Milestone in Melbourne Catholic health minstry
St Vincent's & Mercy Private Hospital recently celebrated new building developments in an official blessing and opening ceremony.
The latest issue of Kairos Catholic Journal reports that Archbishop Denis Hart blessed the new facilities and the Federal Minister for Health & Ageing, The Hon Tony Abbott, MP officiated.
Kairos says the $31 million investment allows the facility to respond to the needs of the community across a range of health services. The upgrade consisted of major renovations on both campuses and significant enhancements to medical facilities and equipment.
"Our aim is to blend the skills and knowledge of our people and our technology to enable us to deliver world-class care and services to our patients, now and in the future, consistent with our mission," said the Hospital Chairman, Jack O'Connell.
Next year St Vincent's & Mercy Private Hospital expects to care for about 38,000 patients, to deliver more than 3000 babies, to look after about 3,600 cardiac patients, 6,500 orthopaedic patients and about 2500 eye surgery patients. The day surgery facilities on both campuses will care for about 15,000 people.
St Vincent's & Mercy Private's challenge is to make sure that each patient who visits the hospital receives the same high level of care and support consistent with the quality of services provided compassionately by the Sisters of Charity and the Sisters of Mercy over many years in Melbourne. The investment in the new facilities and medical technology will assist the hospital's dedicated doctors, management and staff to achieve this mission.
Milestone in healing ministry (Kairos Catholic Journal 13-20/11/05)
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11 Nov 2005