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.

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.  We’re seeking $500,000 in philanthropic funding to support this new technology. Support this wishlist.

Apheresis System for the Cancer Centre

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Indicative cost: $100,000
including software

This machine is used to collect stem cells for life-saving transplants and more recently for the latest Car-T cell therapies. They are also used to remove and replace plasma for certain auto immune conditions, helping to maintain patient’s quality of life. The current machine is approaching the end of its life. The latest machines will help to maintain the highest standards our patients experience and expect. Support this wishlist.

Dynamic Air Chair

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne

Cost per item: $2,499
Number needed: 3

The Allied Health team at St Vincent's Private Melbourne has requested three Dynamic Air Chairs (known as “princess chairs”).  The chairs are designed to support and comfort people experiencing pain or mobility issues while in hospital.

The chairs come with a tubular steel frame and a manually operated reclining backrest and adjustable leg rest. The seating component consists of a combination of air and foam with a four-way stretch cover.

With your support, St Vincent’s will purchase these urgently needed chairs, and patients will have safer and more comfortable experience while in Hospital.

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Chemotherapy chairs for the Cancer Centre

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
Cost per item: $6,190
Number needed: 2

The Cancer Centre at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne provides day infusion to hundreds of patients each year. Cancer patients require comfortable chairs because they need to sit for long periods of time to receive their treatments. These chairs are critical to good patient care but become worn out. The Cancer Centre is looking to replace two of the chemotherapy chairs so their patients can be as comfortable as possible. Support this wishlist.

Minus 80 degree freezer for Neurology

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
Cost per item: $20,000
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 an 80-degree freezer to store spinal fluid for her critical research. Support this wishlist.

Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit monitors

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Kew

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

Staff have requested new Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) monitors as the old ones come to the end of their lives. 

Day-surgery patients often receive nerve blocks to improve post-surgery recovery time and pain management. PACU monitors are essential to patient care. They monitor patient’s vitals pre-surgery once they have received the pain blocker, allowing for enhanced post-surgical care and improved patient safety. Support this wishlist.

Epen set for jaw and hand plastic surgery

St Vincent’s Private Hospital Kew

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

Staff at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Kew have requested an Epen set, an electrically-powered system, to perform jaw misalignment and hand plastic surgery. Jaw misalignment and not having full hand function often results in pain and reduced quality of life. This equipment will enable St Vincent’s to offer more maxillofacial and plastics surgery at St Vincent’s Kew to improve patient outcomes. Support this wishlist.

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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 CEO, Sue Parkes, on (03) 9231 3365 or sue.parkes@svha.org.au.

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