St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
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Opening in 1893, St Vincent’s is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia. Australia’s largest non-government, not for profit health care provider.
We're a leading public hospital committed to providing the best possible treatment and support for every one of our patients, whatever their circumstances.
From performing Australia's first hand transplant to developing the world's first warning device for epileptic seizures and pioneering new approaches to cardiac surgery, St Vincent’s is at the forefront of medical research and innovation.
St Vincent’s Melbourne – a snapshot: • We provide over 500,000 patient services each year • We have 17 sites across Melbourne • We are recognised by the Aboriginal community as being one of the top five hospitals in Australia delivering quality health services to their community • We have the largest palliative care unit in Victoria • We are one of Australia’s leading centres for the medical treatment of drug and alcohol addiction • We diagnose more cancer of the bowel, stomach and oesophagus than any other hospital in Victoria, and perform the most surgery in Victoria for cancers of the ear, nose and throat and head and neck • We have a state of the art teaching facility for medical, surgical and allied health groups • We work with collaborative partners to deliver high quality treatment, teaching, education and research including the University of Melbourne, St Vincent’s Institute, O’Brien Institute, Bionics Institute, the University of Wollongong, Eastern Palliative Care and the Australian Catholic University.
At St Vincent’s, our patients come first. Recently we asked our patients what they thought was special about the care they received at St Vincent's, and how their experiences here had changed their lives. Each wrote down a few words to summarise their feelings and you can check this out on our Youtube link...
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