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Hospital Auxiliary

The St John of God Geelong Hospital Auxiliary plays an important role in supporting the hospital, patients and members of the community by raising much needed funds for new medical equipment, technology and services, having raised over $1 million since inception.

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Members actively participate in fundraising activities including:

  • Easter and Christmas raffles
  • winter and Christmas cake and bake stalls
  • spring lunches with guest speakers
  • fashion parades.

Funds raised from these events are donated to the hospital for equipment and services that improve patient experience. 

In recent years, funds have gone towards the Special Care, Day Stay and Day Oncology units, helped with fitting out four rooms in the Intensive Care Unit, enabled the provision of special needs beds, a volunteer vehicle for oncology patients and ultrasound machine for mothers and babies in maternity, and technology to support the Hospital's Cardiac Care Unit. 

In addition to fundraising, the Hospital Auxiliary also operate and manage the Gift Shop. Located on the ground floor between Discharge Office and the Pharmacy, the Gift Shop sells newspapers, magazines, range of gift cards, toiletries, gifts including candles and diffusers, skin care products, soft toys, gift packs and knitted clothing for babies, confectionery including boxed chocolates, flower arrangements and small balloons for many occasions. Patients can call the Gift Shop to place an order and it will be delivered to their room. All profits are donated back to the Hospital for patient services.

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 6.00pm
  • Saturday: 10.00am to 1.00pm
  • Closed Sundays 

New members are welcome to join the Hospital Auxiliary. Please email Hospital Auxiliary Secretary