Calvary Mater Newcastle, a public hospital in Newcastle, NSW, is the major cancer care centre for the Hunter New England Local Health District, delivering more than 340,000 occasions of outpatient services and in excess of 17,000 inpatient treatments per year.
Calvary Mater Newcastle provides an Emergency Department open 24 hours seven days a week, an Intensive Care Unit, extensive palliative care services including the Mercy Hospice. Hunter New England Local Health District’s Mater Mental Health Centre and Breastscreen NSW, are also located on the Mater campus.
Calvary Mater Newcastle is also a world renowned research facility. Staffed by leading researchers in oncology, toxicology, psychiatry and palliative care, we are affiliated with major universities and colleges and international research partners.
Our patients enjoy a redeveloped modern, light and airy environment, surrounded by well-maintained gardens.
Our range of medical and surgical services includes internal medicine, alcohol and drug services, Hunter Drug Information Service and Hospital in the Home. Our surgery division provides services in a pre-procedures clinic, operating theatres, a day surgery unit and recovery room.
The Mater was founded in 1921 by the Sisters of Mercy (Singleton) who handed on ownership and operation of the hospital to the Little Company of Mary Health Care in 2006.
Calvary Mater Newcastle provides public hospital services under a Service Level Agreement with the Local Health District, and is fully accredited by the Australian Council on Health Care Standards [link to https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/standards/nsqhs-standards]. Accreditation is one way we assure the community that Calvary Mater Newcastle meets the high standards of safety and quality set for health care providers and the level of care and service that consumers can expect from our services.