St Vincent’s Hospital’s – Always here to support our community

Crisis demands agility and compassion. St Vincent’s Hospitals response to COVID-19 is a reflection of this and our commitment to the mission of the Sisters of Charity to care for everyone in our community when they need us the most. With your help, we raised more than $2.7 million to ensure that projects where government funding is not accessible could be immediately enabled. Your support has allowed St Vincent’s to ensure an agile, compassionate and sustainable response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some of our achievements during this time of need have been supported by our family of donors, including:

  • Being one of the first Hospitals in Sydney to take COVID-19 testing to the community, opening a Pop-Up Testing Clinic and Drive-Through Testing at Bondi, one of our earliest affected communities, then at Rushcutters Bay to address emerging testing needs
  • Establishing a 24/7 Virtual Care Clinic to support COVID-19 positive patients in self isolation and needing medical support when isolating at home
  • Training our nurses and doctors to respond to the complex ventilation and airway needs of COVID-19 patients and opening a dedicated ward
  • Offering our award winning, evidence-based virtual mental health service This Way Up at no cost for all those responding to mental health needs
  • Establishing a COVID-19 homeless health support service to protect the health and wellbeing of the most vulnerable in our community
  • Installing thermal temperature screening cameras at Hospital public entrances to protect patients and staff

We also facilitated equipping St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney with additional equipment for ICU to support St Vincent’s Public Hospital in the treatment of acute COVID-19 patients if required.

Donations also supported a research priority – the ADAPT trial  – which aims to understand the significant differences in innate and adaptive immune responses to and outcomes based on severity of the Corona virus. It is hoped that this study under the leadership of Professor Gail Matthews will help to identify patients at higher risk as well as track long term health outcomes of patients.

Thank you again for your ongoing support.  If you would like to assist, you can donate online or call our team on 1800 800 595.