Welcome: Shanthini Naidoo, CEO

In the last three months, our hospitals and community have once again had to deal with the impact of COVID-19. Our frontline workers have been under enormous pressure. They have responded to surging patient numbers, conducting tests and vaccinations, all while facing significant staff shortages.

We have all once again witnessed the extraordinary commitment and tenacity of our colleagues. They continue to provide outstanding care following “The St Vincent’s Way” of our founding Sisters of Charity.


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Specific Articles


A new Springboard for Translational Research and Education

Improving outcomes for patients through research-informed healthcare is at the heart of the St Vincent’s Darlinghurst Research Precinct. Because of this, impressive achievements have been enabled and supported by both public and private funding.

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Welcome to our New Neurosciences Research Team

The Foundation is delighted to welcome Professor Bryce Vissel, Head of the Clinical Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine initiative. Prof Vissel and his senior research team will be based in the St Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research, Lowy Packer Building.

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Arts Health at St Vincent’s: A Legacy Continues

The Sisters of Charity and St Vincent’s Hospital have long understood the importance of art in healing. From the beginning, the Sisters gratefully accepted paintings, drawings, textiles, sculptures and other works. These were displayed in wards, corridors and gardens, bringing comfort and solace to patients and staff.

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2021 Endowment Grants enable Innovation in Patient Care

The St Vincent’s Curran Endowment Fund was established by Paul and Elizabeth Curran in 1984. Since then, it has been providing support across St Vincent’s Hospitals and Facilities in NSW through small to medium sized grants.

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Donors support Managed Alcohol Program

Each year, 1 in 5 Australians experience mental ill health such as depression and anxiety often associated with alcohol and substance misuse. There has been a significant increase in people identifying themselves as suffering from a mental health or addictive disorder since the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Welcome new Foundation and Hospital Leaders

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney and St Vincent’s Private Community Hospital Griffith welcomed Ms Heidi Bayliss as the new CEO in February 2021. This new role will extend Heidi’s impressive career in health spanning more than 30 years. In addition, St Vincent’s Curran Foundation are delighted to welcome Joshua O’Rourke to the role of St Vincent’s Curran Foundation Deputy CEO to assist CEO Shanthini Naidoo and the Foundation team.

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Thank you to our Corporate Partners

St Vincent’s Curran Foundation welcomed our corporate partners and supporters to a panel discussion on Resiliency in December 2021. CUE Clothing Co Pty Ltd continues to provide incredible support for St Vincents, with Executive Director Melanie Levis joining the Nurses Committee and their retail stores supporting with donations from every face mask sold.

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Upcoming Events

Finally, we are staying connected in this time through our series of webinars and videos. In order to view all of our previous Inside St Vincent’s webinars online, visit our YouTube channel.

We are currently developing our schedule of events for the year, please contact us on email svhs.events@svha.org.au or call 1800 800 595 with any questions.