Massons Healthcare is a privately owned company involved in the
wholesale importation & distribution of orthotics (fracture brace
equipment), prosthetic (artificial leg & arm external fixation
components), & allied supplies throughout Australia, New Zealand
& South Pacific Island Nations. Massons Healthcare was formed after
the closure of George W Masson & Sons Pty Ltd in October 2003.
The founder of the company, George William Masson, learnt his skills
as an indentured apprenticed in the early 1900′s for to the Mysteries of
a Master Cutlass – a Splint & Surgical Instrument Maker or as is
known today as an Orthotist/ Prosthetist with an old English company
Allan & Hambury of London, completing his apprenticeship in 1911.
George emigrated to Australia in 1912, taking up employment in Sydney,
with a Split & Surgical Instrument Manufacturing Company.
At the outbreak of World War I, he volunteered for service in the
Australian Imperial Forces (AIF), & was shipped to Gallipoli. While
at Gallipoli he suffered war injuries & after rehabilitation was
returned to Australia where he, because of his previous training as a
Surgical Instrument Maker, was asked to join the Commonwealth Limb
Factory, at the Caulfield Military Hospital, Melbourne.
In 1930 Lord Nuffield, gave a grant to the Melbourne Children’s
Hospital, to build & establish a workshop & train disabled
adolescents in the manufacture of Orthopaedic & Prosthetic
appliances. George was invited to supervise the building, & then
manage the facility for the Hospital. He continued as manager of this
facility through the polio epidemic of 1937 & the war years till
Upon the return from RAAF Service in 1946, Richard (G.W.’s eldest
son), with George established George W. Masson & Sons Pty. Ltd.,
Trevor (G.W.’s youngest son) joined the company in 1955, manufacturing
& distributing Orthopaedic & Prosthetic devices servicing both
private & public hospitals, the Australian Government’s Department
of Veterans Affairs, Repatriation Artificial Limb & Appliance
Centres, & private prosthetic & orthotic facilities throughout
In 1975 the driving force of the business changed from manufacture to
develop & expand the distribution of Orthotic & Prosthetic
components & supplies.
Because of our long standing experience & knowledge of the
profession within Australia, Massons have developed relationships with leading
manufacturing companies from USA, Europe & Taiwan to become their
sole Australian agents & representatives.
Massons Healthcare carry on the tradition & philosophy of honest
business practice, prompt & helpful service to our customer base
& their patients, with the assistance of our worldwide manufacturer
We constantly visit our customers around Australia throughout the
year to introduce new products & liaise with our customers on
servicing & meeting their specific requirements.