George Regional Hospital has been under the management of Metro Health Services since 2006. It is a secondary care/level 2 hospital in the Eden District.
George Hospital receives referrals from district hospitals and primary health care services, and supports district hospitals in outlying sub-districts, where they consult referred patients and train medical officers and professional nurses.
In 1915 it became clear that George needed a hospital. This was further emphasised during the big flu
epidemic in 1919. The plans were completed and the one-ward-hospital was completed in 1930.
During the last 80 years the following renovations and additions were made:
- In 1951 a three-storey nurses home was added.
- In 1981 a five-storey inpatient block was added.
- In 1993 a new emergency centre was built.
- In 1996 phase 1 of the renovation project started: Administrative offices and nurses' and doctors' accommodation added.
- During 1998 the hospital received R6.9million worth of equipment from the Japanese government (one of 9 regional hospitals in the country to benefit). This was a huge morale booster to the patients and staff.
- In 2003 the second phase started: a state-of-the-art kitchen, theate complex, (-including day theatres), high care unit and new emergency centre were added.
- In 2009 the third phase started: Outpatient Department, wards were renovated, a rehab centre was built, living quarters were added and the X-ray and CT scanner were upgraded. The emergency centre was upgraded again, and four resus beds were added. The Thuthuzela unit was also built.