Vision, Mission and Values

As a Ministry of the Catholic Church, St John of God Hauora Trust models its service delivery on the healing Mission of Jesus Christ. This means offering hospitality, hope and healing to all for whom we care and to all who choose to work with us.

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Our Vision

To live and proclaim the healing touch of God’s love where we invite people to discover the richness and fullness of their lives, give them a reason to hope and a greater sense of their own dignity. 

Our Mission

To continue the healing mission of Jesus Christ through the provision of health care services that promote life to the full by enhancing the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual dimensions of being human.

Our Values

Hospitality – Manaakitanga

A welcoming openness to all; to the familiar and the mystery of self, people, ideals, experience, nature and to God.

Compassion – Aroha

Feeling with another in their discomfort or suffering and striving to understand the other’s experience with a willingness to reach out.

Respect – Whakaute

An attitude treasuring the unique dignity of every person and recognising the sacredness of all creation.

Justice – Tika

A balanced and fair relationship with ourself, neighbour, all of creation and God.

Excellence – Hiranga

Giving the optimum standard of care and service within available resources.

Our Logo

St John of God Hauora Trust is represented here in New Zealand by the Pātiki (fish) representing the strength of Māori culture.

The Pātiki occurs throughout Māori art as a symbol for hospitality and the ability to provide food and good weather. This logo was developed by Christchurch based Ngāi Tahu designer Hori Te Ariki Mataki of Ariki Creative. The icon designs of our values were designed by Ngāi Tahu artist Morgan Mathews-Hale.

The pomegranate was adopted by the Sisters of St John of God to reflect the order’s patron saint, Saint John of God, who ministered to the sick and poor in the Spanish town of Granada (which means pomegranate in Spanish) in the first half of the 16th century.

Our five Values are reflected in the five seeds of the pomegranate, which is open, allowing the seeds to scatter and representing the generous self-giving required to reach out to people in need. The cross, the symbol of Christianity, reminds us of Jesus’ suffering and his call to follow in his footsteps.