Campus Planning

St Vincent’s Integrated Healthcare Campus, Darlinghurst

St Vincent’s has embarked upon a journey to ensure that the St Vincent’s Integrated Healthcare Campus, Darlinghurst has both the physical capacity and agility to respond to growing demand and the changing healthcare landscape while remaining true to the mission and values of the founding Sisters of Charity.

In planning for future, St Vincent’s has determined both the type of services to be provided as well as the most innovative healthcare models to ensure that the St Vincent’s Campus remains at the cutting edge of medical science and healthcare delivery.

This planning process led to the launch of the St Vincent's Integrated Healthcare Campus Clinical Services Strategy. This provides a roadmap for how the St Vincent’s Integrated Healthcare Campus will respond to the future needs of both the local community and patients referred from across NSW.

Concurrent with the establishment of the Clinical Services Strategy and Plan, St Vincent’s has undertaken a planning process to ensure that the Campus has the building infrastructure to support these growing demands and evolving trends in healthcare delivery.

St Vincent’s Darlinghurst Integrated Campus Redevelopment 

In 2020, St Vincent’s was provided with a $25 million Capital Works Grant to commence planning of the St Vincent’s Darlinghurst Integrated Campus Redevelopment, including an initial two clinical redesign projects, already under way. These are: 

  • Additional ICU beds to address very high ICU occupancy and meet demand for our flagship specialist services in heart and lung transplantation and other cardiothoracic surgery, trauma and other complex surgery. 
  • Additional consultation and treatment spaces in the Heart Lung Clinic to address growing demand. 

The Capital Works Grant also enabled St Vincent’s to progress planning for a significant clinical redevelopment and expansion project, which involves the demolition of the existing Cahill-Cater buildings and replacement with a new building, as well as refurbishment of part of the existing Xavier/Aikenhead buildings. 

Pending funding, this exciting project will deliver additional capacity for one of St Vincent’s flagship clinical services, the Heart Lung Institute, additional operating theatres & procedural rooms, inpatient mental health facilities, as well as expanded ambulatory, imaging and pathology services.

The proposed redevelopment will maximise opportunities afforded by the co-location with St Vincent’s Private and deliver significant benefits for the Precinct, as well as for the broader St Vincent’s community.