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Little Company of Mary acquires another hospital

The Little Company of Mary this week announced that it had acquired the Hurstville Community Private Hospital in southern Sydney.

The hospital is a 71 bed facility providing a range of services on both an inpatient and day only basis, including orthopaedics, maternity and eye surgery.

LCM Health Care National CEO David Butt said the Hurstville fits well with the organisation's direction.

"Acquisition of the hospital creates an opportunity to sustain and grow our health care services in accordance with our mission and values," he said. "The hospital has a very good reputation, first from almost 50 years operating as a not-for-profit community cooperative.

"It is close to our Calvary public hospital at Kogarah, and there is already a good relationship between the two services because Calvary at Kogarah already cares for patients referred for rehabilitation services after orthopaedic operations at Hurstville."

Little Company of Mary Health Care is best known for its larger hospitals, many of which take the name Calvary. Almost two decades ago, the sisters closed their large Lewisham hospital in Sydney's inner west. Their health service has since focused on the acquisition of smaller private hospitals and aged care facilities.

The LCM congregation - popularly known as the Blue Sisters - was founded by Mary Potter in England in 1877, and has always specialised in health care.

Acquisition of Hurstville Community Private Hospital (LCM Health Care 9/2/04)

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11 Feb 2004