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Donate Life – Adrian’s Story

It all started in May of 2008, my wife Janine and I had our first overseas holiday booked to Europe. We had saved our money for this for quite some time, our trip of a lifetime. Leading up to this time, I was feeling tired at times and wasn’t always [...]

2021-02-10T22:55:54+00:00Staff Stories|

2020 Feast Day of Mary Aikenhead

Words from our Mission Integration Manager, Julie Wain "Today we celebrate the Feast Day of Mary Aikenhead. For those unfamiliar with our history, Mary Aikenhead was the foundress of the Sisters of Charity and all St Vincent’s hospitals around the world. She was, without a doubt, a remarkable woman and [...]

2021-02-10T22:59:48+00:00Hospital News|

The Nuts and Bolts of Bowel Cancer Screening

The rapid evolution of bowel cancer screening and colonoscopic surveillance guidelines continues to create confusion in primary health care. The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) has been designed to screen for bowel cancer among Australians aged 50-74. What? From 2018 to 2020, every person aged 50 to 74 years [...]

2019-03-04T04:33:29+00:00Hospital News|

Your lungs and how to care for them

May is Lung Health Awareness Month, so we took the opportunity to sit down with Thoracic Surgeon, Mr Naveed Alam from St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne, for a fascinating chat about the low-down on our lungs and how we can take better care of them. We all understand the basic [...]

2019-03-04T04:07:33+00:00Hospital News|

Making noise about the ‘silent’ cancer

Ovarian cancer seems to be one of the ‘tricky’ cancers. Early detection is difficult, often the exact cause is hard to pin down and early symptoms are non-specific. Despite all this, a discussion on the topic with Gynaecological Oncologist, Dr Adam Pendlebury, unveiled a positive future in fighting the disease. [...]

2019-03-04T03:44:53+00:00Hospital News|