Supporting Vincent’s Hospitals during COVID-19


St Vincent’s Hospitals have stepped up to tackle the challenge of caring for the community during this COVID-19 pandemic.

At the Darlinghurst Campus, all St Vincent’s institutions including our Public and Private Hospitals, Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, have been working together as one on a range of treatments, research and critical care pathways.

It is timely to reflect on what we have managed to achieve together at a time of unforeseen need. Some of our proudest achievements have been facilitated by the support of our family of donors.

  • 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 and then Rushcutters Bay to support local communities
  • Establishing a 24/7 Virtual Care Clinic to support COVID-19 positive patients in self isolation and needing medical support
  • Opening our award winning, evidence based virtual mental health service, This Way Up 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

St Vincent’s Curran Foundation contributed $2 million from the St Vincent’s Curran Endowment Fund  in support of St Vincent’s Private and Public Hospitals at Darlinghurst. This funding contributed to the set-up of the 24/7 COVID-19 Virtual Care Clinic, enhancements across the Public Intensive Care Unit and other areas and Private Hospital Intensive Care Unit upgrades.

Funding is also supporting a research study called the ADAPT trial which aims to understand the significant differences in innate and adaptive immune responses and outcomes based on severity of the virus. It is hoped that this study will help to identify patients at higher risk as  well as track long term health outcomes of patients.

Thank you for your support
Your support of our Hospitals, in the past and your ongoing support now, as we step up to care for our community at a time of great need and is vital to their ongoing resilience and ability to respond to this situation in a sustainable way.

If you would like to support St Vincent’s ongoing COVID-19 response and the ADAPT Study you can do so by donating here.

Or you can contact the Foundation team to donate by calling 1800 800 595 or emailing fundraising@stvincents.com.au

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