St Vincent’s serves a diverse community. Geographically, our primary catchment takes in the municipalities of Yarra, Boroondara, Darebin and Moreland, yet only 43 per cent of patients live in these municipalities. A further 40 per cent are from other parts of Melbourne, 12.5 per cent are from rural and regional Victoria and 3 per cent from interstate or overseas.
Our patient population includes:
- people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- Indigenous Australians
- people who are socially and financially disadvantaged, including people with a background of homelessness
- prisoners, in respect of their health needs
- people who are deaf or hard of hearing
- refugees and asylum seekers.
Working with the community
St Vincent’s is committed to consumer and community participation. We seek input from patients, residents, clients, carers and the community in the planning, delivery and evaluation of our health service.
Our Community Advisory Commitee (CAC) advocates to the St Vincent’s Board on behalf of the community, consumers and carers.
Excellence in Aboriginal healthcare
St Vincent’s is Victoria’s largest metropolitan provider of acute, adult Indigenous healthcare. In 2009–10 we provided 6,473 occasions of care to people who identified as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia. Phone:
(03) 9288 2211