St Vincent’s was built to care for the poor and marginalised and this continues to drive much of our work today. Located in inner Sydney, St Vincent’s Hospital provides a number of services to help our homeless community who are not accessing healthcare or support services. Some of the key services offered by the Hospital include:
- Homeless Outreach – providing assessment, treatment, referral and care coordination to people sleeping rough through numerous clinics and drop-in services in Inner Sydney. The team provide community-based care to reduce the escalation of chronic health conditions and the need for people to come to Hospital.
- Stanford House – a short-term accommodation service at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney offering care to homeless HIV positive patients while doctors address their other chronic physical, drug, alcohol and mental health conditions.
- Tierney House – another short-term residential unit at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, allowing homeless people to recover in a safe environment after a hospital admission. While there, doctors stabilise chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes or mental illness.
The Foundation is proud to support these services and deliver essential healthcare to everyone in need. Funds are needed to continue to support these essential services and provide round the clock care to those in need.