Our Wishlist

We invite you to consider making a donation to fund equipment at St Vincent’s.  We asked our doctors and nurses for their urgent equipment needs and here are their priorities.  Your gift will ensure that we can continue to provide the very best in patient care.

Chemotherapy chairs for the Cancer Centre

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
Cost per item: $5,000
Number needed: 2

The Cancer Centre at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (in Fitzroy) provides day infusion to hundreds of patients each year. Cancer patients require comfortable chairs which enable them to sit for long periods of time to receive their treatments. We're looking to replace two worn out chairs so that their patients can be as comfortable as possible.

Minus 70 degree freezer for Neurology

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
Cost per item: $13,000
Number needed: 1

The Neurology team at St Vincent’s undertake considerable amounts of research to ensure that patients with neurological conditions have brighter futures. Our leading neurology researcher has requested a -70 degree freezer to store spinal fluid for her critical research.

Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit monitors

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Kew

Cost per item: $20,000
Number needed: 2 

Staff have requested new PACU monitors, as the old ones come to the end of their lives and are not reparable. 

PACU monitors are essential to patient care and will allow enhanced post-surgical care and improved patient safety.

Epen reciprocating saw set for dental surgery

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Kew

Cost per item: $19,450
Number needed: 1

The staff have requested the Epen set to support their growing work in the removal of cancers and in jaw malalignment surgery. Jaw malalignment often results in pain and reduced quality of life. This equipment will enable
St Vincent’s to offer more dental surgery and improve patient outcomes.

Mako robot

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee

Cost per item: $1,700,000
Philanthropic support needed: $500,000
Number needed: 1

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee has a unique role in serving the local community with health services close to home. As demand for orthopaedic surgery increases, the Hospital is keen to expand its operating capacity to offer the most technologically advanced robotic surgery. 

Apheresis System for the Cancer Centre

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Indicative cost: $100,000
including software

Nurses at the Cancer Centre are keen to replace their old apheresis machine which is coming to the end of its life.  This machine is an automatic blood component separator used to perform various therapeutic apheresis procedures, cell collection and processing procedures, allowing nurses to spend time caring for their patients. 

New cars for the Cancer Care at Home Program

Cost: $75,000 per car
Number needed: 2

St Vincent’s Cancer Care @ Home team provides acute care for patients in their home environment. Treatments for patients include intravenous antibiotics, dressing, intravenous fluids and intravenous diuretics. The team has requested two new mid-size SUVs with custom fit fridges to store chemotherapy drugs. These cars will ensure nurses have access to safe and reliable transportation to provide care to patients when it’s needed.

Anathestics machine for the Cardiac Catheter Lab

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Fitzroy

Cost per item: $124,569.50
Number needed: 1

The anaesthetics machine in the St Vincent’s Private Fitzroy Cath Lab is coming to the end of its life. 

The Hospital team has requested support to purchase a new state-of-the-art replacement to assist the work of surgeons and nurses and to ensure positive patient outcomes

More information

We welcome your support for this critical equipment.  If you would like to have a discussion regarding any of the equipment listed above please contact Foundation Deputy Director, Rebecca MacFarling, on 03 9231 3365 or Rebecca.macfarling@svha.org.au

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