The history of the "Geelong Hospital" began in 1849 when a committee formed to establish a public hospital in Geelong. After fundraising for several years, it was opened on 23 April 1852 as the Geelong Infirmary and Benevolent Asylum. This facility was renamed the Geelong and District Hospital (Kitchener Memorial) in 1924, and became officially known as the Geelong Hospital in 1966. This name was held until 2014 when the University Hospital Geelong title was adopted to signify Barwon Health's partnership as a teaching facility with Deakin University.
Barwon Health was formed on 1 April 1998 as the result of a voluntary amalgamation between:
- Geelong Hospital (now University Hospital Geelong)
- Grace McKellar Centre (now named McKellar Centre)
- Surf Coast Community Health Centre (Torquay and Anglesea)
- Geelong Community Health Centre
- Corio Community Health Centre
Last Modified: Monday, 02 August 2021