-Patient Stories

Bereaved Family Meetings

In the last two years, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne has initiated family meetings with the bereaved partners and families of patients who have passed away unexpectedly. The Mission Integration Manager makes an early phone call to the family within 24-48 hours of the unexpected death, to the patient’s next [...]

2019-02-19T03:56:53+00:00Patient Stories|

SVPHM: the first Victorian private hospital to introduce CPAP

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne recently completed the introduction of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) into the hospital's Special Care Nursery. We are the first private hospital in Victoria to provide high level respiratory care -Continuous Positive Airway Pressure – or CPAP, in the neonatal nursery, after first introducing High [...]

2019-02-19T04:13:06+00:00Patient Stories|

St Vincent’s Sydney and Melbourne Perioperative Thermal Care Collaborative

The St Vincent’s Perioperative Thermal Care Collaborative is a joint project that is currently implementing and evaluating a thermal care bundle for the prevention of perioperative hypothermia in adult surgical patients. A care bundle comprises a small set of evidence-based recommendations that are expected to significantly improve patient outcomes when [...]

Wear Green for Premature Babies Awareness Day 2015

On Wednesday I was delighted to join L'il Aussie Prems Vice President Andrena Taylor and Treasurer, Carolyn Lindsey, at our Fitzroy campus to recognise Wear Green for Premature Babies Awareness Day. Wear Green for Premmies is run by the team of volunteers at the L’il Aussie Prems Foundation. The foundation raises awareness of premature birth and the [...]

International Women’s Day 2015: Domestic Violence Awareness Program

Last week I was fortunate to be able to attend the UN Women Australia International Women’s Day Breakfast in Melbourne. Panellists included UN Women Country Programme Coordinator, Mele Maualaivao, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Marcus Laithwaite, and Journalist and Author, Catherine Fox. Catherine Fox discussed the importance of making lasting change [...]