What we do

St Vincent’s Foundation raises funds to support the vital work of the hospital, one of Victoria’s most respected public health care providers.


The generous support of individuals, community groups and businesses enables the Foundation to purchase new medical equipment, drive innovation and research, improve patient health care and educate our new generation of clinicians.

Who we help

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne provides the very best in patient care to people from all walks of life, especially those in need. St Vincent’s is known as the people’s hospital, treating more than 57,000 patients a year.

Why St Vincent’s Hospital?

St Vincent’s has long been a leader in medical treatment in Australia – in the 1960’s we established Australia’s first Intensive Care Unit, in 2011 we performed the first hand transplant and in 2014 we utilised 3D printing technology to build a new heel to replace a cancerous bone.

Our vision is to continue leading the way but also to continue caring for the Victorian community. We’re on a mission - someone has to be! We need your help and support to continue our vision for the next 125 years.

What we’ve funded


was fundraised to develop artificial skin.


to create artificial cartilage for body joints.


to enable research into designing and printing 3D jaw replacements for people with oral cancer


to prevent delirium and dementia amongst older people after anaesthesia and surgery.


to pilot the establishment of a service for outpatients with Multiple Myeloma to receive Autologous Stem Cell Transplants.


for research into improving outcomes for people afflicted with lymphoedema.

Our Hospitals


St Vincent's Private Hospital Melbourne

Working in partnership with patients and their families, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne takes a compassionate and holistic approach to healthcare and provides the highest level of therapeutic, medical and surgical services.

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St Vincent's Private Hospital Werribee

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne has extended its state of the art health care services to areas west of Melbourne. St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee provides health services for up to 16,000 patients living and working in Wyndham, one of Australia's fastest growing municipalities.

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St George’s Health Service, Kew

St George’s Health Service (SGHS) provides a range of rehabilitation and aged care services. This includes rehabilitation, evaluation and management, residential aged care and acute psychiatry. There are also a range of community-based assessment and treatment services.

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St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Fitzroy

St Vincent’s Hospital is a tertiary public healthcare service. It provides a range of services, including acute medical and surgical services, emergency and critical care, aged care, diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care and residential care. We work with a vast network of collaborative partners to deliver high quality treatment, teaching, education and research. We have more than 5,000 staff and 880 beds in daily use across our services.

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Caritas Christi Hospice, Kew

Caritas Christi Hospice is part of the Palliative Care Services of St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. Caritas Christi was founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1938. It was the first inpatient palliative care facility in Victoria. It provides Palliative Care Services, Caritas Christi Hospice, BETRS, Aged Day Care, Artist in Residence and the Centre for Palliative Care.

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