Part of the NSW-based arm of St Vincent’s Health Australia, St Vincent’s Hospital provides significant training and research activities housing several specialty units that are internationally recognised as centres of excellence. These include heart and lung transplantation, bone marrow transplantation, cardiology, cancer care, AIDS/HIV, respiratory medicine, mental health and drug and alcohol services.
Co-located with Sacred Heart Health Service - one of Australia’s largest and leading palliative care and rehabilitation providers offering inpatient and outpatient services. The Hospital’s endeavours are supported by a significant investment in teaching and research both within our facilities but also in partnership with universities and affiliated research institutes, including the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, the Kirby Institute, and St Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research.
Clinically, St Vincent’s provides around 40,000 hospital admissions, 50,000 emergency presentations, and overall, approximately 1.4 million occasions of service for the people of NSW each year, with a high proportion of St Vincent’s activity serving regional citizens in clinical areas such as Cardiothoracic Surgery, ENT and Head and Neck, Tracheostomy, Interventional Cardiology, Transplantations, and Neurosurgery.
Three onsite university partners, Notre Dame Australia, UNSW and Australian Catholic University educate NSW’s future clinicians and researchers. Each of these institutions collaborate with the clinical work undertaken in St Vincent’s Public and St Vincent’s Private Hospitals as well as St Vincent’s Clinic.
In addition, guided by the Mission of our founding Sisters of Charity, St Vincent's is committed to prioritising care for at-risk populations, comprising 36% of in-patient admissions and 34% of emergency department presentations. We are experts in specialised and general clinical care of at-risk people across the state including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people diagnosed with a mental illness, people with substance use disorders, and people with a history of homelessness, and correctional health.