Ionis: new sculpture pays tribute to St John of God Murdoch Hospital volunteers

Ionis: new sculpture pays tribute to St John of God Murdoch Hospital volunteers

A NEW sculpture has been installed at St John of God Murdoch Hospital to recognise the efforts of volunteers over the last 25 years.

The 3m-tall sculpture, called Ionis, was created by Melbourne-based artist Robert Hague.

Volunteer resources manager Helen Jackson said the sculpture was an uplifting presence and would be for years to come.

Ionis is an apt marker of the 25th anniversary of the formation of community volunteering, embodying and recognising volunteer commitment and contribution to the hospital,” she said.

Volunteering at the hospital began in 1993 by the Sisters of St John of God.

Chief executive Ben Edwards said volunteers had provided a vital link to the community and were integral to “the support we provide”.

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