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History, Mission, Vision & Values

Always a part of the community

Our story began more than 80 years ago with Matron Beryl Hill.

In 1943, Matron Beryl Hill returned from missionary service in the Himalayan Mountains with a calling to establish a place of medical and spiritual care for vulnerable community members. Committed to this calling, she developed a partnership with a local church, Subiaco Church of Christ, who shared her passion for helping the vulnerable.

With the church’s support, a small community Hospital with 14 beds was established in Subiaco – it was later renamed ‘Bethesda’ and relocated to Claremont.

Today, the community spirit and sense of purpose has remained with those who are associated with Bethesda. We are a modern, vibrant healthcare community, with a reputation for exceptional quality and personalised care.

Underpinning everything we do


To deliver the highest quality healthcare experience by putting patients at the centre of all that we do.


To be the preferred choice for doctors, staff and patients, and to be recognised for the provision of high quality clinical care.

Our Values


Create an environment of unity and togetherness.


Recognise and acknowledge the uniqueness and value of every individual.


Demonstrate honesty and trust.


Work to express God’s love through a caring expression of kindness, tolerance, and tenderness.


Excel in all that we do, so that we can promote our mission.


Have pride in the high-level care and service we offer.

“Thank you for providing a wonderful service.

The care received by the patient was excellent (she could be rather demanding at times!). The family was very lucky she could spend her last days at Bethesda. Even the dog was welcome — more important than family!”
– Sara Z