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About Kooweerup Regional Health Service

The Kooweerup Hospital first opened its doors as a Bush Nursing Hospital under the auspices of the Victorian Bush Nursing Association on the 11th April, 1921. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength – and is now an important hub within the Kooweerup region. We are committed to continually improving the services we provide to the local community – so that we play a key role in improving the overall health and wellbeing of local residents. We provide round-the-clock medical services on our large hospital site, as well as district nursing in and around the community.

Our History

1921 Opens in Station St with 6 Medical/Surgical and 4 Maternity beds.  
1925
Changes from Private Bush Nursing Centre to a Public Hospital. 
1955
Westernport Memorial Hospital was officially opened by the then Secretary of the Hospitals and
Charities Commission, Dr. John Lindell.
1975
First District Nurse appointed. Since then, the service has expanded and we now provide a service
to the community seven days per week.
1984
First residents admitted into our Nursing Home.
1992
Day Activity Centre opened, this service was transferred to MECWA who continue to provide the 
service from the Community Hall.  
1995
Westernport Memorial Hospital was merged into the Southern Healthcare Network. 
1997
The service was devolved from Southern Health Care Network (now Monash Health) back to the 
community. The hospital was officially renamed Kooweerup Regional Health Service.
1997
Our 40-bed facility for the frail aged, Killara Hostel, opened. 
2005
Theatre closed.
2007
New Strategic Direction was set and Kooweerup Regional Health Service moved from a Group D
Hospital to the Small Rural Health Service model.
2012
Our Black Fish Medical Centre and Consulting Rooms opened.
2015
Hewitt Eco House Opening