150 years of care

Stawell Regional Health has a rich history dating back to 1859 when the hospital was established at Doctor’s Creek. Serving a population of approximately 30,000 individuals, primarily from the local goldfields and farmlands, our journey has been one of continuous growth and evolution.


In 1861, a “new and improved” hospital was constructed at Pleasant Creek, later becoming the Pleasant Creek Training Centre. In 1930, Stawell Hospital achieved the status of a Community Hospital, with a commitment to providing care for all. In 1934, the Stawell District Hospital found its current home on Sloane Street.
The year 1995 marked the addition of a nursing home with approximately 35 beds, and in 1998, we proudly introduced a helipad, enhancing our capacity to provide immediate

care. The John and Margaret Bennett Day Centre was opened in 2001, coinciding with our transition to the name “Stawell Regional Health,” reflecting our ever-expanding range of services.

Between 2002 and 2007, a substantial $7.8 million development initiative was undertaken, transforming the hospital into a 29-bed facility with six day surgery beds, a pharmacy department, an operating suite, an accident and emergency department, an imaging department, and a modern front reception.
In November 2021, a significant milestone was reached when Grampians Health united Stawell Regional Health, Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital, Wimmera Health Care Group, and Ballarat Health Services. This collaborative partnership was born out of years of strong cooperation and close working relationships among these four health services. Under the banner of Grampians Health, we are committed to delivering superior healthcare, expanding our services, and advancing careers, all within the comfort of your local community, both now and into the future.