St Vincent’s Hospital supporters and doctors have been recognised in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for their outstanding achievements and monumental difference they are making to the health and wellbeing of patients. From all of us at St Vincent’s we thank them for their incredible support and achievements in advancing healthcare in Australia!
Visionary supporter Michael Crouch AC was recognised for his eminent services to the community through his philanthropy. Michael, together with the Grant Family Charitable Trust, have funded the development of the new Centre for Family Based Mental Health Care at St Vincent’s Hospital and the position of Professor of Mental Health Nursing. This pioneering initiative is revolutionising the way doctors, nurses and care practitioners communicate with each other and their patients, family and support workers in approaching mental health problems.
The incredible Anna Guillan AM was also honoured for significant service to the community and healthcare at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney. Anna is Co-Founder and Director of the NELUNE Foundation, a charity which has provided significant funding for cancer care in NSW public hospitals. Anna and the NELUNE Foundation are incredible community champions, having raised more than $7 million for new facilities, equipment and innovative cancer care projects for St Vincent’s Hospital, most recently through a $1.7m commitment to our new Bone Marrow Transplant Ward.
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney supporters, Tony Sukkar AM and Josephine Sukkar AM, were awarded for their work in the construction sector and significant service to the community.
Alan Joyce AC, CEO of QANTAS, a longstanding supporter of St Vincent’s was also honoured for his services to the community.
Our clinicians at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney were also recognised for their incredible life-saving work! Prof Gordian Fulde AO, Director of Emergency at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, was honoured for his distinguished service to emergency medicine and to the community as an advocate for a range of public health issues. Prof Peter MacDonald AM, cardiologist at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, was also acknowledged for his service to medicine in the field of heart transplantation and cardiovascular research. Rabbi Mendel Kastel OAM, the St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney representative for our Jewish patients, was recognised for his service to the community through social welfare.
A special mention goes to John Shine AC, Honourary Life Member of the Foundation and former Executive Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. John was honoured for his extensive scientific research career, including key advances in DNA cloning and gene expression.
Thank you to all for your ongoing support and dedication to helping St Vincent’s Hospitals and our patients!