Vision, Mission and Values

As a Ministry of the Catholic Church, St John of God Health Care models its service delivery on the healing Mission of Jesus Christ. As a leading health care provider this means offering hospitality, hope and healing to all in our care and to all who choose to work with us.

Caregiver standing proudly in front of our Values

Our Vision

Is to live and proclaim the healing touch of God’s love where we invite people to discover the richness and fullness of their lives, give them a reason to hope and a greater sense of their own dignity.

Our Mission

Is to continue the healing mission of Jesus Christ through the provision of services that promote life to the full by enhancing the physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual dimensions of being human.

Our Values

The core Values reflect our heritage and guide our behaviours:

Hospitality – A welcoming openness to all; to the familiar and the mystery of self, people, ideals, experience, nature and to God.

Compassion – Feeling with another in their discomfort or suffering and striving to understand the other’s experience with a willingness to reach out.

Respect – An attitude treasuring the unique dignity of every person and recognising the sacredness of all creation.       

Justice – A balanced and fair relationship with ourself, neighbour, all of creation and God.       

Excellence – Giving the optimum standard of care and service within available resources.

Our Vision 2015 - 2019 outlines St John of God Health Care's guiding principles.  

Services Ethos

Service is central to how we bring our Mission to life. Our development programs aim to support and develop caregivers in providing distinctive service.

The key tenets of our Service Ethos are:

  • our Mission inspires our service – we are continuing a great story of service entrusted to us by our founders
  • relationships are central – every encounter is an opportunity and can have far-reaching effects
  • the way we work together as a community, in our own teams and with other teams, is integral to our effectiveness
  • governance and management of resources are key to our success
  • feedback and evaluation about how well we are doing is crucial.

Our symbol

The pomegranate symbol represents our heritage – as the original symbol of the Sisters of St John of God – and our vision for the future.

The cross is the symbol of Christianity, reminding us of Jesus’ suffering and our call to follow in His footsteps.

Our five Values are reflected in the five seeds of the pomegranate, which is open to allow the seeds to scatter, providing new life and symbolises the generosity of self-giving to people in need.