While St John of God Health Care is
primarily known for hospitals and pathology services, we have a
long history working with and helping people within the community.
We are committed to providing significant care and relief for
people experiencing disadvantage throughout Australia, New Zealand
and the Asia Pacific region, particularly in areas with identified
gaps in service provision. We recognise that the provision of care
and relief for people who are disadvantaged is central to our
mission of healing. Through Social Outreach, we contribute towards just
and inclusive communities where the dignity of each person is
respected and supported.
At St John of God Geraldton Hospital,
our local Social Outreach initiatives include:
Horizon House program
The Horizon House program is part of St John of God Health
Care's Social Outreach services, which reaching
out to peoplein need. Western Australia’s third Horizon House was
opened in Geraldton in July 2006.
Bendat House Geraldton, as it is known, provides a supported
home-like environment for young people who might otherwise be
For further information or referrals
to Horizon House Geraldton click
Caregivers Caring Initiative
St John of God Geraldton Hospital
caregivers financially support an evening meal for up to 30 people
every seven weeks. The meals are provided for Camaliers Guest
house, which provides low cost accommodation for those in need.
Centacare Young Mum’s Group
Hospital midwives work in collaboration with Centacare to
facilitate a support group for young mothers. The group meets
weekly during school terms and covers a wide range of mothercraft
skills. For further information and booking please contact
Centacare on 9921 1433.
Community Leave for Caregivers
We encourage and support the participation of caregivers in
voluntary community service for the disadvantaged through by
providing Community Support Leave, which is a form of paid and
We offer two annual scholarships to indigenous students
studying either registered or enrolled nursing. To be eligible
applicants must attend the Central West College of TAFE in
Geraldton. To apply or obtain more information, please contact
TAFE’s School of Nursing on 9956 2767. To apply through the
Geraldton Universities Centre please phone 99204400.
Red Cross soup program
The hospital kitchen assists the Red Cross and
Suncity Christian Centre Soup Program by preparing soup twice
weekly, which volunteers deliver to people in need.
For more information about Social Outreach at St
John of God Geraldton Hospital please contact:
Tel: (08) 9965 8888