The Jarry Family

“Nurses are what make St Vincent’s exceptional”

When Malinda Jarry died suddenly in 2005, her parents founded The Jarry Fund for Nurse Education at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney to honour their daughter and express their gratitude for the compassionate care of the ICU nurses who looked after her.

Recognising nurses are the primary care-givers in what can be a foreboding environment, Kevin and Barbara Jarry wanted to support development of St Vincent’s nurses through specialist training.

With education essential to the ongoing success and continuation of excellent care, the Jarry’s became staunch champions of ensuring nurses across St Vincent’s develop their clinical expertise and leadership potential and ultimately improve care for many patients like Malinda in the future.

Following Kevin’s passing in 2014, Barbara has continued be a strong advocate for St Vincent’s. Today more than $1 million has been raised for post-graduate scholarships and professional development opportunities for the Hospital’s nurses.