St John of God Murdoch Hospital is a modern hospital, but it is
not without history and traditions.
The Sisters of St John of God brought the healing mission of
Jesus to Western Australia in 1895, primarily to help care for
people affected by typhoid and other diseases in the chaos of the
1890s gold rush.
These dedicated women based their service on five maxims:
- Nothing is “too much”, nothing is “too good” for the sick.
- Welcome and care for each patient as if Jesus himself had come
- Healing will occur best when the patient feels pampered.
- The way you treat things reflect the way you treat people.
- It is the little things that matter.
Today, the rich heritage brought to Western Australia by the
Sisters continues to inspire us. We are committed to honouring this
heritage by providing health care services that promote life to the
Our commitment to the healing Mission finds its form in our
Service Ethos, which is embedded in an organisational culture built
around our five core values.