2020 Endowment Grants Announced

The St Vincent’s Curran Endowment was established in 1984 to ensure discretionary funds were available in times of extraordinary need, and this was never more welcome than in 2020.

In line with the vision of the Founders of the Endowment, Paul and Elizabeth Curran, a special Endowment grant of $450,000 was given to the Hospital to assist with COVID-19 response projects, including community testing, telehealth services, and a virtual care clinic, all of direct benefit to our patients.

In addition, we have been able to award $335,128 in further endowment grants supporting 10 projects across St Vincent’s Hospitals and facilities.

These grants provide funding for urgent equipment purchases, innovative medical research projects and ongoing clinical education to ensure St Vincent’s Hospitals can continue to provide the very best care to our patients.

Thank you to the ongoing generosity of our supporters.

The full list of our 2020/21 Endowment Grants are below:

ST VINCENT’S HOSPITAL SYDNEY

Dr Chris Robinson, Director, Innovation & Improvement, received $39,034 for the Virtual Hospital Project for St Vincent’s @ Home for implementation of a new care platform to enable remote patient monitoring and care at home.

Mahjid Shahi, Telehealth Manager, received $39,034 to the Virtual Outpatient Project for St Vincent’s @ Home for telehealth upgraded platform, refined operating procedures, customised models of care.

Corey Adams, Patient Experience Manager, received $39,034 to the ‘Hush’ program to provide more peaceful overnight care for patients, including eyeshields and ear plugs at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney.

Margaret Lazar, Director of Allied Health, received $52,045 to the Allied Health Research project to support Lauren Christie’s research to improve outcomes from the implementation of new models of allied health at the Nursing Research Institute.

ST JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL AUBURN

Lauren Culbert, Nursing and Operations Manager, received $13,011 to upgrade the Boardroom equipment to support virtual meetings at St Joseph’s Hospital.

ST VINCENT’S CORRECTIONAL HEALTH SERVICES

Lis Black, Nurse Education Manager, received $13,011 to support the development of curriculum for a new post-graduate course in Correctional Health Nursing at Parklea.

ST VINCENT’S PRIVATE HOSPITAL SYDNEY

The St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney received $45,539 for the Operating Theatre for purchasing equipment including bronchoscopes and brain scan arrays.

ST VINCENT’S PRIVATE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL GRIFFITH

Gabrielle Wood, General Manager, received $6,505 for the ENT Equipment Fund for the St Vincent’s Private Community Hospital Griffith.