Our Heritage

Holy Spirit Hospital was established in 1946 by the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters. The hospital was situated at Wickham Terrace, and overlooked the city of Brisbane.

Fifty years later, in 1996, the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters and the Sisters of Charity (now represented by Mary Aikenhead Ministries) discussed the possibility of relocating the hospital. Their aim was to explore new opportunities and strengthen Catholic healthcare.

A new hospital facility

In 1998 an alliance was formed with an agreement to build Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital in Chermside, on a site shared with The Prince Charles Hospital.

Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital’s first patient was admitted in July 2001, bringing together an innovative not-for-profit Catholic health partnership between the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters and Mary Aikenhead Ministries. This partnership heralded a new era in the provision of private health services to Brisbane’s northern suburbs.

Read more about the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters.

The St Vincent’s group

We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia (SVHA) – the nation's largest Catholic not-for-profit health and aged care provider.

SVHA health and aged care facilities deliver compassionate and high quality services that perpetuate the vision of our founder Mary Aikenhead – to reach out to all in need of care.

St Vincent’s has been providing health care in Australia since 1857, when the Sisters of Charity established the first hospital in Sydney.

The Sisters of Charity legacy continues to inspire the St Vincent’s mission. SVHA has grown to encompass a diverse range of health services, residential care, research and education. We conduct services in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria in 20+ public hospitals, private hospitals, and aged care facilities.

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