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 cardiac centre of excellence, unparalleled in the South Australian private sector. There when you need it 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The hospital is a significant provider of neurosurgical and spinal surgical services, specialising in all aspects of general neurosurgery 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 remain 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.


Regional Management Team - SA - Hospitals

Sharon Kendall

SA Regional Chief Executive Officer

Susan Holoubek

SA Director of Mission

Emma Poland

SA Regional Manager, Operations

Calvary Wakefield Hospital Executive Team

Kerrie Hayes

Acting General Manager

Professor Debra Moen

Acting Deputy General Manager

Samara Szymaniak

Director of Clinical Services

Scott Prettejohn

Director of Finance

Sarah Hyde

Business Development Manager

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