Mercy Health

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health employs more than 6,500 people across VIC, NSW, ACT, QLD and WA who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, women’s and babies’ health services, early parenting services, home and community care and health worker training and development. Mercy Health employs people from many cultures and backgrounds who, irrespective of their beliefs, share a common bond to care for those in need.  

Mercy Health has been accredited as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace since 2007 and has a number of dedicated spaces at our major facilities for employees who wish to breastfeed and are equipped with a comfortable lounge chair, fridge, sink and nappy changing station. We recognise the importance of breastfeeding for both mother and baby and we are committed to accommodating and supporting employees balance breastfeeding and work responsibilities.  This is reflected in our organisation wide Breastfeeding and Work Policy and Procedure.

We also have in place a childcare referral service, fully funded by Mercy Health. Our employees are invited to contact this external service and they will be provided with advice on availability of childcare options in their area, whether that is close to home or work. As a Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice for Gender Equity since 2008, we are committed to helping staff balance family and work responsibilities wherever possible. We are encouraged by 82% of our workforce who access some form of flexible working arrangement and as such Mercy Health has in place a formalised Workplace Flexibility Policy and Procedure to support this commitment.

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