Social Outreach and Advocacy
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 our Social Outreach and Advocacy program, 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 and Advocacy initiatives include:
Horizon House program
The Horizon House program is part of St John of God Health
Care's Social Outreach and Advocacy program, which
is reaching out to people experiencing disadvantage. Western
Australia’s third Horizon House was opened in Geraldton in July
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 Bendat
House, please contact Peter Vanas on
(08) 6103 5587 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
St John of God Geraldton
Hospital operates a home catering and meal delivery service
which is available to patients and others in the community,
offering nutritious fresh or frozen meals at an affordable price.
The service won the Western Australia Customer Service Council’s
Outstanding Achievement - Best in the West 2008 award.
For more information on ordering Manna Meals please
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
St John of God Geraldton Hospital Social Outreach programs
Tel: (08) 9965 8888