Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s Hospital

About Us

Western Health Foundation exists to raise funds in support of Western Health and the people of Melbourne’s west.

Western Health Foundation

Established in 2011, the Western Health Foundation supports the important work of Western Health – a major healthcare provider in Melbourne’s west. Western Health provides healthcare services to more than 1 million people across the western region of Melbourne.

In 2017/18 we provided over 640,000 instances of care to our community. Our services are delivered from three acute public hospitals in Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown, a day hospital in Sunbury and two residential care facilities in Melton and Williamstown.

As the fundraising arm of Western Health, the Western Health Foundation facilitates opportunities for members of the community to support the work of Western Health through:

  • raising funds for the purchase of equipment and certain facilities
  • funding medical research
  • providing scholarships for staff

Funds raised by the Foundation are not used to fund general hospital operating expenses.

The activities of the Foundation are governed by a Board of Directors who are appointed by Western Health. The Directors bring to the Foundation considerable knowledge and expertise, particularly in the areas of philanthropy and corporate governance.

Our Board

Mr Robert Scarborough (Chairman)
Dr Susan Alberti AC
Mr Mike Allen
Ms Juliette Alush
Ms Suellen Bruce
Mr Russell Harrison (CEO, Western Health)
Mr Solomon Miller
The Hon Bronwyn Pike
Mr Travis Simkin
The Hon Ralph Willis AO

Western Health Foundation (ABN 37 867 721 909) is a registered charity with the Australian Non-Profit and Charities Commissions (ACNC) and holds Tax Concession Charity (TCC) and Deductible Gift Recipient Status (DGR) status.

For further information visit our website at

Please contact us on 03 8345 7660 if you have any questions about how you can support Western Health or email