Gifts and bequests


As a not-for-profit organisation, Calvary reinvests funds into the equipment and infrastructure to ensure the ongoing improvement of all key services.

Many of our supporters choose to leave a gift or bequest to us in their will. Areas of benefit include:

  • general medicine
  • oncology
  • research
  • alcohol and drug services
  • palliative care

Bequests can also be used to assist with the promotion of positive community attitudes towards the necessity and desire of quality health care. Your contribution will go on helping us through the 21st century. Your contribution can be a fixed amount or a percentage of your estate. You can nominate to assist in the general provision of our services or your bequest can be directed towards a specific unit, project or type of service.

How to make a bequest

To assist in the preparation of a bequest may we advise the following wording:

I (name), give ($amount) free of all duties and testamentary expense to Calvary John James Hospital for the purpose of patient care/service development, and I direct that the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer shall be sufficient discharge of my executors for this bequest.

Making a difference at Calvary John James Hospital

Your donations are used in a variety of ways to improve the patient journey. One of the exciting projects that we have underway is to develop a sensory garden for patients and their visitors.

Your contributions are thoughtfully allocated to other areas such as patient therapy games; artwork; music resources for patients and other items that might make a hospital stay more comfortable.