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Lights go out on Calvary Hospital signs

Sign of the times as the new North Canberra Hospital signage goes into place. Photo: Andrew Campbell.

Snapper ANDREW CAMPBELL spotted workmen replacing signage at the former Calvary Public Hospital in Bruce on Thursday night, a sign that the ACT government’s takeover and ownership of the former privately run public hospital is complete.

The government controversially acquired the better-performing northside hospital last year in the face of strong community, political and Catholic opposition.

It is now called North Canberra Hospital and the signs were changed at the entrances to the hospital on Haydon Drive.

An official told Campbell that the signs weren’t being replaced in the dead of night, but the change was delayed due to “unforeseen circumstances” in the afternoon.

Discarded signage of the former Calvary Public Hospital at Bruce. Photo: Andrew Campbell


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One Response to Lights go out on Calvary Hospital signs

Merilyn McDonald says: 2 April 2024 at 10:05 am

The Little Company of Mary through and by our Lord Jesus Christ in Holy Spirit by God our Heavenly Father and Creator through God’s devout and faithful for decades centuries have built all Catholic Churches Hospitals Schools , nursed and educated both Catholics and non Catholics the public through Sisters Doctors and lay teachers . During war times and throughout the hardest significant drought years. Very sad that government again wanted this land and to do a takeover. No Saints of God’s remaining at present most in Heaven including Saint Mary MacKillop ( McDonald ) whom Jesus and Holy Mother Mary worked through profusely hearing and answering The Holy Rosary and other Prayers . Difference between Practicing Praying Catholics and Non Practicing Catholics using excuses to remain faithful and do God’s Holy Divine Will turning to Jesus Christ in trust and many wonderful things accomplished by God. Great thing is that Jesus Divine Mercy Novena in recent years prayed along with The Holy Rosary again fervently by many Catholics . Heard and answered. Leave Most Holy Mother Mary’s Statue as Our Divine Holy Mother founded all of Her Calvary Hospitals. Thankyou.


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