St Vincents & Mercy Private Hospital
|St Vincent's Private Hospital, Melbourne|
'St Vincent's Private Hospital, Melbourne" was formerly known as "St. Vincent's & Mercy Private. It is a hospital in Victoria of Australia, which is located across three campuses in the Melbourne suburbs of Fitzroy, East Melbourne and Kew. Each campus is designated St Vincent's Private Hospital, and the suburb (Fitzroy/East Melbourne/Kew). The private hospital was owned by the catholic Sisters of Charity and the Sisters of Mercy, as a result of a joint venture that commenced in 1998. The merger, of facilities owned by two different religious orders, was the first of its kind. The facility is now owned by the catholic Sisters of Charity.
The Sisters of Charity and Sisters of Mercy, had run the St.Vincent's Private and Mercy Private hospitals independently, for more than 70 years before merging.
St Vincents & Mercy Private purchased Vimy House Private Hospital in 2008, creating the third campus. Across the three sites, St Vincent's Private has a capacity of 480 beds.
Major specialities include interventional cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, obstetrics, neurosurgery and orthopaedics.
St Vincents & Mercy Private also runs a comprehensive social accountability program. Approximately 300 meals per week are supplied to St Mary's House of Welcome and Ozanam Community Centre. The hospital funds an ACU scholarship for nursing students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage, and provides two scholarships for refugee children in the community to complete their education at Xavier College. The hospital provides support to Moira Kelly's Children First Foundation, Mercy Care and The Way. Staff are also given the opportunity to apply for community leave in order to undertake volunteer service in a charity.
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