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St John of God Health Care Annual Report 2016-17

St John of God Health Care is a leading provider of high quality healthcare services that include hospitals, home nursing, disability and outreach services throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region.

The theme of this year’s Annual Report, ‘For tomorrow, today’ captures the innovation needed in response to the many factors now impacting St John of God Health Care and the broader health sector, including the growing cost of delivering health care with an ageing population and a rise in chronic disease.


Eva Skira


In April 2017, Pope Francis gave an address to a group gathered in Vancouver for a TED conference on the theme ‘The Future You’, from his home in the Vatican City.

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Tony Howarth

Chairman’s Report

In 2016-17, St John of God Health Care continued to invest in expanding our services and facilities for the benefit of the communities we serve. As expected and foreshadowed in last year’s report, this was against a challenging financial backdrop.

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Dr Michael Stanford

Group CEO’s report

2016-17 was a very significant year for us, it being the first full year of our Midland Public and Private Hospitals and the first full year of our responsibility for the Hawkesbury District Health Service.

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Fast Facts

  • Established in 1895 in Western Australia by the sisters of St John of God

  • Employed 13,315 caregivers

  • Australia’s largest Catholic not-for-profit private hospital group

  • Treated 352,981 overnight and same day patients, and delivered 12,585 babies

  • Revenue of more than $1.6 billion

  • Committed $66 million, including partnership funding, to Social Justice initiatives reaching out to people experiencing disadvantage

  • Home nursing services in Victoria and Western Australia delivered 113,000 episodes of care

  • 23 facilities comprising 3,208 beds located in Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and New Zealand

  • Australia’s third largest private hospital operator

St John of God Health Care


New ‘Command Centre’ improves patient journey through surgery

St John of God Health Care launched new ‘clinical command’ technology in its Murdoch Hospital operating theatres in June that resulted in less waiting time in patient holding areas and freed up the theatre team to spend more time on patient care.

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Mateship at work captures scholarship

St John of God Accord’s Glen Melbourne is a humble guy, making a big difference to the lives of clients with disabilities and their families who come to St John of God Accord for respite, as well as the caregivers who work alongside him.

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Partnership validates the healing benefits of music

A national Arts and Health partnership with Musica Viva has created new music services in our hospitals and through peer-reviewed research validated the positive impact the arts can have on the wellbeing of patients, caregivers and the broader community.

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