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St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney operates is an integrated organisation of clinical services and is a not-for-profit organisation operating under the stewardship of Mary Aikenhead Ministries. Its facilities include St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service, St Joseph’s Hospital in Auburn, and St Vincent’s Correctional Health being correctional healthcare provided at Parklea Correctional Complex.
Having been founded in 1857 by the sisters of Charity, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney is today one of Australia’s most iconic and highly regarded Hospitals, functioning as a principal referral and tertiary, public teaching hospital. All staff at St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney strive to deliver the highest quality of patient care and we are committed to continuing the Mission of our founding Sisters of Charity in service of the poor and disadvantaged across all services. Our core values are compassion, justice, integrity and excellence. As part of our Mission, we are committed to the provision of compassionate care for all patients, their families and carers and the communities we serve.
Part of St Vincent’s Health Australia, the St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney 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 and mental health.
St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney’s endeavours are supported by a significant investment in teaching and research both within our facilities but also in partnership with different Universities and affiliated research institutes, for example, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.