Gifts in Wills

Make a life-changing gift that transforms healthcare for future generations

Thank you for considering a gift in your Will to Mercy Health Foundation. We are sincerely grateful when people choose to support our work in this extraordinary way. Your generosity and compassion means that Mercy Health can do even more to care for those in need at every stage of life.

Our story began when Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, received a generous inheritance from her friends in 1819, allowing her to establish the House of Mercy in 1827. Catherine’s friends’ legacy lives on beyond their lifetime. Yours can too.

Today, we continue to bring that gift to life for the people we serve. Since 1920, Mercy Health has continued to grow and we now provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, palliative care, mental health programs, maternity services, specialist women’s healthcare, early parenting services and home and community care.

As we look to the future, our patient care, medical research, and range of service needs will continue to grow. A gift in your Will to Mercy Health Foundation will support Mercy Health to advance health outcomes and research to provide the best possible care to those who need it in our hospitals, aged care homes and community services.

We have been blessed by many donors over the years who have been touched by Mercy Health’s exceptional care and have chosen to pay tribute to their loved ones by supporting us to ‘care first’.

Catherine McAuley once said, “let us be shining lamps, giving light to all around us.” By including a gift in your Will, no matter the size, you have the opportunity to create a wonderful legacy that honours your memory. Be that shining lamp and you will help make a lasting difference to the health and wellbeing of all those Mercy Health cares for, well into the future.

Contact us today to start the conversation.

To find out more about how to include a gift in your Will to Mercy Health Foundation, or if you would like to inform us that you have already made this gesture of generosity, we would love to hear from you. We often come and meet with people interested in including a gift in their Will and we are happy to work with your advisers too.

Please contact us today on 8416 7766 for a confidential discussion.


We answer the most Frequently Asked Questions about including a gift in your Will.

Create your online Will with Safewill

We have partnered with Safewill to offer you a discount when writing your bespoke Will, reviewed by a solicitor.

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Wording for Solicitors and Executors

A helpful guide for  when visiting your solicitor to make or update your Will.








Last reviewed July 19, 2023.

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