Leave a Gift in your Will
Ordinary people, extraordinary gifts
Leaving a gift in your Will or bequest to the St George Hospital is a lasting legacy that makes a significant impact on patient care, research and learning.
Ways of giving
We appreciate family and loved ones should always come first, and believe that it is an important step to talk to family and loved ones about your Will. Communication will help to assist your final wishes are carried out. We are grateful when people decide to include a gift in their Will to St George Hospital, as they are a vital source of income which goes directly towards the purchase of medical equipment, patient comfort items or supports our valuable research.
There are a number of different ways you can make a gift in your Will to St George Hospital.
- A fixed percentage of your estate
- A specific sum of money
- Your entire estate or the residue of your estate after the distribution of bequests to other beneficiaries
- A specific gift such as jewellery, paintings, shares or property
- Alternatively, you may wish to establish a trust or life insurance naming St George Hospital
The right wording is so important
Your Solicitor will help you word your bequest in a way that ensures your Executors are able to effectively carry out your wishes. To assist you and your Solicitor we have provided an example of appropriate wording below.
“I give the bequeath to St George Hospital and Community Health Services 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 Services for its general purposes, ………..% of my estate for which the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorised officer shall be an absolute discharge.”
“I give and bequeath to St George Hospital and Community Health Services 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 Community Relations on (02) 9113 2901 to confirm the correct name of the unit you are choosing to assist.
A Will is a legal document that clearly sets out your wishes for the distribution of your assets after your death. Having a clear, 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 Services has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient and an income tax exempt charitable entity for tax purposes.
Further Information or assistance on leaving a Gift in your Will to St George Hospital
Community Relations Department
Ph (02) 9113 2901
This information and wording is provided as a general guide only. It is not provided as legal advice. You are advised to obtain your own legal advice prior to making a Will to ensure that your specific circumstances are taken into account.