St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne named in Australia and world’s best hospitals list

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St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne has been named in Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals for 2023, placing sixth in Australia and 208th in the world.

Newsweek and global data firm Statista ranked over 2,300 hospitals in 28 countries using a mix of four data sources:

  • Recommendations from medical experts;
  • Results from patient surveys;
  • Hospital quality metrics;
  • and Patient Recorded Outcome Measures (PROMs) implementation survey.

In revealing the results, Newsweek Global Editor in Chief Nancy Cooper said great hospitals were not just defined by “first-class care, first-class research and first-class innovation.”

“The very best institutions also share another quality: consistency,” she said.

“The world's best hospitals consistently attract the best people and provide the best outcomes for patients as well as the most important new therapies and research. Of all the hospitals in the world, relatively few can do all those things year in and year out.”

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne’s Chief Executive, Nicole Tweddle, said the hospital’s values guided its excellent standard of care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

“All of our work – from everyday patient care to pioneering research – is driven by our values of compassion, integrity, justice and excellence,” Nicole said.

“We are proud to be recognised again as one of Australia and the world’s most respected public healthcare providers.”

Over the past year, those values have guided St Vincent’s in major contributions to the Victorian community and health sector, including:

  • The St Vincent’s Hospital Mass Vaccination Centre at the Royal Exhibition Building, an indispensable part of the state’s Covid response, which closed its doors after administering more than 400,000 vaccinations.
  • The opening of our state-of-the-art Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Hug (AOD Hub), which has already provided specialist, trauma-informed care to more than 3,600 patients and reduced stress on our emergency department.
  • The beginning of construction of the 23-storey Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery, Australia’s first hospital-based biomedical engineering research, development and education centre.

We are equally proud that our national health service, St Vincent’s Health Australia, was recognised across its hospitals division with St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney ranked 12th in Australia, St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney ranked 35th and the Mater Hospital North Sydney ranked 52nd.