- Community and social outreach
Community and social outreach
Giving back to the community and supporting the vulnerable and disadvantaged is part of our commitment to social justice at St John of God Subiaco Hospital.
Charity of Choice
Each year we support a Charity of Choice to help those experiencing disadvantage.
From 2016 to 2019, our nominated charity is Manna – one of the largest providers of meals for the disadvantaged in Perth.
Our caregivers hold fundraising initiatives throughout the hospital to raise awareness and gather donations for Manna.
Our Community Support Leave Policy encourages caregivers to volunteer their expertise by participating in and supporting social justice causes. The hospital also provides funding for a number of not-for-profit organisations.
CanTeen camps, programs and recreation days
Our caregivers volunteer at Canteen’s week-long camps, weekend programs and recreation days.
Canteen supports young people with cancer allowing them to learn, explore and deal with their feelings about cancer, connect with others in the same situation and access specialist, youth-specific treatment teams.
Our caregivers volunteer regularly at the Australian Red Cross Soup Patrol’s Perth-metro roster, serving an evening meal of soup and bread to the homeless, the socially disadvantaged and very low income earners.
Our caregivers generously support this annual appeal by donating hampers and gift cards to help families and individuals who are struggling to make ends meet.
We contribute to the Rafiki Surgical Mission to Tanzania through our caregivers volunteering their expertise and funding pharmaceutical and surgical supplies. Local children benefit from surgery for cleft lip and palate and burns. Local doctors and nurses work alongside the Australian medical team to build their reconstructive surgical skills.
The hospital funds pharmaceutical and surgical consumables and supplies for Operation Rainbow’s annual mission to Cebu in the Philippines, where they perform cleft lip and palate surgeries for children who normally would not have access to such life-changing procedures.
We support an ADFA mission to Madagascar, with our caregivers volunteering their expertise and funding pharmaceutical supplies.
ADFA is committed to effect significant change in health care and wellbeing through the provision of overseas medical teams, teaching and training programs and in country support of infrastructure development.
Our hospital supports many not-for-profit organisations and social justice causes locally and internationally. These include:
- Lions and Rotary Clubs
- Lions Cancer Institute
- PCYC Circus Quirkus
- The Humanitarian Group
- The Shopfront
- The Sisters’ Place
- The Spiers Centre
- True Blue Dreaming
- Grandparents Rearing Grandchildren WA
- Wheelchairs for Kids
- Caritas Australia
- Friends of Vietnamese Lepers
- Mother and Child Foundation India
- Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital and Phnom Penh University Cambodia
- Youth With A Mission
- Myanmar and East Timor Eye Care Programs.