Sr Anthea Groves was educated by the Sisters of Mercy in Tumut. She completed her education and worked locally until she commenced her nursing training at St Vincent’s Hospital Darlinghurst, which she completed in November 1960.
Sr Anthea joined the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity in 1962 and returned to St Vincent’s Hospital in 1964.
She did the first Intensive Care course at St Vincent’s Hospital in 1966, then left to do her midwifery at the Queen Victoria Hospital Launceston in 1972. She has her licentiate in Hospital Administration and Diploma of Nursing Administration.
Management positions have included St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne, St Vincent’s Public Hospital Melbourne and St Vincent’s Hospital Toowoomba.
Sr Anthea was Health Surveyor for the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards for over 20 years, finishing in 2004.
In 2010 Sr Anthea was awarded with a Medal of the Order of Australia for her services to nursing and to St Vincent’s Hospital Darlinghurst. She was Patient Liaison Officer at St Vincent’s Hospital Darlinghurst until 2017.
Sr Anthea received a Papal Honour in 2018.
She was a Board Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. Other affiliated associations include: President of the St Vincent’s Graduate Nurses Society, Host of the Annual Guild of St Luke’s Memorial Mass and Dinner and Co-host of the Alumni Association Annual Dinner.
Sr Anthea is currently assisting with the provision of health care to her fellow Sisters, and assisting members of the extended community who wish to access services at the hospital.