Calvary Mater Newcastle is a publicly funded Affiliated Health Organisation under the Health Services Act 1997 owned by the Little Company of Mary Health Care Ltd., and operated by Calvary Health Care (Newcastle) Ltd.

Calvary Mater Newcastle provides contractual services to the Hunter New  England Local Health District (HNELHD) as detailed in the service agreement.  The hospital has 208 beds and delivers in excess of 350,000 non-inpatient services (2016/17).

In 2005 to 2009 Calvary Mater Newcastle underwent a $210 million redevelopment as part of one of the New South Wales State Government’s first health facility Public Private Partnership funding ventures.  As a result of the funding model the provision of non-clinical services were transferred to the Novacare consortium.  During the redevelopment a $34 million 100 bed acute Mental Health Facility was also collocated on the Calvary Mater Newcastle campus.  The Mental Health facility is operated by HNELHD and also includes Community Mental Health Services.

Calvary Mater Newcastle is classified as a tertiary referral hospital which provides district and tertiary, Emergency, Clinical Toxicology, Coronary Care, Intensive Care, Drug and Alcohol, General Medicine, General Surgery, Haematology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care services for the Hunter region and beyond.  Calvary Mater Newcastle is the major cancer care centre for the Local District and is a major research facility and has academic and teaching affiliations with the University of Newcastle and other national and international partners.

For the financial year 2016/17 patient data is as follows:

·         Total admissions 17,599.

·         Emergency Department attendances 36,961.

·         Non-inpatient occasions of services 350,000.

Total staff on payroll 1,200.

Link to Mater Newcastle website

Link to Calvary Pallative Care Research