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Meet Our People

Rebecca Morris and Chloe Martinich We were very proud when Rebecca Morris (NUM A/PACU) and Chloe Martinich (ANUM A/PACU) delivered a presentation at the IPCAN Conference last year in Copenhagen on their emergency response package called Can’t Intubate, Can’t Oxygenate (CICO). The CICO kit is designed to be easily accessible [...]

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Beating the Beast of MND

Last week I was able to attend our education seminar on Motor Neurone Disease (MND) with special guests, Neurologist Dr Katrina Reardon and Mr Neale Daniher. As a lifetime Melbourne Football Club supporter, it was a wonderful privilege for me to introduce Neale Daniher, who achieved great success as an AFL [...]

Reducing the risks of bowel cancer

Each year a group of cancers kills more Australians than prostate and breast cancers combined. More than 24,000 Australians are diagnosed with it each year and, with lower survival rates than other well-known cancers, 33 Australians die of it each day. Yet you are unlikely to hear about gut or [...]

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Our Healing Ministry

The rich history entrusted to us via the legacy of Mary Aikenhead and the Sisters of Charity.  We are inspired to serve others through the healing ministry of Jesus.  It is the most distinctive element of Catholic not-for-profit healthcare. The way we see it there are three important elements: To [...]

National Volunteer Week 2016

On Tuesday this week we held a celebration to say thank you to our team of volunteers. Volunteers work within the hospital, assisting in a wide range of tasks, they meet and greet our patients and support them with a myriad of things; from showing them to their rooms, arranging flowers [...]

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A Pilgrimage with the Sisters of Charity

I recently had the privilege to travel to Ireland with 27 pilgrims to follow in the footsteps of Sr Mary Aikenhead, the foundress of the Sisters of Charity over 200 years ago. My fellow pilgrims were from health and education ministries across Australia along with four sisters of charity. We travelled [...]

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Going Green in Special Care Nursery

St Vincent's Private Hospital Melbourne (SVPHM) celebrated ‘Wear Green For Premmies Day’ this week with an event designed to bring awareness to premature babies, the medical professionals who care for them, and our Special Care Nursery (SCN). Attending our ‘Green Lunch’ were current and previous patients, SCN nurses, obstetricians, paediatric doctors and executive staff. The foundation [...]