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St Vincent’s Health Australia is delighted to be working collaboratively with Griffith and surrounding communities to deliver enhanced access to specialist health care through the establishment of St Vincent’s Private Community Hospital, Griffith.

The new development due for completion in mid 2016 is to be collocated with Griffith Base Hospital and aims to meet the needs of the local community by complementing the high quality services already provided by the public sector.

St Vincent’s Health Australia (SVHA) is the largest diversified healthcare organisation in Australia’s not for profit and Catholic health care sectors, with facilities located across the eastern states of Australia. SVHA has an esteemed reputation for the delivery of high quality healthcare services having achieved outstanding accreditation results for many years with the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards across the facilities within the Group.

The Mission, Values and Culture of the organisation as well as the strong commitment by our staff, underpin clinical care and governance as well as teaching and research activities.

As a Catholic Health service, our mission is to bring God’s love to those in need through the healing Ministry of Jesus. We have a particularly strong reputation for supporting the marginalised within the community.

Through the provision of private healthcare in Griffith, SVHA’s key goal is to improve the availability, choice, access and quality of healthcare services in Griffith and also in the surrounding community.

In establishing St Vincent’s Private Community Hospital for the people of Griffith we aim to provide a range of services to the community thereby reducing the the need for local residents to travel longer distances than required to access private health care.


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Snapshot Update

Proposed hospital design

January - February 2016

Appointment of General Manager/Director of Nursing:

Mr Graham Clarke was appointed the GM/DON at St Vincent’s Private Community Hospital, Griffith and commenced in the role on Monday, 1 February 2016.  Graham has extensive experience in executive management roles in the private and public sectors and in rural and metropolitan areas. Please see media release link:

Media Release DOC [68 KB]

Hospital and Student Accommodation Construction:

Great progress is being made on the new facility and the target completion date remains mid 2016.

The tender process for the construction of the Student Accommodation in Kooringal Ave is complete. The tender was awarded to Hammond & Dale Pty Ltd and is due to commence in February 2016 and due for completion in September 2016.

Stage 2 Licencing Activities:

Stage 2 activities have commenced to finalise the operating licence with the Private Health Care Unit and the NSW Ministry of Health.

Commissioning Planning:

A commissioning plan has been developed to identify key roles, responsibilities and requirements in order to finalise the construction, operational planning and occupation activities. Commissioning is anticipated to commence late June/early July 2016 in order to ensure activities such as building certification, handover, fit-out, safety testing, implementation of operational policies, staff induction and training and private hospital licencing are complete and appropriate.

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