Who was St. Luke?

Saint Luke was himself a physician. He is now the patron saint of doctors and surgeons and is thererfore a fitting namesake for the Hospital.

In his account of the Gospel, Luke emphasises the compassion that Christ had for the poor, the unwell and the unhappy. He is recognised by many as the Gospel Maker who most clearly presents the Christian message of love and concern.

St Luke is symbolised by the image of a winged ox, which represents the sacrificial aspects of Christ's life that Luke describes in his Gospel. This symbol is used as the official logo of the Friends of the Hospital.


The crest of St. Luke