Hospice refurbishment complete

A significant refurbishment of St John of God Murdoch’s Community Hospice is now complete, creating exceptional modern facilities to provide the highest quality of care and experience for local patients.

7 Dec 2021

Hospice Caregivers stand for image in the newly refurbished Murdoch Community Hospice kitchen

The refurbishment included updating the 20 individual rooms within St John of God Murdoch Community Hospice, Footprints Day Centre, an outpatient clinic and an array of common areas and family facilities including a serene outdoor garden space.

St John of God Murdoch Hospital Chief Executive Officer Ben Edwards said “the consistently excellent feedback we receive from hospice patients and their families demonstrates that we are providing care which is both clinically excellent and compassionate.”

“The updated facilities are modern, bright and create a positive environment for our health care professionals to continue the excellence of care in services we provide now and into the future.”

A Blessing ceremony marked the completion of the refurbishment, which was fully-funded through kind donations and gifts in Wills from patients, community members and families.

The ceremony was attended by St John of God Health Care Group CEO Dr Shane Kelly, St John of God Murdoch Hospital CEO Ben Edwards, donors, community members and special guests including, St John of God Health Care Board Chair the Hon Kerry Sanderson AC CVO, St John of God Health Care Chair of Trustees Ms Eva Skira AM, and the Mayor of the City of Cockburn Logan Howlett.

St John of God Foundation CEO Bianca Pietralla said “philanthropy has made, and continues to make such a difference to the lives of many Western Australians. The original hospice and this refurbishment, was built on an incredible legacy of support from the WA community, which is really special.”

St John of God Murdoch Hospice provides comprehensive health care services to patients, carers and family members including symptoms and risk assessment, grief and bereavement counselling and a full range of allied health resources.

The hospice accommodates private, public, DVA and self-funded patients.

St John of God Foundation raises funds to support transformational patient care and leading medical research, to directly improve health outcomes for patients and the broader community.