From a Church Hall to a Tertiary Care Facility

Jessie McPherson Private Hospital 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 Monash Health (previously Monash Medical Centre). We are one of very few private hospitals in Melbourne co-located with a large public hospital. This unique position allows us to provide a comprehensive array of services with the support of a varied multidisciplinary team.

A collection of photos from our archive