Calvary Mater Hospital is situated in Waratah, Newcastle. With 195 beds and supported by an emergency department and intensive care unit, Calvary Mater Newcastle is the Hunter region’s major centre for oncology (cancer) services, haematology, clinical toxicology and research. The hospital is also home to the Newcastle Melanoma Unit and Hunter BreastScreen, and has a stroke service which provides a seamless care approach to stroke treatment and assessment for people of the Hunter.
Calvary Mater Newcastle is a teaching hospital in affiliation with many teaching institutions and is fully accredited by the Australian Council on Health Care Standards.
1921 marked the beginning of the hospital and provision of health care by the Sisters of Mercy (Singleton) for the people of Newcastle and surrounding areas.
On 9 November 2006, after 85 years, The Sisters of Mercy (Singleton) handed on to The Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, their mission of high quality health care and compassion for the sick of Newcastle and the Hunter - New England region.
An official 'Ceremony of Welcome' was held at Corpus Christi Church, Waratah, to mark the occasion and acknowledge Little Company of Mary Health Care as the new owners of the hospital.
Calvary Mater is a member of Catholic Health Australia (CHA), the national organisation representing more than 680 Catholic health care sponsors, systems, facilities, and related organisations and services. This represents the largest non-government provider grouping of health, aged and health related community care services in Australia.
For more information, visit the Calvary Mater Hospital website.