Quality Care with a Personal Touch

St Luke's Care is a non-denominational, not-for-profit organisation delivering excellence in health and aged care for nearly 100 years. With an unwavering commitment to the wellbeing of the community, as an independent organisation we balance sound commercial practices with benevolent objectives. Our philosophy: ‘Quality care with a personal touch.’ We're here to help.


Established in 1919, we are proud our culture of extra care continues to thrive with each new generation of carers at St Luke's. Our longevity is built on community foundations and the mandate to deliver quality care with a personal touch.

St Luke’s Private Hospital first began in the beautiful home ‘Trebartha’. St Luke’s still stands on the same site today, now comprehensively redeveloped and extended, on Roslyn Street, Potts Point. The original building and land, and surrounding structures, such as the Lulworth House, were either donated to, or acquired by, St Luke’s over the years. 

With the growth of the hospital, so too grew the need for space and therefore the hospital building was constructed in 1927.

Hemsley House was built in 1936 to meet the need of living quarters for nurses. Thanks to a bequest in 2014, Hemsley House was refurbished and now houses the St Luke’s Clinic. Some aspects of the original Trebartha building and its chapel are connected to Hemsley House.

In 1938, the Hospital acquired the nearby Lulworth House from the parents of Australian writer Patrick White, and converted it into a maternity wing. In 1968, Lulworth was transformed into operating theatres and administrative offices, then into an aged care facility in the early 1980s. By 2002, Lulworth House in Elizabeth Bay had been upgraded and extended with two additional floors. Today it offers the very best in residential care and also provides respite accommodation.

In 1993, St Luke’s Home Care was established to provide home-based services for those in need in the community.

From these beginnings, St Luke’s Care has grown to provide care to over 500 people every day through the Hospital, Lulworth House Aged Care, Home Care and Clinic. We continue to expand, diversify and adapt our services evolving in line with consumer and community needs.


A respected and caring team, the St Luke’s Care Board ensures all activities of St Luke’s are in line with St Luke’s vision, mission, values, and the relevant legislation and Standards.

The St Luke's Care Board includes:



Mr Julian Beaumont F.C.A. (UK), A.C.A., FFin (Chairman) 

Company Director. Julian spent 25 years in investment banking, and was an Executive Director of Macquarie Bank Limited until 1996. More recently he had 12 years’ experience in the toll road industry, serving as a Director and/or Chairman of several Australian toll road operators. Previously, he has also been a development consultant to Accenture, USA, and serving on the Boards of Artbank and the National Art School. He is currently on the Board of the National Gallery of Australia Foundation and Artspace Visual Arts Centre. Appointed to the Board in 1995. Elected Chairman in 2004.


Mr Peter Stening B.Com. F.C.A. (Treasurer) 

Chartered Accountant for 38 years. Peter is also Director and Treasurer of St. John Ambulance Australia (NSW), and a Director of the Sight for Life Foundation Limited.  Appointed to the Board in 1992.



Jacoline Bekker MBA (UK), M.Com (RSA), CA (RSA), GAICD (AUS) 

Experienced investment banker. Jacoline commenced her career as a chartered accountant with PwC in South Africa and, after completing her MBA at the University of Cambridge (UK), joined the JP Morgan Mergers & Acquisitions team in London (1999) followed by Grant Samuel Corporate Finance in Sydney (2002 to 2012). She currently serves on the Investment Committee of NSW Cancer Council. Appointed to the Board in 2012.



Mr Charles Benson FCA (UK) 

Executive Mentor. Charles is CEO of Merryck and Co, Australia. Charles was CEO of the Thomas Cook Group in New York before spending 15 years with Deutsche Bank Global Asset Management as CFO/COO in London prior to returning to Australia in 2002 where he had senior executive roles with the Commonwealth Bank. Appointed to the Board in December 2009. Charles is also Chairman of St Luke’s Hospital Foundation.



Associate Professor Michael Cooper MB BS, FRANZCOG, FRCOG (UK), MHKCOG (HK), GDipAppFin 

Gynaecologist. Michael is a Visiting Medical Officer and Head of General Gynaecology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, has an appointment at St Vincent's Private Hospital and is accredited at Genea for assisted conception. He is also a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Sydney University. Appointed to the Board in 2007.


M Gardiner Dr Matthew Gardiner

Rehabilitation Physician. Dr Matthew Gardiner is a highly regarded specialist with a distinguished career in both public and private sectors. He has been an Accredited Medical Practitioner at St Luke’s since 2004. Dr Gardiner has also been the independent Chairman of the St Luke’s Care Medical Advisory Committee, since December 2010. Appointed to the Board in 2016.

Ms Fiona Playfair Dip. History of Art. 

Company Director. Fiona has been a Director of the Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation since 2003. She was a Director of the Historic Houses Trust from 2011 to 2014. Fiona has for many years devoted time to Schools and Community organisations and continues to do so. Appointed to the Board in 2015.



Dr Malcolm Stuart B.Sc. (Med), M.B., B.S., LL.B., F.R.A.C.S., F.A.C.S., M.A.I C.D. 

Solicitor and medical practitioner. Manager Medical Services Avant Mutual Group with more than 15 years’ experience in the medical indemnity industry. Malcolm is a consultant surgeon to St Luke’s Care, Sydney Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital. Appointed to the Board in 1994.




Annual Reports

With an unwavering focus on community wellbeing, we also maintain a keen commercial awareness, ensuring we remain a successful, efficient and strategic organisation that can grow into the future.

Annual Report Year Ended 30 June 2017

Annual Report Year Ended 30 June 2016