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Corporate entry St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne (1893 - )



St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne can trace its roots back to 1893 with the establishment of a thirty bed hospital by Mother Berchmans Daly from the Sisters of Charity. St Vincent's Hospital has multiple campuses, clinics and conducts extensive research.


The three primary campuses of St Vincent's are St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, St Georges Health Service, and Caritas Christi. St Georges Health service became part of the St Vincent's Hospital organisation in 2001 and focuses on aged care and provides rehabilitation, acute psychiatric services, and a number of community based assessments. Caritas Christi is home to a hospice, palliative care research centre and specialist centre for treating eating disorders. The primary campus St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne is an A1 tertiary level hospital that provides extensive training, research and medical care.


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St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

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  • Dunin, Josephine, Setting it straight: a history of the Orthopaedic Department at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne (Richmond, Vic.: Utber & Patullo Publishing, 2011), 196 pp. Details
  • Egan, Bryan, Ways of a Hospital: St Vincent's Melbourne 1890s-1990s (St Leonards: Allen & Unwin, 1993). Details
  • Marshall, Norman J, St George's Hospital, Kew: an early Anglican hospital (Collingwood, Victoria: Renwick Pride, 1981). Details
  • O'Leary, Mary Agatha, Till the shades lengthen: Caritas Christi Hospice, Kew, 1938 - 1988 (South Yarra Victoria: Dimond Press, 1988). Details
  • Sheehan, Mary and Jennings, Sonia, A Profession's Pathway: Nursing at St Vincent's since 1893 (Kew: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2005), 225 pp. Details
  • Tyquin, Michael, A place on the hill: the history of St Vincent's private hospitals in Melbourne (North Melbourne, Victoria: Hargreen Publishing Company, 1997). Details
  • Vellar, Ivo, The doers: the history of surgery at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, 1890s - 1950 (Richmond, Victoria: Publishing Solutions, 2002). Details
  • Vellar, Ivo, Surgery and Surgeons at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, 1950s-2000 (Richmond: Publishing Solutions, 2004), 254 pp. Details
  • Vellar, Ivo, The history of medicine at St Vincent's Hospital 1893 - 2006 (Richmond, Victoria: Publishing Solutions, 2006). Details
  • Vellar, Ivo, St Vincent's Melbourne : from Fledgling to Australia's Leading Surgical Hospital (Noosa Heads, Qld: Publishing Solutions, 2011), 192 pp. Details
  • Vellar, Ivo, The Magnificent Seven: Foundation Surgeons of St Vincent's Hospital (Noosa Heads, Qld: Publishing Solutions, 2011), 174 pp. Details


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