Mission & Values
The values of
Inspired by the values of the Sisters of Charity and Sisters of Mercy, our mission is to bring the healing ministry of Christ to all we serve.
Our vision is to serve the community through excellence in care, teaching and research in both public and private health and aged care services, and to reach out to the poor and the marginalised. In doing so, we maintain our fundamental respect for the skills and talents of our staff and our profound respect for the humanity of every individual patient.
|Compassion||We will accept people as they are and display kindness and sensitivity to them|
|Justice||We will act with integrity and believe that people have the right to good health care without discrimination.|
|Human Dignity||We will treat all people with care, acknowledging each person is unique in the eyes of God.|
|Excellence||We will excel in all that we do so that we can positively promote the healing ministry within our society.|
|Unity||We will create a community in which we collaborate with gentleness as a sign that we value one another.|
|Mercy||We will respond to those in need by providing the best possible treatment and care.|
|Hospitality||We will welcome people with kindness and do all that we can to assist their health and wellbeing.|
|Respect||We will be open to all people who need our care and our time, acknowledging that they have the right to our services.|
The St Vincent’s Hospital Mission
At the heart of the hospital is the
As part of the larger ministry of Catholic health care in
The Mission Office at St Vincent’s Hospital works closely with the National Office of St Vincent's Health Australia to ensure that
The Mission Office also plays an important role in facilitating the promotion of ethical policy development and decision making and works closely with the Plunkett Centre for Ethics.
Heritage and tradition are core elements of the
These milestones are important reminders of the legacy we have inherited. In particular, St Vincent’s Hospital’s Sesquicentenary in 2007 marked the beginning of Catholic health care in
Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy
‘Central to the delivery of health care in the Catholic ministry is the virtue of caritas – that special love of others which characterised Christ.’
For many patients, the time they spend in hospital is a time they are more likely to experience vulnerability and uncertainty. This is not only reflected in their physical condition but also in the emotional and spiritual journey which accompanies the experience of illness, pain and loss. The ministry of Pastoral Care provides patients with carers who walk this journey with them.
During 2006-07 Pastoral Care Services have been established to provide specific care and support to patients suffering from mental illness.
Chaplaincy services are integral to the care and ministry provided by
When the Sisters of Charity established St Vincent’s Hospital in