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St John of God Geelong Hospital

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St John of God Geelong Hospital


St John of God Geelong Hospital


St John of God Geelong Hospital

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St John of God Geelong Hospital


  • Completed a $21 million redevelopment including intensive care unit, cardiac care unit, operating theatre, cardiovascular interventional laboratory and education and research facility.
  • Achieved national 99th percentile ranking in Press Ganey patient experience results in three categories: day surgery services; emergency department; and inpatient care.
  • Commissioned the GMHBA members’ lounge, an innovative area for members to access when at St John of God Geelong Hospital.
  • Introduced a new menu management system allowing patients to order meals closer to meal times to improve service offering.
  • Expanded robotic surgery program to include thoracic and gynaecological specialties.
  • Introduced net promotor score point of care feedback to measure patient experience.
  • Introduced CARTwheels art program to allow patients to engage in creative spaces to support healing and recovery.
  • Introduced Delta Dogs pet therapy program.


  • Theatre Manager Carl Thomas awarded Caregiver of the Year.
  • Established GP Liaison Unit led by Dr Janelle Bennett.
  • Introduced a Cancer Case Coordinator role to support oncology service.
  • Introduced post-graduate nursing training position in emergency department in partnership with Melbourne University.
  • Achieved a zero serious lost time injury rate.
  • Partnered with local disability employment services to create employment opportunities for people with a disability.


  • Total of 82 caregivers volunteered to support the Christ Church (Anglican) breakfast program supporting the homeless.
  • Continued to support a range of community organisations such as the White Ribbon Appeal and The Road Home.
  • Major partner of Hope Bereavement Program providing support to families who experience the sudden and unexpected death of a child.
  • Partnered with Rotary as major sponsor for the Annual District Rotary Conference.
  • Hosted Tanzanian midwifery student Ivony Kamala in a western hospital immersion experience.
  • Continued to partner with the Geelong Football Club to sponsor their Just Think program educating young people in the community about responsible drinking.

Year ahead

  • Expand specialist training program to include General Medicine Registrar position.
  • Commence pulmonary rehabilitation program.
  • Develop pre-admission and post-surgical bariatric program.
  • Complete final stage of kitchen infrastructure upgrade.
  • Commence endo-bronchial ultrasound service.

Established: 1974

Location: 80 Myers St, Geelong

Chief Executive Officer: Mr Stephen Roberts

Medical Advisory Chair: Mr Peter Callan

Beds: 284

Staff: 1037

Accredited doctors: 461

Theatre and procedure rooms: 13 theatres, two cardiac interventional laboratories

Services: Emergency department, Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care Unit, cardiology, oncology, medical, surgical obstetrics, rehabilitation, perinatal and infant mental health, community youth mental health.

St John of God Geelong Hospital