Birth Sponsorship

The Mother Ignacia Hospital currently a 25 bed hospital, catering for inpatient admissions, outpatient presentations, dental clinic and maternity admissions including delivery.


The Hospital was opened in June 2016, and recently, this year 2018 a program “A Birth in Time” to sponsor antenatal care and birthing has commenced in the hospital.  This program provides free maternity care to poor people who would otherwise have no care, essentially due to poverty.


The Hospital is a partnership project between Dr David O’Rourke and his wife Sue-Ann (Canberra), Flinders Overseas Health Group (FOHG)  (Adelaide) and the Indonesian branch of an order of Catholic Sisters called, Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM).


The hospital currently has two fulltime doctors, nurses, midwives, an ambulance, 25 beds and ancillary staff.


“A Birth in Time”

Sponsorship of a birth will cost $200.  This money will provide for free antenatal clinic visits as well as a supervised delivery at the hospital.  The mother will also be provided with a take home kit of materials to help both of them begin their journey.


Birth sponsors will be contacted by the Mother Ignacia Hospital via email, and will receive a letter of appreciation, birthing report and photos.


Donations are made to the FLINDERS FOUNDATION and the foundation will forward the money to the FLINDERS OVERSEAS HEALTH GROUP.  ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTABLE.


To make a donation:

  1. Go to Flinders Foundation Website ( and go to FOCUS AREAS, then to AFILIATES then to FLINDERS OVERSEAS HEALTH GROUP and follow the fields.
  2. Email your name, address, mobile and email address to the Mother Ignacia Hospital ( and indicate if the donation is for general purpose or birth sponsorship, so you can be provided with some feedback information from the hospital.

The Flinders Foundation will then send you your tax deductible receipt.