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Community, arts and social outreach

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



Art and health

Our linking corridor hosts some incredible exhibitions and collections throughout the year. Patients, visitors and members of the community are welcome to visit us and view our collections, which are announced via our news page. 

2020 collections include the 2019 Lester Portrait Prize entrants and Brad Rimmer's 'Forever and Ever' exhibition.

2019 hosted the Richard Woldendorp OAM collection.

2018 we featured the John McIntosh series 'The Snark'.

In January 2020, we also hosted Emi Ninoseki's Japanese printmaking demonstration in our day surgery admissions area for waiting patients. 

More information about the St John of God Health Care art and health initiatives is available here.

Charity of the year

Each year, we work together to raise money for a special cause. Our Charity of the Year for 2019 / 2020 is Djaalinj Waakinj.

School and community 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.