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The Bays Christmas Appeal

Give a Christmas gift today

We know that now, more than ever, our local community needs us. In the last two years, everyday healthcare needs of our community have continued – hospitalisation has been required, cancers have been treated, the elderly have needed care, and babies have been born.

Throughout, The Bays Hospital and Aged Care have kept serving our community. As the end of the year and Christmas approaches, we invite you to make a tax-deductible gift to The Bays Hospital or The Bays Aged Care. Your gift will make a critical difference to our patients, residents, families, surgeons, specialists, and nurses and carers who care for them.

How your donation will help

All funds raised will go towards equipment for The Bays Hospital or The Bays Family Garden at The Bays Aged Care. You can direct your donation to your preferred area of need. We also have a list of medical equipment needed for the hospital and items required for the garden at aged care. If you are interested in donating a specific piece of equipment or item, please contact us. All donated items will be recognised with a donor plaque ceremony and unveiling.

The Bays has served the local community for more than 90 years and continues to uphold a long-standing reputation for excellence in the provision of quality healthcare.  That reputation is based on the fundamentals of modern equipment, provision of quality services and professional caring staff. 

Hospital equipment list

Aged Care Garden list

Make a tax-deductible donation

The Christmas Appeal will run until midnight  31 December 2021. This is a great opportunity for you to make a real difference with a Christmas gift and get a tax refund. 100% of all donations will be distributed to The Bays Healthcare Group. Gifts over $2 are tax-deductible. After a tax-deductible donation is made, you will receive a receipt, which you can then claim with the ATO.

As a not for profit and community-owned organisation, The Bays Healthcare Group relies on the generosity of the community to help us provide the people of the Mornington Peninsula with high quality healthcare services.

Your support will allow us to keep up with the latest medical developments, purchase equipment, maintain a comfortable and supportive environment for patients and visitors to The Bays Hospital and help us ensure that quality residential aged care facilities are available to all those in need at The Bays Aged Care. 

You can either nominate a specific area of The Bays Healthcare Group you wish to support, fund a specific item on our priority needs, or give an unrestricted donation that allows The Bays to direct funds to the area of most need. The Bays has Deductible Gift Recipient status and all donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

Our commitment to you is to ensure your gift will be administered and applied in accordance with your expressed wishes and duly acknowledged with our thanks.

There are many ways that you can support The Bays:


Making a bequest to The Bays through your estate is a wonderful way of making a significant gift to an organisation providing vital health care to your community. Making a gift of any size in your will to The Bays will help ensure that we can continue to provide exceptional care to future generations. 

Regular giving program

You may wish to support our vital work by committing to make a regular (monthly or quarterly) donation by credit card. Your gift can be directed towards a nominated area of interest or used where it is most needed.  Please contact Sophie White, Fundraising & Community Engagement Coordinator on 03 5970 5339 to discuss regular giving.  

Memorial gifts

Families often wish to remember the life of a loved one or special person in a way that has an ongoing benefit for the lives of others. In place of floral tributes, families may request that family, friends and colleagues make a donation to The Bays in memory of the deceased.  The Bays will provide the Funeral Director with ‘memorial envelopes’ for the service. Alternatively, when making funeral arrangements, advise your Funeral Director that you would like donations, in lieu of flowers, to The Bays. Your Funeral Director will contact us to request ‘memorial envelopes’ for the service. In Memoriam, donations can also be made online or by mail using the downloadable donation form. 

Celebration gifts

A milestone celebration in life – a birthday, wedding or an anniversary deserves to be celebrated in a special way. Add special meaning to your celebration by inviting your guests to give a donation to The Bays in lieu of a personal gift to you.  Celebration gifts to The Bays have a positive impact on the lives of many people.  The Bays can provide you with personalised donation cards to accompany your invitation or alternatively donations can be made online or by mail using the downloadable donation form. 

For further information on ways you can support us, please contact Rebecca Hasler, Fundraising & Community Engagement Manager on 03 5970 5339 or email