About Calvary Wakefield Hospital

Calvary Wakefield Hospital, located in the heart of Adelaide, is a private hospital recognised for clinical excellence. We specialise in acute medical and surgical care, and are one of South Australia’s largest providers of orthopaedic, cardiac, and neurosurgical services. The hospital is the only private provider of 24/7 accident and emergency care.

The hospital prides itself on providing a cardic centre of excellence, unparalled in the South Australian private sector. There when you need it 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The hospital is a signifcant provider of neurosurgical and spinal surgical services, specialising in all aspects of general neurosugery and disease of the central nervous system.

The operating theatres are equipped to manage highly specialised procedures and is supported by a 14-bed level 3 intensive care unit for any patient should they require monitoring for any medical or surgical conditions. The ICU is headed up with specialist intensivists with extensive experience 24 hours a day.

Calvary Wakefield Hospital is proud to associate with a large team of multi specialist surgeons and physicians who are leaders in their field and committed to providing the highest level of clinical care to their patients. Our patients are of the utmost importance to us and we are dedicated to achieving the highest standards of patient care and comfort.

Calvary Wakefield Hospital is one of Adelaide’s first private hospitals. It has been providing quality services to the community for over 130 years.

Calvary Wakefield Hospital acknowledges that we are on the traditional country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.

Originally Wakefield Street Private Hospital established in 1883, the hospital was purchased in May 2006 by The Little Company of Mary Healthcare (LCMHC) and renamed Calvary Wakefield Hospital.

 We now employ over 600 staff, have key relationships with a range of expert medical specialists and provide care to over 27,000 people each year from our local community and beyond.

This legacy and a contemporary commitment to excellence in holistic patient care remains central to all the services provided by Calvary North Adelaide Hospital.

Calvary Wakefield Hospital is a Catholic not-for-profit organisation, investing its returns to improve and develop facilities, staff and services for the continuing benefit of the community.

Calvary Wakefield Hospital Executive Team

Juanita Ielasi

Juanita Ielasi
Chief Executive Officer

Samara Szymaniak

Samara Szymaniak
Director of Clinical Services

Director Finance Scott Prettejohn

Scott Prettejohn
Director of Finance

Susan Holoubek

Susan Holoubek
Director of Mission

If you would like to contact the Calvary Wakefield Hospital Executive Team, please call 08 8405 3506.

Community Advisory Council

Local consumers and communities provide advice to assist us to make the best decisions when it comes to planning and evaluating our services.

Calvary representatives

  • Dr Susan Holoubek
    Director of Mission, Calvary Wakefield Hospital
  • Sharon Rickards
    Manager of Clinical Safety, Quality and Risk, Calvary Wakefield Hospital