What we do
We work with the local Wyndham community to raise vital funds for Wyndham’s only public hospital.
Since 1993, the foundation has been providing significant financial support to Werribee Mercy Hospital, that now serves the greater Wyndham region.
It takes a broad community approach to help raise the funds required to expand our public hospital to meet community demand and we welcome volunteers, business supporters, donors and families interested in our giving in memory program or to make a bequest.
We work with you to ensure our hospital is the best it can be.
Intensive Care Unit opens August 2018
The new intensive care unit at Werribee Mercy Hospital has opened and will provide the people of Wyndham more theatres and beds. Hospital waiting times for emergency care and elective surgery will be reduced and patients will get the treatment they need sooner.
This significant expansion includes 8 intensive care beds, 6 additional operating theatres, a central sterile department as well as 56 inpatient beds and a multi-story car-park.
The expansion has been funded through $85 million from the state government, $6 million from Mercy Health and $2 million from the Mercy Health Foundation and Werribee Hospital Foundation.
Wyndham community can expect quality health outcomes from the hospital as it continues to meet the needs of this rapidly growing community.
Werribee Hospital Foundation will continue working closely with Werribee Mercy Hospital and the local community to build a public health service that meets community expectations and growing capacity.
Campaign to purchase a Rotem August 2018
Time is critical when dealing with situations involving large blood loss, such as with obstetrics and surgical interventions. Having an advanced diagnostic machine that analyses the coagulation of blood, not only saves time by helping to guide clinical decisions for blood transfusions, it most importantly, saves lives.
A Rotem blood analyser machine will soon be purchased by Werribee Mercy Hospital following a successful community fundraiser led by Werribee Hospital Foundation in partnership with community members, groups and businesses.
The target has now been reached and it is all thanks to the local Wyndham community getting behind their public hospital.
Major donors include the Werribee Hospital Foundation, Werribee District Football Club, Rotary Club of Hoppers Crossing and Goddings.
The Werribee District Football Club supported this fundraiser by hosting The Mercy Cup on Saturday 4 August where Werribee Districts claimed the trophy with a 16.10 (106) – 8.11 (59) win against Wyndham Vale F.C. The funds raised were boosted by Werribee Districts Football player, Gavin Donnan, who helped champion an online fundraising campaign.
Werribee Mercy perioperative educator and Director of Werribee Hospital Foundation, Nicole Whiting, organised a sold out Ladies Luncheon at the The Mercy Cup that included a massive fundraising raffle.
Who remembers this building? Werribee District Hospital was opened 9 September 1962. It contained 22 beds, a matron’s flat and four staff homes. It closed in 1994, when the Werribee Mercy Hospital in Hoppers Lane opened to the public. … See MoreSee Less
Halloween offers opportunities for not just children to trick and treat. You might consider your workplace, school or social club to host a fundraising morning tea. Here’s some inspiration to get you engaged. Please consider Werribee Hospital Foundation for your fundraising event. … See MoreSee Less
Volunteering with Werribee Hospital Foundation is a social activity where we work together to help support the development of our local public hospital. … See MoreSee Less
We welcome partnering with local clubs and schools. We can provide some start-up ideas, resources and support; or perhaps you already have a fundraising event and just need a cause to work towards. … See MoreSee Less
Giving in memory of a loved one allows you and your family to recognise the role the hospital and its staff may have played in their care. For further details please contact us … See MoreSee Less
As with all donations to Werribee Hospital Foundation, a tax receipt is provided. … See MoreSee Less
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Wyndham City’s Healthy and Active Expo from 22 September – 14 October, showcases sports and fitness activities in your local neighbourhood with FREE events, clinics and ‘come and try’ sessions for all ages and abilities. Absolutely spoilt for choice. Keep healthy and active – www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/healthyandactiveexpo … See MoreSee Less
Thank you Werribee Racing Club for gifting Werribee Hospital Foundation 2 Full Memberships and 2 Family Memberships, normally $50 and $99 each. What incredible value!! We are offering these to the nicest bidder, as a contribution to our fundraising activities. We will need your email to send you a payment link. More info country.racing.com/werribee/memberships … See MoreSee Less
The foundation serves to support the greater Wyndham community by working to ensure public hospital care continues to grow to meet the expanding needs of our community. Would you like to get involved in our fundraising activities? Please call Lisa 0433 559 530 to find out how you can get involved. … See MoreSee Less
We have a great community here in Wyndham and many loyal and generous supporters, our canine friends included. … See MoreSee Less
Werribee Hospital Foundation is seeking volunteers able to assist with a range of volunteer roles. We need people to assist us with our collection tins, on community stalls and at community fundraising events. It takes a broad community approach to help raise the funds required to expand our public hospital and we welcome volunteers from diverse backgrounds and ages, with some roles being pet friendly too! … See MoreSee Less
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Werribee Hospital Foundation has a proud history of fundraising for both equipment and physical resources for the local public hospital. This includes our latest contribution of $400,000 toward the recently completed building expansion of Werribee Mercy Hospital; jointly funded through $85 million from the state government, $6 million from Mercy Health and $2 million from the Mercy Health Foundation and Werribee Hospital Foundation. Together we can achieve better health outcomes for the local community … See MoreSee Less
Community fundraiser supporting our local public hospital. If you want to fundraise for the hospital, please contact us at Werribee Hospital Foundation. … See MoreSee Less
How is everyone going with their voting for Pick My Project? One local foundation Arts Assist Wyndham is working to grow our local arts and culture and has this worthy project of a mural on the water tower. To see the entire list go to pickmyproject.vic.gov.au Remember to get your 3 votes in by 17 September. … See MoreSee Less
A blood analyser (Rotem) machine will soon be purchased by Werribee Mercy Hospital following a successful community fundraiser led by Werribee Hospital Foundation in partnership with community members, groups and businesses. The target of $15,000 has now been reached and it is all thanks to the local Wyndham community getting behind their public hospital. Major donors and supporters include the Werribee Hospital Foundation, Werribee Districts Football Club (official), Rotary Club of Hoppers Crossing, Gavin Donnon and Godings. … See MoreSee Less
Raffles are an an important part of our fundraising activities. If your business wants to offer a gift or voucher for our next fundraiser, we’d be glad to work together. Please let’s work together to support our local community and our local health service. … See MoreSee Less
Men’s health matters and that is why it is important to acknowledge all of our father’s on Father’s Day. Have a wonderful day. You deserve it. … See MoreSee Less
Today’s official opening of the Werribee Mercy Hospital expansion was held in the lovely wellness room. A smoking ceremony was a fitting start, followed by Archbishop Peter Comensoli who provided the Christian blessings. He was joined by Jill Hennessy MP, Tim Pallas, Joanne Ryan MP, Mercy Health staff, Board Directors, Sisters of Mercy, Council and community members and Directors from Werribee Hospital Foundation. The expansion is nothing short of world class and has the unique feature of a central garden, on each level, including in the intensive care unit. … See MoreSee Less
Lowe’s Amcal Pharmacy in Watton Street Werribee provide a valuable community service by signing statutory declarations. This service is free of charge; however, they do request you make a contribution to another valuable service, the Werribee Hospital Foundation, when requesting a statutory declaration. If you or your business want to do something similar please contact us with your suggestions. … See MoreSee Less
All the best for the finalists in the 2018 Wyndham Business Awards on tonight at the Plaza Tavern. We know many of our leading Wyndham businesses support the work of Werribee Hospital Foundation and should be recognised for their efforts, commitment and success. If any business not already engaged in fundraising for our local public hospital, then please contact us and good-luck to this year’s finalists. … See MoreSee Less
We are fortunate to have such close ties to Rotary Club of Hoppers Crossing, who meet every Wednesday night at DiCaprios Restaurant Hoppers Crossing from 6.30pm. As Rotary member and evening speaker Kirti Dube said, "I have had countless opportunities to get involved in the community." So for anyone wanting to do community fundraising with Werribee Hospital Foundation, please send us a message or call Lisa 0433 559 530. … See MoreSee Less
It is so wonderful to have the support of our young people. Giving can start anytime. Our hospital. Our cause. … See MoreSee Less
For those who have given to these boxes, you have helped achieve a new Critical Care Unit for Werribee Mercy Hospital. Together we can continue to build the best care, locally. … See MoreSee Less
Many local children and families use the Werribee Mercy Hospital. Giving back can start at anytime. Please contact us if you would like to get more involved in Werribee Hospital Foundation … See MoreSee Less
Werribee Hospital Foundation Director Nik Tsardakis is gratefully receiving a cheque from Rotary Club of Hoppers Crossing President Sharon Crulci for $583.30. This was raised at a recent Bunnings Hoppers Crossing BBQ. All of this money is going toward a Rotem blood analysing machine for Werribee Mercy. Donations still open mercycup.everydayhero.com/au/gavin-donnon … See MoreSee Less
Gavin is helping us to raise money for Werribee Mercy Hospital. The focus of this year’s Mercy Cup is the purchase of a life saving blood analysis unit, critical for analysing blood quickly and speeding up the treatment of patients suffering bleeding during obstetrics.
The equipment (ROTEM) costs $40,000 and the Werribee Hospital Foundation needs to raise $15,000 to enable the hospital to purchase the unit. Please join Gavin in contributing to this worthwile piece of equipment. everydayhero.com.au/event/mercycup … See MoreSee Less
These fundraising boxes are located at various places in our community, supporting the valuable work of our hospital. If your business would like to host a box or a tin, then please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org … See MoreSee Less
Thanks again to our major contributors Godings and Werribee Districts Football Club (official) for our current fundraiser toward a blood analysing machine for Werribee Mercy Hospital. Our tally so far is close to $5,000 thanks to many individuals and business. Donations online continue www.everydayhero.com.au/event/MercyCup … See MoreSee Less
There was such a wonderful atmosphere at today’s The Mercy Cup – WHF Fundraiser and Football Match and congratulations to Werribee Districts Football Club (official) for their great win. The Ladies Luncheon was a sold out event, and a really fun crowd. Please share and tag yourselves! Thanks again to player and fundraising ambassador Gavin Donnon. Online donations for the blood analysing equipment for Werribee mercy Hospital continue via werribeehospitalfoundation.org.au/ … See MoreSee Less
Head down to the Mercy Cup between Werribee Districts Football Club (official) and Wyndhamvale Football Club on Saturday 4 August from 12noon at Soldiers Reserve. Gavin Donnon is a local Werribee player and fundraising ambassador for the Werribee Hospital Foundation. The Ladies Luncheon is sold out thanks to Nicole Whiting but you can still come down and enjoy a champagne! Online donations available werribeehospitalfoundation.com.au/ … See MoreSee Less
The battle of the Mercy Cup will be this Saturday 4 August at Soldiers Reserve in Werribee – Reserves at 12noon, Seniors at 2pm. Come show your support as Werribee Hospital Foundation and Werribee Districts Football Club (official) are fundraising with Gavin Donnon, Player and Mercy Cup Ambassador, for much needed equipment for the Werribee Mercy Hospital. We’ll have tins on the day, but you can also provide a donation via www.everydayhero.com.au/event/MercyCup … See MoreSee Less
Our Board Members had a great time at the Werribee Bunnings Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser with Rotary Club of Hoppers Crossing members today.
Starting today and for the entire month of May, head to Grill’d in Pacific Werribee to support the Werribee Hospital Foundation – put a token in our jar at Grill’d this month! … See MoreSee Less
There is still time to vote, please follow the below link and type in ‘Alex’ to vote for Werribee Mercy’s star nurse – Alex Malachowski … See MoreSee Less
Please vote for Alex Malachowski for the Ansell Cares H.E.R.O. award on the below link (follow the link, then filter by name), Alex is a wonderful nurse who has worked at the Mercy for n…
Nicole Whiting and Nicole Ali at the Mercy Easter fair recruitment stall … See MoreSee Less
Please vote for Alex Malachowski for the Ansell Cares H.E.R.O. award on the below link (follow the link, then filter by name), Alex is a wonderful nurse who has worked at the Mercy for nearly 10 years – Alex will be donating her prize money if she wins to the Werribee Mercy hospital.
We are excited to announce the appointment of Nicole Whiting, Peri Operative Educator at Werribee Mercy Hospital, as the newest Board Member and Director of the Foundation.
Long time Wyndham resident, Nicole will bring tremendous experience and knowledge to the Foundation’s purpose to support public hospital care locally.
Nicole is an active member our community well known for her passion and commitment to public health. Please join with us in congratulating Nicole on her appointment. … See MoreSee Less
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & FUNDRAISING MANAGER.
The WHF Board is looking to engage an experienced fundraiser to help develop, implement and manage fundraising programs among the community. The focus of the role is to:
To generate income for Werribee Hospital Foundation through the development and management of fundraising programs.
Implement systems that ensure proper management and accountability of fundraising income.
To support and recognise the efforts of supporters of the Foundation, engaging and informing them of the Foundation’s activities.
To learn more about the role and to download a description, view the position at EhicalJobs.com.au by searching the job title above. … See MoreSee Less
Free on Monday? A Point Cook fundraiser is aiming to raise as much as possible for the critical care unit at Werribee Mercy Hospital
Local public hospital advocate and lifetime Werribee resident, Jan Goates recently retired as Director and Board Member of the Werribee Hospital Foundation after 25 years. In a recent interview Jan reflected on the Foundation’s growth and contribution to public hospital services in Wyndham……read more at werribeehospitalfoundation.com.au/thanks-for-making-a-difference-locally/ … See MoreSee Less
A huge THANK YOU to Lorry Rowe, Carole Cumbo and the team at Rotary Fit4Use store in Railway Ave Werribee, for donating $1,000 toward our efforts to raise money for the new Critical Care Unit at Werribee Mercy Hospital. Donations to the Appeal can be made at www.everydayhero.com.au/event/WerribeeMercyHospitalCCUAppeal … See MoreSee Less
The Werribee Hospital Foundation’s Board of Directors recently met at Werribee Mercy Hospital for their annual strategy workshop. While there they took the opportunity to see the new Critical Care Unit currently under construction and were very impressed with its progress. What an asset it will be for the people of Wyndham! … See MoreSee Less
Master Wok serves up a major gift for the local public hospital.
For 35 years Werribee’s own Master Wok has been serving up the very best Chinese cuisine to diners near and far. One of the first Chinese restaurants to establish itself in Synnot street, Master Wok has become an institution in Werribee, attracting diners from all over Melbourne, including some very notable guests such as John Farnham.
However on this occasion it’s not the delicious menu options that have attracted the praise of local diners.
Ringo Wong, local identity and co-owner of Master Wok, has been a long-term supporter of the local Werribee Mercy Hospital. Master Wok was one of many local businesses to provide donations when the new Werribee Mercy Hospital was built back in 1994.
More than three decades on and with the hospital undertaking an $85million expansion project that will see the addition of an 8 bed Critical Care Unit – 56 new inpatient beds & 6 operating theatres, the team at Master Wok have again presented a very large donation to help provide life saving equipment for the Critical Care Unit.
Werribee resident and regular diner, Dr Callum Scott (also a Director of Werribee Hospital Foundation), recently presented a certificate of recognition during the 35-year banquet celebration among 150 local patrons.
Mr Wong said ‘“Locals have supported our business since we commenced 35 years ago and we want to give back and support the community. The local public hospital is very important to the people of Wyndham and many families will benefit from the expansion.”
The Werribee Hospital Foundation in conjunction with Mercy Health Foundation is raising money to fund vital equipment for the new Critical Care Unit. The Werribee Hospital Foundation recently pledged $400,000 toward the Critical Care Unit Appeal and continues to raise funds specifically for the local public hospital.
A huge congratulations to the Werribee Districts Football Club High Tea organisers and guests for hosting a great event to raise money for Werribee Mercy Hospital Critical Care Unit. 75 ladies attended the event, raising $600 in raffle prizes along with the football club donating another $300. Well done!😀
Online donations to the CCU Appeal can be made at www.wmhccuappeal.org.au … See MoreSee Less
ROTARY CLUB OF HOPPERS CROSSING DONATES $3,000 FOR CRITICAL CARE UNIT
Werribee Hospital Foundation Chairman Nik Tsardakis accepts a $3,000 cheque from Des O’Shanassy, president of the Rotary Club of Hoppers Crossing.
Des said the donation, which was made possible through a number of fundraising BBQs, represented the community’s commitment toward the local public hospital, the Werribee Mercy Hospital.
A Critical Care Unit will serve and support the Wyndham community and means family can be close by in difficult times The development is well underway and will open in the second half of 2018. … See MoreSee Less
Have a story that celebrates the great work the WMH medical team do daily? We’d love to hear from you. … See MoreSee Less
"90 patients a month get transferred to emergency departments to other hospitals with the capacity to offer intensive, coronary and high-dependency services…" Donate now and help us raise $2 million to support a Critical Care Unit to provide these services locally. … See MoreSee Less
Federal member Joanne Ryan supporting local issues. Donate to the Critical Care Unit … See MoreSee Less
Come meet Jan our Director at the Werribee Hospital Christmas Fair. Raising critical money for the CCU … See MoreSee Less
A ‘Critical Care’ Unit at Werribee Mercy Hospital will keep families closer in times of great need.. Please support the campaign … See MoreSee Less
The Wyndham community can now look forward to an expansion of services at Werribee Mercy Hospital. Our only Public Hospital is set for a significant upgrade with the addition of a Critical Care Unit.
Currently Werribee Mercy Hospital can transfer up to 90 patients per month from the Emergency Department to other hospitals due to increasing demand to provide services through a Critical Care Unit.
Transferring patients diverts doctors and staff from responding to other patients as they try to find other hospitals with a Critical Care Unit to take these patients. This also places additional stress of family and friends as they seek to support their loved ones in other parts of Melbourne.
Werribee Hospital Foundation is helping to raise $2M from within the Wyndham community to ensure the Crital Care Unit is equipped with the very best equipment to serve our community.
Please connect with our page to support the Werribee Mercy Hospital CCU campaign and help to spread the news.
We are looking for Everyday Hero fundraisers, donors and volunteers to support the CCU Appeal. … See MoreSee Less
Werribee Mercy Hospital is building a much needed Critical Care Unit which mean the community of Wyndham will now have access to Critical Care locally. Currently patients requiring critical care are too often transferred to other hospitals because our local hospital simply doesn’t have the capacity to cope with the demand.
This is a great development that will see our local public hospital enhanced with state of the art Critical Care facilities that can look after patients locally, with their families and friends close by.
Werribee Hospital Foundation is helping to raise $2million to fit out the Critical Care Unit opening in 2018.
Please help us spread the word and to connect with the community of Wyndham around this cause. We are seeking volunteers and donors who can help us raise these much needed funds.
Please share our page with your friends to help us build momentum toward our target of $2million – Critical Care for Wyndham! … See MoreSee Less
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