Christmas is one of the happiest and holiest feast days in the Christian calendar, a joyous time that resonates around the world.
It is a special time at Cabrini too, and I wish you all a happy and joyous Christmas. We celebrate this time of year in many different ways, depending on our cultures, traditions and beliefs. I hope that for all of you, it is a time for relaxing with family and friends, reflecting on our many blessings and finding ways to help those whose lives may be less blessed.
We were privileged to celebrate our 70th anniversary this year. When ten Cabrini Sisters arrived in Melbourne from Italy in 1948, they could have had no idea how the small suburban hospital they inherited from the Mercy Sisters would expand and develop into the Cabrini we know today. I am sincerely grateful to everyone who is part of Cabrini and has contributed to our success in providing quality healthcare, aged care and client services to the communities we serve.
We are committed to providing a customer and patient-centred service and I regularly hear from patients, residents and their families about the wonderful experiences they have had at Cabrini.
With our continued commitment to our core values of compassion, integrity, courage and respect, we look forward to another encouraging year where we strive to achieve our vision of providing the highest quality care to all our patients.
The essence of Cabrini is our commitment to compassionate care of the body, mind and spirit as we reach out to those in need to try and make their lives better. Our mission will continue in 2019 and beyond.
I would like to wish you the very best for the festive season and a healthy, peaceful and prosperous new year.
Dr Michael Walsh
Cabrini Chief Executive