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Western Australia - Organisation

St Anne's Maternity Home (c. 1958 - 1982)

c. 1958
Adoption Agency, Catholic and Maternity Home
Alternative Names
  • St Anne's Hospital (also known as)
  • St Anne's Maternity Hospital (also known as)

St Anne's Maternity Home was run by the Sisters of Mercy from around 1958 in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley. During this time St Anne's was referred to as both a Hospital and a Home, with the terms being used interchangably. Many babies were adopted from St Anne's in this perod. In 1982 the Home was officially renamed St Anne's Mercy Hospital.


 1937 - c. 1958 St Anne's Nursing Home
       c. 1958 - 1982 St Anne's Maternity Home
             1982 - 1997 St Anne's Mercy Hospital
                   1997 - 2014 Mercy Hospital
                         2014 - St John of God Mount Lawley Hospital

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Sources used to compile this entry: MercyCare Anniversary Celebratory Newsletter, MercyCare, November 2012,

Prepared by: Nicola Laurent