The St Andrew’s Hospital Foundation was founded on St Andrew’s Day 2000 with one of Australia’s ‘Natural Living Treasures’, Dr Basil Hetzel AC as its inaugural Patron. As was the case with the Auxiliary before it, the principal objective of the Foundation was to provide St Andrew's Hospital with financial support. The funds enable the hospital to maintain state of the art equipment and facilities, provide specialised staff education and training, and to foster research activities.
In the 80th year of the Hospital, the Foundation celebrates its 16th year. With over 80 Volunteers, managing the St Andrew’s Hospital Coffee Shop (with proceeds supporting the Foundation) and assisting patients to their rooms, the group continue to make a significant impact on the lives of others and in raising funds for the Foundation.
The objective of the Foundation remains unchanged; to raise funds for the Hospital through its fundraising initiatives including the annual Equipment Campaign, donations from the public, fundraising events and its Bequest Program. The Hospital makes a significant different to the lives of its patients, and the Foundation continues to provide an avenue for those that wish to support it.