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Welcome to Mr Richard Haddock AO

The Trustees of Mary Aikenhead Ministries are pleased to announce and formally welcome Mr Richard Haddock AO who will become a Trustee of Mary Aikenhead Ministries, effective 1 December 2019. Richard will then take on the role of Chair, effective 1 January 2020 following the conclusion of Dr Tessa Ho’s term as Chair. Richard has …

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Hobart Pilgrimage

By Ms Pip McIlroy, Health Care Ethics & Formation Coordinator, St Vincent’s Health Australia Thursday 31 October 2019 Standing on Macquarie Wharf on a warm Hobart day with only a slight breeze in the air, it’s not hard to imagine the small two-mast sailing ship, the ‘Louisa’ sitting, windless in the Derwent River. On it …

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Council of the Association of Ministerial PJPs (AMPJP) workshop

Trustees, Dr Tessa Ho and Assoc. Prof. Peter Howard attended the Council of the AMPJP workshop in Melbourne over the weekend of the 1-3 November 2019 to reconsider its understanding, role and purpose of the AMPJP. The weekend started with a dinner presentation from Dr. Martin Laverty. Dr Laverty spoke about the challenges and opportunities …

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SVCS Awards 2019

On 11 October 2019. Trustees Prof. Michael Drew and Ms Penny Wright attended the St Vincent’s Care Services awards for Queensland in Brisbane. The awards are a great opportunity to acknowledge and recognise the wonderful work of those who work in our aged care ministry. The Trustees would like to congratulate and thank SVCS.

SVPHT Hall of Fame

Warmest congratulations to the team at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Toowoomba as the honourable inductee of the Hall of Fame at the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce Annual Heritage Bank Business Excellence Awards in recognition of their contributions to the overall Toowoomba region community. The Trustees are delighted to know that the service and care offered …

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Trustee stewardship visit to St Vincent’s Hospital Northside, Brisbane

On 21 October 2019 the Trustees met with Ms Darlene Dreise (Chair, SVHA Reconciliation Action Plan) and Mr Edward Solien (National Human Resources and Indigenous Programs) to discuss the SVHA stretch Reconciliation Action Plan, the introduction of cultural awareness training and programs and ATSI employment strategies and targets. L to R: Back Row – Michael …

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St Vincent’s Private Hospitals

The purpose of this video is to provide a resource for the Private Hospitals to use in orientating new staff members to the organisation that explains to them the important role the Private Hospitals play in delivering on the Mission of Mary Aikenhead and the Sisters of Charity.

Mary Aikenhead Education

If you listen enough to the media you will begin to develop a particular view of young people as self-absorbed, technologically obsessed and voracious followers and consumers of celebrity and fashion. Coupled with this is the perception that they have very short attention spans; a lack of concern for our communal future and a craving …

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Love and Service

Jesus asked, “Do you know what I have done to you? You call me teacher and Lord – and you are right, for that is what I am. So, if I, your Lord and teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that …

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