About us
About us

About us

A joint venture between Calvary Health Care and Amplar Health committed to advancing acute hospital-level virtual care, nationwide.

What is the Calvary Amplar Health Joint Venture?

The Calvary Amplar Health Joint Venture is a joint venture between Calvary Health Care and Amplar Health. Backed by the strength of Calvary Health Care and Amplar Health since 2020 and drawing upon over 100 years of healthcare excellence in Australia, we have united our efforts in the form of a Joint Venture to stand at the forefront of delivering exceptional virtual hospital services.

In collaboration with funders, we develop cutting-edge programs powered by clinical expertise and technology, all designed to relieve health system pressures and enable greater access to healthcare.

Our achievements to date include remarkable levels of patient satisfaction, notable decreases in emergency department visits, and significant cost savings.

Who is Calvary Health Care?

Established in 1885 by the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, Calvary Health Care is a not-for-profit Catholic health care organisation.

Calvary Health Care’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate healthcare to the most vulnerable, including those reaching the end of their life. Calvary Health Care delivers care through our hospitals, home and virtual care services, retirement living and residential aged care homes across five states and two territories.

Who is Amplar Health?

Amplar Health is a group of health service providers delivering care across Australia. Amplar Health is focused on improving healthcare experiences and providing greater access, choice, and control for people in Australia to manage their health.

Amplar Health co-create and tailor health solutions with government, businesses, and not-for-profits to deliver on their vision of the best health and wellbeing for Australians.

Amplar Health has been providing a range of health care services for over 30 years and is part of the Medibank group of companies.

High acuity digital healthcare

The Calvary Amplar Health Joint Venture leverages cutting-edge digital healthcare innovations to deliver quality, acute care to patients within the comfort of their own homes. We deliver this through a combination of remote monitoring software and partnership with local service providers to enable face-to-face care.

By leveraging our joint pool of resources and connections, the Calvary Amplar Health Joint Venture can provide agile digital healthcare solutions to provide benefit to referrers and patients alike.

Our successes

200,000 +

Patients have received acute care at home through our programs to date (My Home Hospital and Covid Care at Home).

NSQHS accredited

Accredited as a standalone hospital under the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

30 +

Employed doctors to deliver our programs.

Our programs

My Home Hospital

My Home Hospital is an SA Health service delivered by the Calvary Amplar Health Joint Venture that provides acute, hospital-level care to patients in the comfort and privacy of their own homes.

Since commencing in January 2021, the My Home Hospital service has serviced over 10,000 patients (as of November 2023) in the greater Adelaide region.

We continue to expand our scope to enable delivery of care to a wider range of patients including post-surgical care options that address bed challenges for elective and non-elective surgery.

Covid Care at Home

The Calvary Amplar Health Joint Venture was a leader in the virtual COVID-19 response through the delivery of the Covid Care at Home program.

Covid Care at Home was a key hospital avoidance strategy and demonstrated our expertise and capability to rapidly scale and deliver virtual care across the nation.

A team of remote agents, in collaboration with a clinical workforce managing and triaging each patient, made hundreds of calls daily to COVID-positive patients.

We helped nearly 200,000 COVID-positive patients across Australia, caring for people in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.

Meet the team

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Chief Executive Officer

Sarah McRae

Sarah McRae is the Chief Executive Officer at Calvary Amplar Health Joint Venture, where she has overseen the full accreditation of their Virtual Hospital, against NSQHS Standards as one of the first in Australia. She is an known Executive in Health, and was the Executive of Strategy at the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network and Chief Operating Officer at Women’s and Children’s Health Network, prior to moving into the private sector. She has demonstrated strong leadership and management skills in healthcare settings. Sarah is known as a change champion and has successfully led large-scale strategic, operational and financial improvements to deliver new and innovative initiatives. Her experience working in both public and private healthcare sectors enables her to successfully navigate the current eco-system of health care.

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Executive Medical Director

Dr Emily Kirkpatrick

Emily is an experienced healthcare medical leader, board director, specialist general practitioner and academic, with a proven track record on overseeing and delivering innovative, yet complex health projects. At Calvary Amplar Health, Emily leads and oversees digital transformation, innovation and clinical governance, across the JV virtual programs. With a strong clinical governance background and safety reform agenda, through formal qualifications and as a medical administrator, she is passionate about how innovation can lead to better outcomes.

Emily has held previous roles in the Department for Health and Wellbeing in SA including Executive Director of Community and Primary Care Partnerships, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer at SA Health.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Calvary Amplar Health Joint Venture?

The Calvary Amplar Health Joint Venture is a joint venture between Calvary Health Care and Amplar Health, founded in 2020 to stand at the forefront of delivering exceptional virtual hospital services.

How is the joint venture different to its parent companies?

The Calvary Amplar Health Joint Venture is a separate legal entity to both Calvary Health Care and Amplar Health established to pool both companies’ strengths and drive healthcare innovation through a unique offering.

Partner with us

Our team is passionate about delivering virtual high acuity solutions and is ready to collaborate.