Our Mission and Values

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Our Mission

Catholic Healthcare promotes life in all its fullness by providing aged, health and community services inspired by the Catholic tradition.

The mission of Catholic Healthcare expresses the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our service to Australia's ageing community reflects the love and compassion defined by Jesus in the story of the Good Samaritan. We uphold the intrinsic dignity of all those we serve by focusing on holistic person-centred care that fosters living life to the full. This mission continues the tradition of providing care and support to all faiths, backgrounds and ethnicities.

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Our Values

The values of our organisation are reflected in the behaviour of our staff, our model of care and attitudes, with these displayed in every encounter each day.

  • Compassion: We walk with others and genuinely seek to understand their story.
  • Respect: Recognising and celebrating both what we have in common and how we are different.
  • Honesty: We do what we say we do. We try always to speak the truth.
  • Hospitality: Relationships are important. We want each person we come into contact with to feel welcomed and valued. 
  • Excellence: We strive to provide the highest quality of care and service to our residents, clients, patients and colleagues.      
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Our Symbol

Our symbol is a dove pictured in mid-flight and represents a number of different aspects of our organisation’s Heritage, Mission and Values.

It is a symbol of the coming of the  Holy Spirit which gives life and continues to inspire our Mission at Catholic Healthcare. 

The dove is recognised as a universal symbol of  hope  and comfort. The origins of its meaning are traced back to Scriptures, beginning with the story of Noah and the great flood (Genesis 8:10-11). The Dove returning with an olive branch was the hope of the floods receding and life beginning again. And as a symbol of the presence of God in the baptism of Jesus and the event of Pentecost.