St Vincent’s Curran Foundation

Philanthropy has been at the heart of St Vincent’s, ever since the Sisters of Charity opened the doors of their first Hospital in 1857. Since then the Hospitals have heavily relied on voluntary contributions and community support to provide exceptional care to all.

The Curran Foundation was established in 1980s in response to funding shortages at
St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and established a lasting endowment fund. Thirty five years later this community fundraising group merged with the fundraising department of
St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney to become the St Vincent’s Curran Foundation, the fundraising group for all St Vincent’s Hospitals and Facilities in New South Wales.

St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney

A full service acute public teaching hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney houses several specialty training and research units that are internationally recognised as centres of excellence. These include heart and lung transplantation, bone marrow transplantation, cardiology, cancer care, HIV/AIDS, respiratory medicine, mental health, and drug and alcohol services.

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St Vincent's Private Hospital Sydney

Working in partnership with patients and their families, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney takes a compassionate and holistic approach to healthcare and provides the highest level of therapeutic, medical and surgical services. The Hospital is a leading centre for education and research, committed to the ongoing training and development of healthcare professionals.

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St Vincent's Private Community Hospital Griffith

Opened in 2016, St Vincent’s Private Community Hospital Griffith is a 20 bed hospital providing day and night hospital beds, operating theatres and consulting suites. Improving the availability, choice, access and quality of specialist healthcare services in the Murrumbidgee region will significantly reduce the need for local residents to travel long distances to access private healthcare.

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Sacred Heart Health Service

Sacred Heart Health Service is a leading provider of palliative care and rehabilitation services, supporting patients through pain control and symptom management, nursing and pastoral support. Sacred Heart also provides palliative medical outreach clinics to towns in regional New South Wales. Sacred Heart also has an active clinical research program, furthering the development of new management techniques of symptoms such as pain, nausea, constipation and breathlessness.

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Sisters of Charity

In 1838, five Sisters of Charity travelled from Ireland to Sydney to help convict women. When the 1853 influenza epidemic caused a huge loss of life, the nuns decided to create a free hospital for all people, irrespective of wealth, race or religion. They secured enough community funding to build a 20-bed hospital. Today, the significant training and research activities at St Vincent’s continue to be supported by generous benefactors.

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Meet Our People

Put some faces to the names and meet the team at the St Vincent’s Curran Foundation!