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The Association raises funds to donate to a wide range of important hospital projects and causes.


Money is raised on an ongoing basis through:

  • sales of the nursing history book, A Profession’s Pathway
  • sales of St Vincent’s tea towels – these are at $13 each or two for $23 (inc. postage) and can be purchased by contacting Helen Lauritz by emailing or phoning (03) 9802 2507
  • sausage sizzles held at the hospital throughout the year
  • the annual luncheon and associated raffles.


The Association has made the following donations over the last five years:

  • $10,000 for carpet installed at the Sister Francesca Healy Cottage in Fitzroy, where homeless people are able to stay and rest after discharge from hospital. 
  • $10,000 to the St Vincent's Department of Addiction Medicine
  • $20,000 to the new St Vincent's Cancer Centre
  • $2,000 to The St Vincent de Paul Disaster Appeal (in memory of a St Vincent's graduate Mark Butler (1992) who perished in the bushfires)
  • Interplast – a volunteer surgical team traveling to third world countries to operate on people with cleft palates, etc
  • $2,000 to the St Vincent's Director of Mission's Discretionary fund – funds are needed for things such as assisting a single mother to pay for the funeral of her stillborn baby


Plans are currently underway to offer a bursary/scholarship to a nursing student studying at St Vincent’s.


On the children's ward, circa 1975




41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia. Phone: (03) 9288 2211