Private Hospitals Division

We continue to focus on delivering the priorities for our Private Hospitals Division in SVHA’s enVision2025 strategy including:

  • Safety – our safety performance exceeded expectations and we have established a new benchmark in safety, with staff injury rates reducing below other major health care providers
  • Exceptional clinical performance – meeting or exceeding Australian Council on Healthcare Standards industry benchmarks in key clinical indicators for patient safety and quality standards.

Public Hospitals Division

St Vincent’s Public Hospital Division’s aspiration for 2025 is to continue to be a pre-eminent provider of public health services in Australia, increasing the number of people we serve and bringing integrated and innovative models of care to our patients.

Our strategic priorities include:

  • expanding existing facilities in NSW and Victoria; both in ambulatory care and additional in-patient beds
  • establish a footprint in growth corridors via satellite services, new satellite facilities and new hospitals, and
  • extend our focus and impact on our targeted poor and vulnerable populations to address the social determinants of health, including providing primary care.

Aged Care Division

In line with our enVision2025 targets, 2016-17 has been a year of significant growth and expansion for our aged care division, St Vincent’s Care Services (SVCS). We opened three new facilities in three separate states, undertook major extension and refurbishment works at a number of facilities and finalised the transition of two facilities from other providers.

We have achieved all this at a time when the aged care sector is experiencing significant change.


As one of the key pillars in the SHVA enVision2025 strategy, research is supported at all levels and driven by our expert clinicians, scientists and researchers all focused on improving care for our community.

Medical research underpins our approach to patient care. In turn, our researchers are inspired by the patients they see every day, and are driven by a desire to improve their patients’ quality of life.

Environmental Performance

SVHA’s National Energy Action Program is designed to help keep our energy costs down and reduce our carbon footprint through a range of energy efficiency solutions. The first of these is the installation and commissioning of Solar PV systems across 16 of our facilities.

the way we treat
neurological conditions

For Natalie Kallelea, every day was a struggle. Suffering from severe epilepsy, Natalie spent many years incapacitated by multiple daily seizures. But, thanks to a world-first procedure led by Director of Neurology at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Professor Mark Cook, Natalie now has a chance at a normal life.