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COVID-19 exposure at Fitzroy campus

20 Jul 2021

On Friday 16 July, a positive case of COVID-19 attended St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne’s Fitzroy campus.


New AI tech for early detection of prostate cancer

9 Jul 2021

Researchers have developed a diagnostic tool that can spot prostate cancer before patients have any symptoms, using artificial intelligence to analyse ...


Changing the conversation on bowel health to save lives

30 Jun 2021

One month out from her 29th birthday, Jody Horne was diagnosed with stage-two bowel cancer.


Cardiovascular admissions decline – especially for patients with diabetes

21 Jun 2021

More aggressive treatment may be resulting in better outcomes


New program to boost the diversity of participants in clinical trials

20 May 2021

A joint study between St Vincent’s and the University of Melbourne aims to break down deep-seated barriers for improved research results.


Congratulations to the Ann Cook Clinical Nursing Scholarship recipients

17 May 2021

The Ann Cook Scholarship fund was established in 2018 to provide financial assistance to St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne clinical nurses who had under ...


Dr Skye Kinder named in Forbes’ Magazine’s 30 under 30

6 May 2021

Dr Skye Kinder, Psychiatry Registrar at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, has broken many barriers to be named in this year’s Forbes’ Magazine’s 30 Und ...


A Novel Treatment for a Serious Rare Inherited Blood Disorder

5 May 2021

There was no effective treatment WHIM syndrome, a rare congenital immune deficiency, but Dr Frank Firkin, a Haematologist at St Vincent’s, is leading ...


Wrapped in Kindness: Students unite to help Melbourne’s needy

28 Apr 2021

A group of Caulfield Grammar students volunteered their time on the school holidays to support people experiencing chronic disadvantage.


Hope grows for epilepsy patients as clinical trial enters next phase

1 Apr 2021

An Australian-led research project is another step closer to becoming a widely accepted treatment for people with severe refractory epilepsy


Breaking down barriers

24 Mar 2021

An internship at ACMD allowed a Melbourne nurse studying biomedical engineering the chance to explore how bridging skills can enable greater success i ...


Virtual reality brings patients closer to home during COVID-19

10 Mar 2021

Virtual reality brings patients closer to home during COVID-19


New Kew aged residential facility Berengarra ready to be called home

1 Feb 2021

St Vincent’s new state-of-the-art Aged residential facility, Berengarra, in Kew is ready to open doors to residents.


From asylum seeker to Aussie doctor

12 Jan 2021

A young Rwandan doctor who moved to Australia to further his medical studies was later forced to abandon his homeland but has found refuge here, and a ...


Improving breathlessness for people with severe lung disease forms new study focus

18 Dec 2020

Associate Professor Natasha Smallwood awarded inaugural VALE Post-Doctoral Fellowship to investigate ways of making breathing easier for a vulnerable ...


New plan to expand delivery of care to cancer patients

1 Dec 2020

New plan to expaA bold strategy developed by SVHM’s Cancer Services team will extend care for patients beyond the hospital walls and offer improved ac ...


St Vincent’s Health Australia network outage

1 Nov 2020

A network outage is currently affecting IT and telephone systems within St Vincent’s Health Australia. This includes St Vincent’s Melbourne Public and ...


Centre for Palliative Care awards inaugural PhD studentship

26 Oct 2020

Melbourne nurse receives backing to investigate better bereavement support for families of patients in Intensive Care Units.


New telehealth approach to treat high risk foot problems

21 Oct 2020

St Vincent’s High Risk Foot Service has taken a giant step forward in providing improved access to regional patients


St Vincent’s prison hepatitis team earns state accolade

13 Oct 2020

A nurse-led program receives high praise at Hepatitis Victoria’s annual awards for its valued contribution towards reducing hepatitis among people in ...


Australian-led clinical drug trial investigates way to safeguard healthcare workers against COVID-19

13 Oct 2020

A drug commonly used in the treatment of lupus and rheumatoid arthritis may be the answer to protect frontline healthcare workers from contracting the ...


Managing the wellbeing of healthcare workers during COVID-19

1 Oct 2020

St Vincent’s is on the front foot with an action plan designed to protect the health and wellbeing of staff in the grip of the global pandemic


Safe Haven Cafe provides virtual mental health support during lockdown

1 Sep 2020

The Safe Haven Cafe at St Vincent’s has come up with a clever way to stay connected with clients during Stage 4 restrictions


St Vincent’s Hospital on the Park leads new charge in Victoria’s collective fight against COVID-19

26 Aug 2020

St Vincent’s has welcomed patients at its newest hospital to help manage the escalating demand on Victoria’s healthcare system caused by the COVID-19 ...


Consensus survey identifies critical gaps in emergency healthcare across the Pacific Islands

18 Aug 2020

A Melbourne-led study has forged a plan for better emergency-care standards in the Pacific region to help emergency department teams operate more effe ...


Clinical trial looks to protect high-risk healthcare workers against COVID-19

11 Aug 2020

A drug traditionally used to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis could hold the key to boosting disease-resistance in frontline medical staff and all ...


Congratulations Dr Winnie Tan, Winner of the TJ Martin Medal 2020

6 Aug 2020

Dr Winnie Tan has won the TJ Martin Medal, presented to the author of the best PhD thesis submitted by a St Vincent’s researcher during the past year.


Groundbreaking clinical trial tackles crippling effects of breathing with COVID

6 Aug 2020

A drug traditionally used to treat blood clots could be the answer to getting critical-care patients off ventilators sooner


Health Monitor steps up the fight against COVID-19

28 Jul 2020

A program focused on monitoring and supporting the health of COVID+ patients at home aims to provide a safety net for people at risk of return to hosp ...


Beating breast cancer with Artificial Intelligence

6 Jul 2020

A ground-breaking Australian study using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help improve and transform breast screening is set to benefit thousands of Au ...