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Encyclopedia > St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney

St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney is located in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. It was originally established in 1857 by five Irish Sisters of Charity, who had migrated to Sydney in 1838 with a mission to help the poor and disadvantaged. Some of their early work included helping victims of the 1844 influenza outbreak, and prisoners and their families of the nearby Darlinghurst Gaol. Three of the Hospital's founding Sisters had trained as professional nurses in France, and they brought their knowledge to the colony, establishing a hospital that was free to all people, but especially for the poor. The original site for the hospital was in the neighbouring suburb of Potts Point. As demand grew, the establishment was moved to its present location in Darlinghurst in 1870. St Vincents Hospital is today, a leading medical, surgical and research facility. It has been at the forefront of innovation in areas such as heart, lung and bone marrow transplantation. The hospital was also one of the first health care facilities in Australia to start treating AIDS patients, a direct result of its close geographic position to the predominantly gay areas surrounding nearby Oxford Street, Sydney. As the AIDS epidemic grew in Sydney, the hospital led the way in the compassionate treatment of the sick and the dying, continuing to apply the original values of the Sisters' Mission. This early exposure to the frightening implications of a possible epidemic, was responsible for St Vincents becoming one of the leading centres of immunology research and practice in Australia. The immunology ward of the hospital was also strongly supported by the local gay community, who staged numerous charity events to raise money for AIDS care. In 1996, St Vincents joined the Sisters of Charity Health Service, which already encompassed 17 other health care facilities, and which is now, Australia's largest not-for-profit health provider. The hospital is a principal teaching centre and has close affiliations with a number of universities, including the University of NSW, the University of Technology, Sydney and the Australian Catholic University. The current executive Director of the private sector of the hospital is Steven Rubic. This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Darlinghurst is an inner eastern suburb of Sydney, Australia. ... Events Viking raid of Dorestad. ... Many religious groups have the term Sisters of Charity as part of their name. ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is an infectious disease that infects birds and mammals (primarily of the upper airways and lungs in mammals) and is caused by an RNA virus of the Orthomyxoviridae family (the influenza viruses). ... Darlinghurst Gaol was an Australian prison located in Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia. ... Nurses is a television sitcom that ran on NBC from 1991 to 1994. ... It has been suggested that Colonisation be merged into this article or section. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ... The view across Potts Point and Woolloomooloo to the Sydney CBD, from St Neot Avenue. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... See drugs, medication, and pharmacology for substances that are used to treat patients. ... Surgery Surgery is the medical specialty that treats diseases or injuries by operative manual and instrumental treatment. ... Research is often described as an active, diligent, and systematic process of inquiry aimed at discovering, interpreting and revising facts. ... In telecommunication, the term facility has the following meanings: 1. ... The heart and lungs, from an older edition of Grays Anatomy. ... The lungs flank the heart and great vessels in the chest cavity. ... Grays Anatomy illustration of cells in bone marrow. ... An organ transplant is the transplantation of an organ (or part of one) from one body to another, for the purpose of replacing the recipients damaged or failing organ with a working one from the donor. ... Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS or Aids) is a collection of symptoms and infections in humans resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). ... Sick or sick can mean:- Vomiting. ... This page deals with the cessation of life. ... Immunology is a broad branch of biomedical science that covers the study of all aspects of the immune system in all organisms. ... Research is often described as an active, diligent, and systematic process of inquiry aimed at discovering, interpreting and revising facts. ... A practice refers to a way that something is done. ... The idea of a gay community is complex and can be very controversial. ... A charitable organization (also known as a charity) is a trust, company or unincorporated association established for charitable purposes only. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... University of New South Wales The University of New South Wales is a university in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The UTS tower on Broadway The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), is a university in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Australian Catholic University The Australian Catholic University, or ACU National, is a Roman Catholic, public, multi-campus, multi-state university, based in eastern Australia, open to all staff and students regardless of their religious beliefs. ...


 
 

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