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Geelong Infirmary and Benevolent Asylum

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Later buildings and names: Geelong and District Hospital, Kitchener Memorial, Geelong Hospital.

Brief history

Annual Reports 1852-1922

Other documents

Links

Indexing Project

Brief History

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Further information on the Geelong Infirmary and Benevolent Asylum can be found on Fred Walter's web site.

Timeline [details from Geelong Hospital Library, Annual Reports and From Infirmary to Hospital by John E McClelland].

1849 Committee formed to establish a public hospital in Geelong
1850 Foundation stone laid: Geelong Infirmary and Benevolent Asylum
1852 Building officially opened 23rd April and First patient admitted 30th April.
This building was the central block shown in the first photo above.
1856 East and west wings added
1874 Verandah extensions added to east and west wings
1896 School of Nursing established
1922 Foundation stone laid: Geelong and District Hospital (Kitchener Memorial)
1923 February - inmates moved from Benevolent Asylum and moved to Ballarat Benevolent Asylum
1924 New Geelong and District Hospital opened
1929 Block containing kitchens and dining rooms opened
1931 Nurses' home opened
1933 New theatre block opened
1934 Geelong Hospital Nurses' League established
1940 Kardinia House opened
Josephine Kenny Wing of nurses home opened
1943 Infectious Diseases Hospital opened
1945 Interim accommodation provided for Ambulance Service
1949 Accommodation for nursing staff working in infectious wards (Myers
House) opened
Extension to theatres to accommodate blood bank
1950 First floor of infectious diseases hospital allocated for tuberculous patients
1951 Ward 7 constructed to accommodate maternity patients
Hearne Wing of nurses home opened
1954 Baxter House opened
1956 Pathology building opened
1957 Grace McKellar House opened for the accommodation of the aged
1959 New School of Nursing erected to the east of the infectious wards building
1962 New boiler house and workshops
1964 Temporary building for outpatient services opened
Mary De Garis library established
Infections Diseases Ward renamed Bellarine House
1965 Kardinia House extension opened
Pathology department building extension including blood bank opened
1966 Name changed to "The Geelong Hospital"
1969 Building of modern multi-storey hospital commences

Annual Reports 1852-1922

These reports have been generously provided by Geelong Hospital Library for the benefit of researchers using the Geelong and District web site.  At this stage the Annual Reports are fully text searchable within each report but cannot be searched via the search box on this web page or via indexes.  The Annual Report files are between 1Mb and 3Mb.

A few patients are mentioned in the 1852 report however the majority of names mentioned relate to staff, officials and subscribers.  The subscription lists expand over the years to include employees of companies and inhabitants of small towns / communities making donations to the organisation.

The Annual Reports give a great summary of activities and development over the previous 12 months.

1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920
1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921
1852 1862 1872 1882 1892 1902 1912 1922
1853 1863 1873 1883 1893 1903 1913
1854 1864 1874 1884 1894 1904 1914
1855 1865 1875 1885 1895 1905 1915
1856 1866 1876 1886 1896 1906 1916
1857 1867 1877 1887 1897 1907 1917
1858 1868 1878 1888 1898 1908 1918
1859 1869 1879 1889 1899 1909 1919

Other documents

Geelong Infirmary &  Benevolent Asylum BYE-LAWS
Regulations for the Internal Management of the Institution
Hospital Enquiry: The Charges Against Dr. Reid February 1868

Links

Index to the Admission Books of the Geelong Infirmary and Benevolent Asylum
[compiled by Fred Walter and Heather Cox]

Australian Medical Pioneers Index
[A Barwon Health Project Initiated by the Geelong Hospital Library]

Indexing Project

Members of the Geelong and District Mailing List (and anyone else who wants to volunteer) have decided to index the Annual Reports so they can be added to our Geelong District Potpourri database.

Guidelines for how to index are the same as for our Geelong District Consolidated Book Index - have a look at the guidelines.  Make sure the YEAR of the Annual Report is part of the filename.  If you have any questions, just This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

It is not necessary to volunteer for sequential years - you can pick any year that hasn't already been adopted for indexing.

PAGE NUMBERS to be used - use the Acrobat file (.pdf) page number as the reference number as the actual printed Annual Report page numbers are not consistent.

Years to be adopted for indexing

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1891 1901 1911 -
- - - 1882 1892 1902 1912 -
- - - 1883 1893 1903 1913
- - - 1884 1894 1904 1914
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- - - 1886 1896 1906 1916
- - - 1887 1897 1907 1917
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1899 1909 1919

Years already adopted by a volunteer for indexing

- 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920
- 1861 1871 1881 1921
1852 1862 1872 1922
1853 1863 1873 -
1854 1864 1874 -
1855 1865 1875 1885 1895 1905 1915 -
1856 1866 1876 -
1857 1867 1877 -
1858 1868 1878 1888 1898 1908 1918 -
1859 1869 1879 1889 -

Indexing has been completed for years in bold red - they are now included in the Potpourri Database

 


 

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