Hospital review/Report

by Andree Northcutt, July 2015

2400 words

8 pages


Australia belongs to a number of the countries with the developed health care system. The structure of health care of the state includes a number of all-medical, profile, pre-hospital and hospital medical, paramedical and other components.

The important place in the structure of the Australian health care is occupied by the rendering of medical care to the population in hospital establishments. The considerable share of the means allocated for financing of such medical services from the state budget testifies to it. In 2010-2011 86.9 billion Australian dollars were allocated for them. At the expense of the state budget 93 % of the hospital expenses and 7 % of private and other sources are financed. An average cost of one day of a patient’s stay in the state hospital makes 600-700 Australian dollars.

St. Vincent’s hospital, Melbourne is the main hospital in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia. It is located at the corner of Nicholson Street and Victoria Street. Its address is: Ground floor, 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065.

Mailing address is: St Vincent’s PO Box 2900, Fitzroy VIC 3065.

“Inspired by the caring tradition of the Sisters of Charity and the healing ministry of Christ, St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne strives to be a leader in providing high quality and innovative health care to the community. Our values and concern for all people permeate every aspect of the life and work of the hospital. Our leadership is achieved through the outstanding contribution of our people in delivering a range of specialist hospital and community services, underpinned by excellence in education and research” (St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne: 2012).

St. Vincent’s Hospital was open in 1893 as a Catholic hospital which was managed by the Sisters of Charity. Originally conceived as a branch of the Sydney St. Vincent’s Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, was intended to be a charitable establishment which will help to support the minimal health care of Melbourne. This idea was supported by the Catholic archbishop of Melbourne, Doctor Thomas Karr who liked the idea of the hospital to care for “poor and homeless patients and abandoned children”. These ideals corresponded directly to the widespread Victorian ideas of favor which especially were pleasant to the middle classes. The hospital was quite small with a room less than for 100 beds for the first years. The hospital soon created the communications with the suburbs where the working class of Fitzroy (in which the hospital was located) lived. The hospital was built owning to charity. In July 2002, the hospital was officially called St. Vincent’s Hospital.

“St Vincent’s Private Melbourne is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia, and operates under the direction of the Trustees of Mary Aikenhead Ministries (TMAM). TMAM was established by the Sisters of Charity of Australia on 1 July 2009 to continue their work in health, education and welfare services. The name Mary Aikenhead Ministries was adopted in tribute to the foundress of the Sisters of Charity, Mother Mary Aikenhead. Inspired by her extraordinary example, we …

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