level 1, 5 Frederick Street Launceston

Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm, Saturday 9am – 2pm. Closed Sundays and public holidays

03 6236 4110

Physiotherapists assess and develop programs to improve a patient’s strength, mobility, movement and function. Our team offer advice on personal mobility and safety in both individual and group sessions.
Our Physiotherapy team can help with:

  • Education
  • Managing lung conditions
  • Managing lymphoedema
  • Moving around in bed
  • Using equipment such as walking aids, splints and collars
  • Prescribing exercises to help built strength and endurance
  • Transferring from a bed to a chair
  • Walking

At Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital Physiotherapy is provided to:

  • Medical inpatients
  • Post-surgical patients
  • Postnatal patients
  • Rehabilitation patients

Referral by admitting doctor or any member of the Multidisciplinary team

Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital across our services

As required

03 6332 4999

Our rehabilitation program combines the expertise of Medical Specialists, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals to provide you with the highest quality of care.

This multi-disciplinary approach helps in achieving successful outcomes, improving your physical condition and helping you to return to your everyday activities.

We offer rehabilitation for the following situations:

  • Back Surgery
  • Gait Disorders
  • General physical Deterioration
  • Joint replacements
  • Orthopaedic conditions, including factors and joint replacements
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Post major surgery
  • Post major medical conditions
  • Prolonged immobility
  • Spinal surgery

At Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital our Rehabilitation programs often start while that patient is in an acute care setting, then continue as the patient transitions to the Rehabilitation Unit. Programs can also be offered as an outpatient service.

Our Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital Rehabilitation facilities include a gymnasium.


Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital, Level 2

Monday to Friday, 8am – 4.30pm

03 6332 4820

Respite care is provided as

  • Nursing support for a patient when coming home from hospital
  • Short term nursing care in or outside the home
  • A support service for carers. It provides time away from their carer role confident that their loved one is being looked after.

Calvary Community Care

Calvary Community Care provides a range of respite options available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services can be delivered in the home or a Support Worker can accompany the family member while the carer takes a break.


 Referral is not required

 In your home

 24/7

 1300 66 00 22

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Social Work involves working with patients to help them achieve goals and ensure safe discharge from hospital back into the community. Social work is carried out in collaboration with patients and families as well as Doctors, Nurses and other allied health professionals.

Patients may have spent a long time in hospital and it’s important to:

  • Access services that may not previously have been required
  • Make difficult decisions regarding health care
  • Confirm future plans

At Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital, Social Workers help patients with:

  • Aged care placements
  • Adjusting to illness
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Community care placements
  • Coordinating family meetings
  • Discharge planning
  • Information and education
  • Post surgery services
  • Short term counselling
  • Transport options

Referral is not required

Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital

As required

03 6332 4999

Tests and Diagnostic Services

Diagnostic services cover a range of scans, x-rays and laboratory tests used by Specialists to determine the cause of an illness.

At Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital we offer the following range of diagnostic services.

Endoscopy is a general term covering any procedure that involves examining the interior of the body with an endoscope. Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital has a specialist team that uses cutting-edge technology to carry out all endoscopic treatments.
Endoscopy can be used in the following procedures

  • Bronchoscopy (examination of the lungs)
  • Colonoscopy (examination of the large bowel)
  • Cystoscopy (examination of the bladder)
  • Gastroscopy (examination of the stomach)

Please note:

  • Endoscopy is carried out under anaesthesia, which means you won’t be able to drive home after your procedure.
  • You’ll receive instruction from your GP about preparing for your endoscopy. Please follow them carefully.

Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital, Level 2

Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 5pm

03 6332 4999

At Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital we have an on-site radiology department, managed by Regional Imaging.

The Radiology Service at Calvary St Vincent’s Hospital can help with: 

  • General Ultrasounds
  • Mammography and Breast Biopsy
  • Musculoskeletal imaging
  • Multi-slice Computed Tomography (CT) Scans
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Orthopantomography (OPG)
  • Vascular and Soft Tissue Ultrasound
  • X-rays

Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare provider

5 Frederick Street, Launceston, TAS 7250

Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm and Sunday, 9am – 12pm

03 6332 7400

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