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Community and social outreach

Being actively involved community partnerships is part of the St John of God Murdoch Hospital ethos.

 

Our support includes fundraising for charities, partnering with local schools and engaging in social outreach programs.

Charity of the year

Each year, we work together to raise money for a special cause. Our Charity of the Year for 2016-17 is Compassionate Friends WA.

Compassionate Friends WA is a not-for-profit charity that supports parents, grandparents and siblings when a child passes away.

This worthy charity helps connect families who are grieving, helping them build a support network in their community.

School partnerships

We sponsor community citizenship and service awards for students at our local schools, and also provide opportunities for art exhibitions, music performances and other activities for students.

Support for disability services

We have partnered with BIZLINK and Intework to employ more people with disabilities at St John of God Murdoch Hospital.

BIZLINK helps people with disabilities prepare for and find employment, providing ongoing support once they are employed.

Intework provides opportunities for people experiencing barriers to finding work because of their disability.

Public art commission project

As part of our redevelopment program, we have commissioned public art that will hang near the main entrance of the hospital.

We received applications from 76 talented artists, with seven shortlisted.

Jon Tarry was announced as the winner, commencing work in October 2016.

Social outreach

At St John of God Murdoch Hospital, we are committed to linking with social outreach opportunities. We have 13 caregivers providing services for:

  • Ferns Counselling Centre, which provides a counselling and psychoeducation service for people with depression and anxiety, grief and loss and other mental and emotional wellbeing issues.
  • South Lake Ottey Family and Neighborhood Centre (Ottey Centre) – one of our caregivers is a social and emotional wellbeing worker supports children and young people and their families.
  • City of Cockburn’s Youth Centre – a caregiver is a social and emotional wellbeing worker providing support and advocacy for at-risk young people.
  • Palliative Care Counselling at St John of God Murdoch Community Hospice – support for people and their families who are at the end of their life and for those who have recently lost a loved one who received palliative care.