Victorians are now living longer, with complex health issues. People also have greater expectations around how they access and engage with health services.
St Vincent’s must grow our services so that we can keep pace with the needs of our local community, while also providing care to patients who are referred to us for higher level care from our network of regional health partners.
Our Strategic Service Plan 2017 to 2025 provides the roadmap for how St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne will align our services with emerging patient needs, the political climate and the strategic direction of St Vincent’s Health Australia (https://svha.org.au/home/about-us/our-strategy-2025).
The plan outlines six core commitments that will define our organisation between now and 2025.
Chief Executive Officer
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
We will leverage strategic partnerships for growth, working with St Vincent’s Private and our network of referring health services to respond to a growing and increasingly complex patient population.
We will become a destination for world class treatment, research and training through the newly formed Centre for Digestive Diseases and Centre for Musculoskeletal Care.
We will lead through advocacy, influencing policy and practice and creating new models of care in Palliative Care and Addiction Medicine.
We will transform tertiary hospital care by designing reliable, integrated patient-driven systems of care.
We will lead the biomedical engineering revolution, developing future treatments through advances in bioengineering, limb and tissue reconstruction and implants.
We will continue to address the complex needs of our priority populations including people who are mentally ill, drug and alcohol addicted, homeless, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and prisoners.
These six core commitments will inform planning and service delivery across all of our specialties and departments.