Our history

Starting out in a church hall in central Melbourne, our team proudly continues the tradition of providing exceptional care to our community.   Our humble beginnings will be highlighted in 2011 as we celebrate our 80th year of service.
 
Jessie McPherson Private Hospital (affectionately known as Jessie) had humble beginnings in December 1930 in a central Melbourne church hall. A pioneering group of female doctors recognised an urgent need for a hospital to treat the city’s ailing female population. The hospital became a reality when the then State Premier, Sir William McPherson, donated £25,000 to build a hospital in memory of his mother, Mrs Jessie McPherson.
 
In 1987 the hospital moved to its present home in Clayton and is co-located with Southern Health’s Monash Medical Centre. We are now one of the few private hospitals in Melbourne co-located with a large public hospital. This unique position allows us to provide a comprehensive array of services through a multidisciplinary team.
 

A collection of photos from our archive