Wesley Mission has been delivering high-quality and compassionate mental health care to people in need and their families for over 60 years.
In 1946, the family of the late Hon Thomas Waddell donated their 25-room family home in Ashfield to Wesley Mission. The family was keen to provide a place that could care for women with epilepsy and other illnesses, as it had impacted someone in their family.
In 1954, Waddell House was officially registered as a hospital, following grants from the NSW State and Commonwealth Governments.
In the following years, Waddell House provided medical treatment and undertook ground-breaking research. It soon started treating men and continued to grow its programs and services to become one of the state’s leading mental health care providers.
In response to the growing need for professional mental health care, Wesley Mission opened Wesley Hospital Kogarah in 2014.
Lead by a team of expert clinicians and support staff, Wesley Hospitals continues to put people first, providing the support and medical intervention they need to build connected and fulfilling lives.