David* came to Australia on a temporary working visa to fill an employment shortage while gaining experience and supporting his family back at home. A young man in his 20s, he unexpectedly became very ill with cancer. Unable to work, David lost his job and was no longer covered by his employer’s insurance. Too sick to travel home and far his family, he desperately needed further treatment, including a potentially life-saving bone-marrow transplant.
A Fund for those who have no healthcare
The Healing, Hope and Humanity Fund at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney was established to care for people like David. People who have found themselves in desperate need of medical care but without access to Medicare. It is the Mission of the Sisters of Charity, to care for those in need, regardless of circumstances.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, David was supported by the Healing, Hope and Humanity Fund and is currently getting the treatment he needs.
David is just one of many for whom St Vincent’s is the only option. Earlier this year the Healing Hope and Humanity Fund paid for the urgent treatment and rehabilitation for a religious Sister from the Pacific Islands who needed critical brain surgery.
It also ensures continuation of the Hospital’s dental services for marginalised patients, many of whom are experiencing homelessness or have mental health issues.
Help us help some of our most vulnerable patients
The Healing, Hope and Humanity Fund is made possible thanks to donations and bequests from wonderful supporters who embrace the commitment made by our founding Sisters, that everyone who walks through the doors of St Vincent’s Hospital will be treated with the same care and compassion, regardless of wealth, nationality or religion.
If you’d like to find out more or become a supporter, please contact the Foundation office on 8382 1680 and ask for Loretta or Linda, or donate online now.