The Society of St George’s Hospital
The Society was established for medical, religious and charitable objectives and purposes within New Zealand only
Specifically the Society was established:
- To erect, maintain, administer and endow a private general hospital or hospitals, and to provide related services and facilities
- To exercise and perform all necessary duties, functions and obligations in regard to such hospital or hospitals and to the nursing and treatment of the sick or infirm generally
- To impart into the work the religious element of Christian life, duty and obligations
- To apply any profits accruing from the activities or work of the Society to the furtherance of its charitable objectives, especially the altruistic nursing of the sick or for such other purposes which accord with its charitable objectives
- To carry out the charitable objectives of the Society either alone or in association with such other person, corporation, body or trust as may be approved by the Society
- To enter into any form of contract or contractual arrangement, with any other entity for the purpose of carrying out the objectives of the Society
Note: The above Objectives of the Society are enshrined in the Society's Rules of the St George’s Hospital Incorporated.
Membership of the society
Membership of the St George's Hospital Society is through nomination and election by the Society members.
Prospective members are expected to have an interest in the well being of the Hospital.
From its inception the Hospital has had a close link with the Anglican Church. While the Hospital cares for all denominations, membership of the Society is structured to preserve this Anglican linkage. There is a requirement that not less than 60% of the members of the Society must be listed on a parish roll of the Anglican Church.
Role of society members and their obligations
The Society receives, considers and approves policy and monitors the well being of the Hospital.
The Society is the ultimate authority regarding matters affecting the future direction of the Hospital.
A Board of Directors reports to the Society and is responsible for matters of governance ensuring the Hospital is both financially and medically viable.