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Mercy Health Foundation

Contact

Name: Bridget Sutherland

Position: Fundraising Manager

Email: foundation@mercy.com.au

Address

L2 12 Shelley St

Richmond

Melbourne 3121

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Our Mission / Objective

Mercy Health is a Catholic not-for-profit organisation employing over 6,000 people who provide compassionate and holistic care through our acute hospitals, aged care facilities, mental health programs, palliative and respite services, maternity and women’s health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Organisation aims:

  • respond to the current and emerging needs of those in health, aged and community care
  • build on our faith base as a Catholic provider in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy
  • nurture our culture and passion for serving and partnering with those in need
  • develop and manage our resources to support the sustainable delivery of our mission.

We collaborate with other service providers, universities and research organisations so we can continually enhance the delivery of care in the public and not-for-profit arena.

We advocate for equitable access to services, we support individuals in the community and we care for people in need or at risk.

Our Services

Mercy Health provides acute and sub-acute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, specialists women’s and babies health, early parenting education and support, palliative care, home and community care and health worker training and development.

Werribee Mercy Hospital is a general hospital providing surgical, medical, maternity, newborn, renal dialysis, emergency, mental health aged and palliative care services in the south western regional of Melbourne. 

Mercy Hospital for Women is one of the leading providers of maternity/obstetrics, gynecology and neonatal services in Australia. The service boasts some of Victoria’s most respected healthcare professionals who work together under the Mercy values to deliver high-quality health services to women and babies.

Mercy Health and Aged Care provides residential aged care in metropolitan Melbourne, regional Victoria and southern New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. We care for over 1,600 older people in 22 residential homes and operate more than 371 independent living units. Our philosophy of compassionate care is brought to life in each of our aged care homes. Our aged care teams work on ways to improve residents’ lifestyle and experiences, whatever their care needs. We partner with residents and families to nurture individual health, emotional, social and spiritual well being.

 

Our Beneficiaries

Mercy Health was founded by the Sisters of Mercy to deliver health, aged care and community services to those in need. We believe in the sacredness of life and the dignity of each person at every stage of life. We respect diversity in our community and welcome people from all faiths and cultures.

Projects in Progress

Mercy Perinatal

It is a harrowing fact that one in 130 pregnancies in Australia ends in stillbirth. The number of children tragically lost at birth each year exceeds the national road toll.  According to the World Health Organization, preterm birth is the number one killer of children aged under 5. We want to change these statistics – but we need your help.

Our aim is to establish Mercy Perinatal as a unique centre of excellence that will advance research, teaching and clinical practice with a focus on the first 300 days of life after conception. As an international centre of perinatal excellence, Mercy Perinatal will fast-track pioneering advances in care to combat: • stillbirth • preeclampsia • ectopic pregnancies and • maternal mental illness. You can help us advance the medical knowledge and science that will give our most vulnerable babies an all-important start to life, so that every family can celebrate the joy of children.

 

Werribee Mercy Hospital Critical Care Unit

The Werribee Mercy Hospital is located in the City of Wyndham, the fastest population growth area of Australia, a fact reflected in the burgeoning demand for our hospital services. Last year we had 26,000 admissions, 35,000 emergency attendances and welcomed 2,000 babies. The Victorian State Government announced in 2015 that it will invest to expand the Werribee Mercy Hospital, providing families in Melbourne’s west with surgical and critical care services closer to home. The build will include an eight bed critical care unit, 56 new inpatient beds, six additional operating theatres, and a new central sterile supply department. Mercy Health, Mercy Health Foundation, the Werribee Hospital Foundation, together with the Wyndham community are working together to raise funds to equip the Critical Care Unit with the latest equipment. This campaign is looking to raise a total of $2,250 000.  

Every year, over 1,000 patients are transferred from the Werribee Emergency Department to other hospitals due to the inability to provide support services through a Critical Care Unit.  Building this Unit will help the hospital to better respond to the needs of Wyndham’s community, particularly where a patient needs care and monitoring in critical, life threatening situations.  

Our People

CEO

Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen, Group Chief Executive Officer

Leadership Team

For details of our Executive Group please refer to http://www.mercyhealth.com.au/au/ourorganisation/Pages/Mercy%20Health%20Executive%20Group.aspx

Names of Board Members

For information on our Board please refer to http://www.mercyhealth.com.au/au/ourorganisation/Pages/Mercy%20Health%20Board.aspx

 

Number of Employees

6000

Number of Volunteers

500

Registration Information

ABN

60 905 269 648

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

A gift about people

Our story began from a gift left in a will; today we continue to bring that gift to life to the people we serve. Mercy Health can trace its origins back to the establishment of Health Services in Victoria in 1920. The organisation has since grown from strength to strength, caring for the needs of the community from the beginning to the end of life.

We are committed to responding to people’s needs and improving health outcomes for those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged.

How can a bequest help Mercy Health?

After your family and friends have been taken care of, would you consider leaving a bequest to Mercy Health?

Bequests made without specified intentions will be directed to the most vital areas of need within Mercy Health. An unencumbered bequest is the most flexible way to benefit future generations. Regardless of the amount, your gift can make a big difference. A gift in your will is a wonderful legacy for future generations. Your gift can change lives in many different ways.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Mercy Health is a Catholic not-for-profit organisation employing over 6,000 people who provide compassionate and holistic care through our acute hospitals, aged care facilities, mental health programs, palliative and respite services, maternity and women’s health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Organisation aims:

  • respond to the current and emerging needs of those in health, aged and community care
  • build on our faith base as a Catholic provider in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy
  • nurture our culture and passion for serving and partnering with those in need
  • develop and manage our resources to support the sustainable delivery of our mission.

We collaborate with other service providers, universities and research organisations so we can continually enhance the delivery of care in the public and not-for-profit arena.

We advocate for equitable access to services, we support individuals in the community and we care for people in need or at risk.

Our Services

Mercy Health provides acute and sub-acute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, specialists women’s and babies health, early parenting education and support, palliative care, home and community care and health worker training and development.

Werribee Mercy Hospital is a general hospital providing surgical, medical, maternity, newborn, renal dialysis, emergency, mental health aged and palliative care services in the south western regional of Melbourne. 

Mercy Hospital for Women is one of the leading providers of maternity/obstetrics, gynecology and neonatal services in Australia. The service boasts some of Victoria’s most respected healthcare professionals who work together under the Mercy values to deliver high-quality health services to women and babies.

Mercy Health and Aged Care provides residential aged care in metropolitan Melbourne, regional Victoria and southern New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. We care for over 1,600 older people in 22 residential homes and operate more than 371 independent living units. Our philosophy of compassionate care is brought to life in each of our aged care homes. Our aged care teams work on ways to improve residents’ lifestyle and experiences, whatever their care needs. We partner with residents and families to nurture individual health, emotional, social and spiritual well being.

 

Our Beneficiaries

Mercy Health was founded by the Sisters of Mercy to deliver health, aged care and community services to those in need. We believe in the sacredness of life and the dignity of each person at every stage of life. We respect diversity in our community and welcome people from all faiths and cultures.

Projects in Progress

Mercy Perinatal

It is a harrowing fact that one in 130 pregnancies in Australia ends in stillbirth. The number of children tragically lost at birth each year exceeds the national road toll.  According to the World Health Organization, preterm birth is the number one killer of children aged under 5. We want to change these statistics – but we need your help.

Our aim is to establish Mercy Perinatal as a unique centre of excellence that will advance research, teaching and clinical practice with a focus on the first 300 days of life after conception. As an international centre of perinatal excellence, Mercy Perinatal will fast-track pioneering advances in care to combat: • stillbirth • preeclampsia • ectopic pregnancies and • maternal mental illness. You can help us advance the medical knowledge and science that will give our most vulnerable babies an all-important start to life, so that every family can celebrate the joy of children.

 

Werribee Mercy Hospital Critical Care Unit

The Werribee Mercy Hospital is located in the City of Wyndham, the fastest population growth area of Australia, a fact reflected in the burgeoning demand for our hospital services. Last year we had 26,000 admissions, 35,000 emergency attendances and welcomed 2,000 babies. The Victorian State Government announced in 2015 that it will invest to expand the Werribee Mercy Hospital, providing families in Melbourne’s west with surgical and critical care services closer to home. The build will include an eight bed critical care unit, 56 new inpatient beds, six additional operating theatres, and a new central sterile supply department. Mercy Health, Mercy Health Foundation, the Werribee Hospital Foundation, together with the Wyndham community are working together to raise funds to equip the Critical Care Unit with the latest equipment. This campaign is looking to raise a total of $2,250 000.  

Every year, over 1,000 patients are transferred from the Werribee Emergency Department to other hospitals due to the inability to provide support services through a Critical Care Unit.  Building this Unit will help the hospital to better respond to the needs of Wyndham’s community, particularly where a patient needs care and monitoring in critical, life threatening situations.  

Our People

CEO

Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen, Group Chief Executive Officer

Leadership Team

For details of our Executive Group please refer to http://www.mercyhealth.com.au/au/ourorganisation/Pages/Mercy%20Health%20Executive%20Group.aspx

Names of Board Members

For information on our Board please refer to http://www.mercyhealth.com.au/au/ourorganisation/Pages/Mercy%20Health%20Board.aspx

 

Number of Employees

6000

Number of Volunteers

500

Registration Information

ABN

60 905 269 648

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

A gift about people

Our story began from a gift left in a will; today we continue to bring that gift to life to the people we serve. Mercy Health can trace its origins back to the establishment of Health Services in Victoria in 1920. The organisation has since grown from strength to strength, caring for the needs of the community from the beginning to the end of life.

We are committed to responding to people’s needs and improving health outcomes for those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged.

How can a bequest help Mercy Health?

After your family and friends have been taken care of, would you consider leaving a bequest to Mercy Health?

Bequests made without specified intentions will be directed to the most vital areas of need within Mercy Health. An unencumbered bequest is the most flexible way to benefit future generations. Regardless of the amount, your gift can make a big difference. A gift in your will is a wonderful legacy for future generations. Your gift can change lives in many different ways.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

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