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Through the years

This year marks 169 years of continual services to our local community. Our unique partnership with our local community reflects a distinctive level of cross-generational support that traverses many generations of families who have generously supported our health service.

1855
Allotment of the current facility was built with a special grant.

1875
Main building expanded through public appeal donations.

1887
Father Maurice Stack bequeathed funds that were used to build the Stack Fever Ward that operated until 1939. The ward was demolished in 1992 and a new dementia centre was built on the site in 1998.

1891
Portion of the 1855 building converted to nurses’ quarters.

1934
Lord and Lady Huntingfield opened new additions to the hospital.

1959
The Governor of Victoria Sir Dallas Brookes opened a new maternity wing. Today, this wing forms part of the Belfast House Nursing Home (established 1996).

1965
Sir Rohan Delacombe, Governor of Victoria opened the Nurses’ Home, which is now known as the Community Health Building.

1976
The Prime Minister of Australia the Right Hon. Malcolm Fraser MP opened a new outpatient and casualty department and new hospital ward block.

1988
The Minister for Health and Aged Care Rob Knowles MLC opened Belfast House.

1988
Moyne Health Services established the Port Fairy Medical Clinic in partnership with the Sackville Clinic Medical Practitioners.