Our main causes

Every day, Mercy Health Foundation works to improve the way we provide care for people in need. Around the country in our hospitals, aged care homes, nurseries and communities — at every age and stage of life — we’re constantly striving for better health and wellbeing.

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Mercy Perinatal

Everything we do at Mercy Perinatal is done to bring more mothers and babies safely home together. Your contribution provides vulnerable babies with a better start to life, so that every family can celebrate the joy of children.

Mercy Perinatal
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Mercy Health Breastmilk Bank

Supporting the expansion of Victoria's only Breastmilk Bank, to provide sick and premature babies with access to breastmilk and the best possible start to life.

Mercy Health Breastmilk Bank
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Aged Care Collaborative Research

The Aged Care Collaborative Research Initiative conducts research that supports residents of aged care homes to experience the best day possible, every day.

Aged Care Collaborative Research
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Local Improvements

Through Local Improvements, the Foundation supports a range of initiatives in health, aged and community care. From playgrounds and gardens, to equipment — and even a pub — the Local Improvements program gives all those for whom we care a better experience of Mercy Health.

Local Improvements
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Knights of the Southern Cross Imagine Fund

Our Imagine Fund supports aged care residents to achieve something special. By giving to the Imagine Fund, you help an older person live a long-held dream.

Knights of the Southern Cross Imagine Fund
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Compassionate Support Fund

Mercy Health Foundation's Compassionate Support Fund provides support to our residents, clients, patients and their families who are experiencing financial and social disadvantage.

Compassionate Support Fund
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Emergency Accommodation & NICU

Supporting families through their experience at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. By contributing to Emergency Accommodation & NICU, you can help give babies and families a better start to life.

Emergency Accommodation & NICU
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Scholarships

Scholarships are provided to support staff in pursuit of careers in health, aged and community care.

Scholarships
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Urgent Need

Preparing for the end of life is a deeply intimate and personal experience. Mercy Health Foundation supports our palliative care patients, residents, their families and loved ones, to provide comfort as people approach the end of life.

Urgent Need
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Sheila Handbury Chair of Maternal Fetal Medicine

Supporting the advancement of maternal fetal medicine advocacy and clinical practice, to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies.

Sheila Handbury Chair of Maternal Fetal Medicine