St Vincent's Private Hospital

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St Vincent's Private Hospital, Melbourne
St Vincents & Mercy Private Hospital 1a.jpg
Geography
Location Victoria, Australia
Coordinates 37°48′31″S 144°58′27″E / 37.8085°S 144.9742°E / -37.8085; 144.9742Coordinates: 37°48′31″S 144°58′27″E / 37.8085°S 144.9742°E / -37.8085; 144.9742
Services
Beds 480
History
Founded 1998[1]
Links
Website www.svpm.com.au
Not to be confused with St Vincent's Private Hospital, Sydney.

St Vincent's Private Hospital (formerly known as St Vincent's & Mercy Private Hospital) is a hospital in Victoria of Australia that 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 Vincent's Private Hospital purchased Vimy House Private Hospital in 2008, creating the third campus. Across the three sites, St Vincent's Private has a capacity of over 500 beds.

Major specialities include interventional cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, obstetrics, neurosurgery and orthopaedics, paediatrics, ENT, hand surgery, oncology and general surgery.

St Vincent's Private Hospital also runs a comprehensive social accountability program. Approximately 300 meals per week are supplied to St Mary's House of Welcome and THe Wellington 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 a local private College. The hospital provides support to the 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.[2]

St Vincent's Private East Melbourne foundation plaque 1934.jpg

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  1. ^ Our history, St Vincents & Mercy Private
  2. ^ Helping the community / Environment, St Vincents & Mercy Private

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