Our journey started when the Sisters of St John of God purchased the hospital from the Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart (MSC Sisters) in 1977. The name of the hospital was officially changed from the Holy Cross Hospital to St John of God Geelong Hospital in 1980.
The Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart paid testament to the strength of community of these community bonds, partnering with the Hospital Auxiliary to build a new 81 bed hospital.
The Sisters handed over the management of the hospital to lay caregivers in 1989.
Further developments helped us to meet the needs of the community.
- In 1988, plans to increase bed capacity and services was realised with the completion of the east wing which added four new operating theatres and three levels of patient accommodation.
- A west wing was added in 1997, along with 60 additional beds, upgrades to maternity facilities and new medical consulting suites.
- The Specialist Centre on Myer Street was completed in 2009, adding day surgery services and specialist consulting suites.
- The development of the six storey Granada Medical Centre, an emergency department, three new operating theatres and a hydrotherapy centre, was completed in 2014.
- The next phase of development will see a new eight bed intensive care unit and the expansion and upgrade of the cardiac care unit.