Giving - How You Can Help

Support St George Hospital with your donation and help us provide the best possible care to our patients.

You can choose the area your donation will support, whether it is an area in need or one that holds special significance to you or someone close to you. 
Help make a difference, donate today!

Donations we receive help us to provide the following:

  • Next generation equipment
  • Research into new and better treatments;
  • Special programs to support improved patient care

We accept donations by credit card, cheque, money order or cash.

To make a donation online select from the options below or download the Donation Form or Donate On Line.

Donations over $2 are fully tax-deductible and we will send you a receipt for this purpose. Unspecified donations will be directed to the area of most need at the discretion of the St George Hospital’s Clinical Council.

 

Fundraising

Take an active role in raising money for St George Hospital through our community fundraising page where you can create your own fundraising event and start making a difference for your chosen area straight away.

Please contact the Fundraising Coordinator on (02) 9113 2901 for further information or to obtain copies of the External Fundraising Application Form and Fundraising Guidelines for External Fundraising.

Fundraising is vital to our hospital and helps us provide improved infrastructure and medical equipment for patient care, your support is appreciated.

 

In Memory Gifts

Making an In-Memoriam donation

A gift to St George Hospital in memory of a loved one is a wonderful way to show your appreciation for the care and support you and your family have received.

Choose the department or specialty you wish to have your donation support and it will be used to purchase medical equipment and patient amenities.

Following receipt of your donation we will send a letter to the family of the person you have donated in memory of, notifying them of your donation. For your privacy, we will not disclose the amount of your donation. We will also send you a tax-deductible receipt (for all donations over $2).

If you wish to make an In Memoriam donation please contact the Fundraising Coordinator on (02) 9113 2901.

To make an In Memoriam donation please print out the Donation Form or Donate On Line.

 

Organising a collection at a funeral

Many families are now choosing to ask friends and family to give a donation to the hospital in lieu of flowers at the funeral of a loved one.

If you are organising a funeral, please ask your funeral director to contact us and arrange for St George Hospital In-Memoriam envelopes to be made available at the service. If your funeral director is unable to assist, please contact us on (02) 9113 2901 and we will arrange for our In Memoriam envelopes to be delivered direct to you within 1-2 working days.

The donations can be returned to St George Hospital Fundraising Department, Level 1, James Laws House or returned to the Cashier located at the Gray St Entrance.  For further information please call (02) 9113 2901.

 

How to inform others

If you would like people to make a donation to St George Hospital and Community Health Service in lieu of flowers we suggest you include a request in your loved one's death notice. The request might look like:

“Donations in lieu of flowers to St George Hospital c/- Fundraising Unit, Gray Street, Kogarah NSW 2217.”

If you wish, you may also specify a particular area within the hospital that you would like donations directed towards e.g. Cancer, Renal, Emergency Department.

 

Information for Funeral Directors

St George Hospital has specialised In-Memoriam envelopes for Funeral Directors free of charge. If you do not have any of our In-Memoriam envelopes, or if you need to re-order, please call us on (02) 9113 2901 with your required amounts and we will arrange for delivery of these to you.

 

In Lieu of Gift Donations

If you are planning to hold a celebration to mark a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or wedding, you may wish to ask your guests to consider making a (tax deductible) donation to St George Hospital in lieu of buying gifts.

To make a donation in lieu of gifts, please call the Fundraising Unit on (02) 9113 2901 who will provide you with envelopes and forms, or alternatively you can download the Special Gift Form and fax to (02) 9113 3960 or mail to:

Attention: Fundraising Coordinator
St George Hospital & Community Health Service
Gray Street
KOGARAH NSW 2217

 

Leaving a Gift in Your Will

Thank you for your interest in including a bequest to St George Hospital and Community Health Service in your Will.

Bequests to St George Hospital and Community Health Service are a vital source of our funding. By making a bequest to the hospital in your Will, you will help us to continue to provide services, programs and projects to our patients and community.

We recommend you discuss the type of bequest you intend to provide to the hospital with your family and solicitor prior to finalising your Will.

To obtain further information or discuss your bequest, please call our friendly team on (02) 9113 2901.

Bequest Wording

It is important that your bequest is worded correctly and the following is recommended as a guide. You may wish to give this wording to the solicitor who is preparing your Will.

Residual Bequest

"I give and bequeath to St George Hospital and Community Health Service for its general purposes, the residue of my Estate for which the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorised Officer shall be an absolute discharge."

Percentage of Estate

"I give and bequeath to St George Hospital and Community Health Service for its general purposes, …% of my estate for which the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorised officer shall be an absolute discharge."

Pecuniary Bequest

"I give and bequeath to St George Hospital and Community Health Service for its general purposes, the sum of $.... for which the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorised Officer shall be an absolute discharge."

You may also specify what unit within the hospital you would like your bequest to assist, for example Cancer, Renal, Respiratory, Cardiology etc. Just substitute the name of the unit for “general purposes”.  Please contact (02) 9113 2901 to confirm the correct name of the unit you are choosing to assist.

Notes

A Will is a legal document that clearly sets out your wishes for the distribution of your assets after your death. Having a clear, legally valid and up-to-date Will is the best way to ensure that your assets are protected and distributed according to your wishes.

St George Hospital and Community Health Service has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient and an income tax exempt charitable entity for tax purposes.

We thank you for your continued support of St George Hospital and Community Health Service.