Member Contact: Megan Robertson
Position: Director of Research
Industry: Hospital & Healthcare
St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne is one of Australia's most respected providers of public healthcare, with a reputation for care and innovation that is second to none. Our clinical education program is high achieving and award-winning, and our research program has a strong international reputation in translational research and biomedical engineering.
We are part of the St Vincent's Health Australia group, a Catholic not-for-profit healthcare provider which is Australia's 12th largest privately held company. A $2 billion organisation, the group's 16,000 employees offer more than one million occasions of care a year from 27 public and private hospitals and aged care facilities that stretch along the eastern seaboard.
St Vincent's Melbourne was founded in 1893 by the Sisters of Charity, who were pioneering and determined in their commitment to offering first-class healthcare to the community, especially the marginalised and disadvantaged. Each successive generation of clinicians and administrators has taken up the mantle, driving the growth of St Vincent's into a premier tertiary academic health service.
St Vincent's Melbourne provides a comprehensive suite of medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, allied health, specialist clinics, diagnostics, and community and outreach services. The quality of our specialist aged care, palliative care, mental health services, and correctional healthcare is widely recognised. We have three main campuses - St Vincent's Hospital in Fitzroy, and St George's Health Service and Caritas Christi Hospice in Kew - and offer services from another dozen sites across greater Melbourne.
While our primary catchment takes in four metropolitan municipalities, more than half our patients live beyond these borders, with 11 percent coming from rural and regional Victoria. We also deliver services in communities far beyond Melbourne, including mobile lithotripsy and dialysis satellite centres. Close to 50 percent of our patients come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. St Vincent's has long been at the forefront of healthcare for Victoria's Aboriginal community and is the state's largest metropolitan provider for adults, delivering over 5,000 occasions of care yearly.