Inspired to Serve

SVHA’s Mission prioritises five key target areas

  • people with mental illness
  • drug and alcohol dependence
  • health needs of those that are homeless
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and
  • health needs of prisoners.

SVHA’s Mission remains strong and continues to grow in distinct ways, including:

  • the encouragement given to staff to continue their inspirational work through our organisation-wide Formation program
  • the many wonderful projects rolled out under the banner of our Inclusive Health Program, providing us with opportunities to meet the needs of society’s most vulnerable people in new ways
  • the growth in our ethics capability

Meeting the health needs of
the homeless

SVHA is a leading provider of homeless health services, particularly for those living rough in the inner city.

One example is Tierney House at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney which is supported by SVHA’s Inclusive Health Program that facilitates significant improvement in the services we provide to those most in need.

Health & Social Advocacy

Advocacy is critical to the Mission of St Vincent’s Health Australia and to our Inclusive Health Strategy. As a Catholic health care provider, we are especially committed to care for the poor and vulnerable and to be an advocate for justice in health care.

In 2016-17, we continued to pursue advocacy in line with SVHA’s enVision2025 strategy. We contributed 10 submissions to government policy processes, published 11 CEO opinion pieces and participated in numerous media interviews on behalf of the people we serve.