Calvary Mater Newcastle

Calvary Mater Newcastle is a publicly funded 215 bed affiliated hospital located in the Hunter region. The hospital is the major cancer care centre for the Hunter New England Local Health District.

Calvary Mater Newcastle provides an Emergency Department open 24 hours seven days a week, an Intensive Care Unit and 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. The hospital’s Emergency Department sees a wide variety of patients, with a significant number of toxicology and mental health presentations. Four general medicine and three (general and oncologic) surgical teams, each with a diverse group of consultant staff, as well as haematology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, cardiology, gastroenterology, drug and alcohol and clinical toxicology specialist teams provide inpatient care at Calvary Mater Newcastle.

Calvary Mater Newcastle is also a world renowned research facility. Staffed by leading researchers, particularly in oncology, toxicology, psychiatry and palliative care, the hospital is affiliated with many major universities and colleges and numerous international research partners.

Calvary Mater Newcastle is a medium sized hospital, with a distinct culture built upon its Calvary Values of Hospitality, Healing, Stewardship and Respect. Students are welcomed as valued members of clinical teams and expected to participate fully in the provision of clinical care, within the scope of their competence. Calvary Mater Newcastle is located approximately 5km from John Hunter Hospital, and works closely with the clinical schools at John Hunter Hospital and The Maitland Hospital, as part of the ‘Hunter Clinical School’ group, with some simulation and other activities occurring in the Clinical Skills Building at the John Hunter Hospital campus.

Our facilities

Facilities available on-site include:

  • Dedicated Student Hub with internet access and kitchen
  • Seminar, tutorial and meeting rooms
  • Student lockers
  • Showering facilities
  • Health Library
  • Cafeteria
  • Staff car parking and free on-street parking nearby

Our location

Calvary Mater Newcastle is situated in Waratah in the City of Newcastle. Newcastle is a gem just two hours north of Sydney. With plenty of opportunities for sun, sand, and surf, this off the beaten track city is full of fun things to do without the crowds of Sydney. Waratah has abundant parkland, schools, on-street parking and shops within walking distance.

Easy access

The closest train station to Calvary Mater Newcastle is Waratah Train Station located on Station Street, Waratah. It is approximately 1km from the hospital.

Newcastle Transport buses frequently service Calvary Mater Newcastle on Edith, Lorna and Maud Streets, Waratah. Visit Transport Newcastle website

Calvary Mater Newcastle is only 2km from the Callaghan campus of the University of Newcastle, making university facilities highly accessible.

Study-life balance

Students can balance their studies by taking advantage of the many lifestyle features of Newcastle, including:

Our students

The Calvary Mater Newcastle Clinical School is committed to providing world class education and research. Its location and facilities afford students a diverse clinical experience.

With dedicated academic staff, the Calvary Mater Newcastle Clinical School provides a high level of support to all students including support for Indigenous students.

All Joint Medical Program students, enrolled at either University of Newcastle or University of New England, will be able to nominate placements at the Calvary Mater Newcastle Clinical School in the latter years of the program.

Student testimonial

The staff at the Mater are very welcoming and keen to teach. Consultants are happy to chat with you and answer questions any time. Whilst the pace is not as flat chat as some of the bigger hospitals, the smaller case load means you have the opportunity for more hands-on skill development.

I have thoroughly enjoyed all of my placements at the CMN and parking is free in the surrounding streets, which is a huge bonus!"

Contact us

Postal address:

Level 5 New Med II
Calvary Mater Newcastle
Corner of Edith & Platt Streets
Waratah NSW  2298

Ph: +61 2 4055 7577

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.