In this Podcast we’re going to be talking to people who love St Vincent’s, love our staff, and love the service we provide in health and aged care.
Our health and aged care ministries, and those who serve within them, are facing an extraordinary moment in human history – the COVID-19 pandemic. This series has a simple purpose in this context: to console you, our staff, who serve in our organisation, through taking some time to pause and reflect, to bolster your courage, and together to cultivate the compassion we need for each other and those we serve at this time.
And, whilst prepared for St Vincent’s, we’re sharing this series with anyone who might find it helpful. If you’re joining us from outside of our services, consider yourself part of the family – you are very welcome indeed.
In the final episode, Dan speaks with Toby Hall - Group CEO of St Vincent's Health Australia. In a wide-ranging discussion, Toby shares his reflection on how St Vincent's has responded to the pandemic through its aged care, private hospital, and public hospital services, noting both the extraordinary front-line and back-office work that has been required of our people during this time. Toby draws out a number of amazing stories of this time, and St Vincent's amazing history, to hone in on what our Mission calls us towards. The conversation then moves to the future: where to from here? As Toby notes, there are challenging times ahead, which bring with them new opportunities to write the next chapter's of St Vincent's Mission in action. And to end the series, Toby provides a huge thanks - to our people, not just on his behalf, but on behalf of the Mission whose call we've answered at this time.
*Bonus extended interview* In this episode, Dan speaks with Sr Clare Nolan, who is congregational leader for the Sisters of Charity Australia. Along with the material from the shorter episode, Sr Clare shares her own story of vocation as a Sister of Charity, along with a number of other beautiful reflections on the healing ministry and what Mission looks like today.