Archbishop’s prayer for St John of God Midland Public Hospital

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe blesses the new hospital in the presence of leaders of other faiths.
Archbishop Timothy Costelloe blesses the new hospital in the presence of leaders of other faiths.

THIS public hospital has been entrusted in partnership with the State Government to St John of God Health Care, the Catholic organisation with a wonderful reputation in our community for the provision of the highest quality health care.

This is a new experience for us here in Western Australia but of course the Catholic Church has administered public hospitals in partnership with governments in nearly all of our major cities here in Australia for many, many years.

They have been and continue to be wonderful and highly valued contributors to the wellbeing of their communities and I have not the slightest doubt that this hospital will continue that great tradition.

As a facility under the care of a Catholic organisation, the hospital will be grounded in the mercy, compassion and respect for the worth and dignity of every human person which are the values we have learnt from the teaching and actions of Jesus. They are of course the same values at the heart of every religion, every faith and are found in the heart of every person.

It is my hope, my expectation and my prayer that everyone who engages with this hospital whether as staff, as visitors or as patients will experience a sense of being deeply honoured, valued and respected.

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