A long shot of the Werribee Mercy Hospital reception desk.

Our organisation

Mercy Health provides care for people at every age and stage of life.

Mercy Health provides care for people at every age and stage of life.

We’re dedicated to providing the best possible care in our hospitals, clinics, nurseries, aged care homes and the community.

Mercy Health offers acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, specialist women’s healthcare, early parenting services, palliative care, home and community care, and training and development for our staff. We are pioneering research across a range of clinical areas and taking a lead in education activities, to improve the way we deliver care and support for people in need.

As a Catholic provider of care we value the dignity of life from conception to death. In addition to the many services we provide, there are some that we don’t. Like most care providers in public health and aged care, there are services we are not equipped to provide. In addition to those practical limits of care there are two areas where, for moral reasons, we do not provide some services: being women’s health and end of life care.

We provide a comprehensive and highly regarded range of women’s health, pregnancy and birthing services. We do not provide termination of pregnancy or direct contraceptive procedures.

We are committed to excellent end of life and palliative care which includes effective symptom and pain management and withdrawing life prolonging treatments when they are medically futile or overly burdensome or when a person wants them withdrawn. We will neither provide nor facilitate Voluntary Assisted Dying as prescribed by Victorian Legislation.

Our approach is in accordance with the Hippocratic tradition of medicine: When our patients are dying, we assist them to die in comfort and with dignity. We aim to do no harm, to relieve pain, to provide compassionate care for the whole person and to never abandon those in our care.

Last reviewed December 13, 2017.

More families to benefit from new early parenting service

Mercy Health has been selected by the Victorian Government to operate a brand new early parenting centre in the City of Whittlesea in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. This exciting new development is an acknowledgement of Mercy Health’s experience and expertise in supporting young families.

More families to benefit from new early parenting service

Aged care royal commission

Mercy Health supports the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety In early 2021, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will release its final report. It has made recommendations to government about issues that need to be addressed and changes that need to be made to reform our aged care system...
Aged care royal commission

The people of Melbourne’s West are being heard!

Mercy Health has welcomed the Victorian Government’s allocation of $4.8 million in yesterday’s state budget to complete planning for the third stage of Werribee Mercy Hospital. Mercy Health Group Chief Executive Adjunct Professor Stephen Cornelissen said that the funding is a clear sign the voices of the people of the west of Melbourne are being...
The people of Melbourne’s West are being heard!