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.

Autumn Appeal 2021

Every drop counts! Help us celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Mercy Health Breastmilk Bank.

Autumn Appeal 2021
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Mercy Perinatal

Mercy Perinatal serves 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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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.

Imagine Fund
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Urgent Need – Palliative Care

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 – Palliative Care
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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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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

Last reviewed May 14, 2019.