As we continue to learn to live in a world with COVID-19, the values embedded in our St Vincent’s mission have shone through our response, with our Hospital leadership and staff having once again gone “above and beyond” to ensure the best possible patient care.
Despite the day-to-day challenges posed through the recent winter months, with your support, our Hospitals have made progress on important projects which will result in significant improvements.
The combined generosity of all our donors continues to enable the vision of St Vincent’s Hospitals to be the best at caring for the most vulnerable in our community. We would like to thank you all for your ongoing support, with our 2022 Spring Highlights newsletter celebrating some of the amazing projects coming to fruition as a result.
With the arrival of spring and a range of upcoming events being planned, I hope to be able to see you soon to thank you in person.
Shanthini Naidoo, CEO St Vincent’s Curran Foundation
St Vincent’s launches Men’s Health Project
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect men, accounting for one in eight male cancer deaths. St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney has launched the St Vincent’s Men’s Health Project to improve equality in prostate cancer treatment, designing and establishing a cross-campus “one-door approach” to coordinate cancer care and address some of the key side effects of treatment.
New trauma theatre becomes operational
St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney and St Vincent’s Curran Foundation are pleased to announce that the new Ernest Heine Family Foundation Emergency Trauma Operating Theatre and the Sutton Family Emergency Operating Theatre Control Room were completed in August 2022 for the public hospital and are now fully operational supporting the lifesaving work of our surgical teams.
Heart Lung clinic upgrade and ICU appeal
For more than 50 years, St Vincent’s has led breakthroughs that have changed how modern medicine is delivered in Australia, particularly in cardiothoracic care. Our vision is to formally establish the St Vincent’s Heart Lung Centre of Excellence, with our current fundraising priority securing support for the expansion of the Heart Lung Clinic and new ICU Care Pods.
New generation robots support minimally-invasive surgery
In 2017, the Foundation launched the Robotics and Precision Medicine campaign to ensure St Vincent’s Private Hospital remained at the cutting edge of life-saving and minimally invasive surgical technology. We are delighted to share that with the help of our Private Hospital supporters, several new generation robotic assisted surgical devices and systems have been purchased.
A milestone for regional healthcare
On Friday 26 August we hosted the St Vincent’s Griffith Business Luncheon at Piccolo Family Farms with 70 guests including leaders from key businesses and families from the Murrumbidgee Region, and guest speaker Frank Calabria, CEO, Origin Energy. Speakers discussed establishing the Regional Health Hub which aims to address pressing health concerns in four key areas, cardiology, gastroenterology, Ear, Nose & Throat, and Orthopaedic services.
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Upcoming Events: Join us for the inaugural St Vincent’s Charity Cricket Challenge on Sunday 9 October
Hosted by the Sydney Cricket Club at their home ground of Drummoyne Oval, join us for a day of competition, fun and camaraderie featuring some of NSW Cricket’s upcoming stars, as well as St Vincent’s Hospital clinicians, Corporate Partners and donors as they join together to play cricket in support of St Vincent’s vision to establish a Centre of Excellence in Cellular Therapies led by Professor John Moore, Chong Family Director of Cellular Therapies.
The competition commences at 10.00 am with the final scheduled for around 4.00 pm. Refreshments and beverages will be available at the ground or BYO picnic.
For further information, please contact us at email@example.com or call 1800 800 595 with any questions.