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:


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Prof Mark Compton AM GCStJ FAICD FCHSM FAIM FRSN (Chairman) 
Company Director. Mark is an experienced non-executive director with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and healthcare industry. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW). Mark is Chairman and non-executive Director of (Top 50 ASX listed) Sonic Healthcare Limited, a global medical diagnostics and healthcare organisation, and a non-executive Director on the Board of Macquarie University Hospital. Mark is also the national Chairman and Chancellor of St John Ambulance Australia. In December 2012, Macquarie University appointed Mark as an Adjunct Professor in Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) to assist with developing and implementing health leadership and management education in the MGSM MBA program.
Appointed to the Board and elected Chairman in 2017.


Mr Charles Benson FCA (UK) (Treasurer)

Executive Mentor. 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.



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.



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 D Gardiner MB BS - Hons 1 (UNSW), FRACGP, FAFRM (RACP)

Consultant Physician – Rehabilitation Medicine; Conjoint Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW. Senior Staff Specialist – Calvary Hospital. Matthew is a highly regarded Physician with a distinguished career in both the public and private sectors. He has been an Accredited Medical Practitioner at St Luke’s since 2004. Dr Gardiner has been a member of the St Luke’s Care Medical Advisory Committee since September 2010, serving as the committee's Chairman from December 2010 to November 2016. Appointed to the Board in November 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. 

Registered medical practitioner (non-practising) and retired solicitor. Malcolm has had a 50 plus year association with St Luke’s – as a surgical trainee, a Visiting Medical Officer, an Accredited Medical Officer and a Director. Before his retirement in early 2017, Malcolm was Manager Medical Services Avant Mutual Group with almost 20 years’ experience in the medical indemnity industry. 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