Who We

Founded by the Sisters of Charity more than 175 years ago, St Vincent’s Health Australia is a clinical, research and education leader working in private hospitals, public hospitals, and aged care services in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

Our founder, Mary Aikenhead’s vision, commitment and inspiration lives on in us and the work we do. We bring compassion and the love of Jesus to the many who are in need of a word of hope and encouragement, a helping hand, and a listening ear.

Our Services

aged care
residential aged
care beds

Our Mission

As a Catholic health care service we bring God’s love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus. We are especially committed to people who are poor or vulnerable.

Our Values

Compassion, Justice, Integrity, Excellence

Our Creed

We believe in the dignity of all people because each one is created in God's image. We are committed to justice and compassionate care for all.

Our Vision

We lead through research driven, excellent and compassionate health and aged care.

Key Performance

Opening of the $67 million St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee which is designed to serve the health needs of 16,000 people annually.
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne celebrates its 125 th anniversary.
Construction and opening of the $30 million Clive Berghofer Operating Theatre Suite – adding six new state-of-the-art operating theatres – at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Toowoomba
Completion of St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney’s new, 13-storey East Wing with 50 additional beds, a new ambulatory care service, two new theatres, and additional doctors’ suites.
$153 million invested in Mission-related services for disadvantaged patients and residents.
The second season of the National Geographic Channel’s Miracle Hospital goes to air profiling the life-saving efforts of St Vincent’s staff across both public and private hospitals.
Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery researchers successfully test the ‘Biopen’, which uses 3D technology to repair damage to bones and muscles and prevent osteoarthritis.
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne becomes the first private hospital in Victoria to install Brainlab Airo technology, providing practitioners with live, in-hospital, in-theatre images that allows them to navigate into the brain and spine and minimise invasive surgery.
Successful conclusion of the St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane and Bupa pilot to provide more choice for Bupa members in terms of their palliative care, with 89% of participants dying in their preferred place of death.
St Vincent’s Care Services achieves the lowest rate of Lost Time Injury (LTI) incidences for any aged care organisation in Australia and New Zealand.
The Kinghorn Cancer Centre-based Genomic Cancer Medicine Program receives $50 million grant from the Commonwealth – the largest ever genomics grant in Australia – to expand nationally over the next five years.