John Royston Crellin OAM MBBS FRACS
18 July 1941 - 20 August 2017
Bass Coast Health has lost one its notable contributors with the passing of Dr John Royston Crellin OAM MBBS FRACS on 20 August 2017. John commenced practice as a general surgeon at Wonthaggi Hospital in 1973 and served the Hospital in that role with extraordinary commitment until his retirement in 2011.
During that time, John was Honorary Medical Director for 30 years, President of the Board of Management from 1980 - 1992 and senior Vice-President in 1993. As President of the Board he advocated for the hospital to be rebuilt and his energies and determination were rewarded in 1991 with the completion of the acute ward and the administration offices. John was awarded Life Governor of the Hospital.
John was also committed to the broader Wonthaggi community including President of the Wonthaggi Senior College 1986 -88. He served on the Council of the Wonthaggi North Primary School and was club doctor with the former Wonthaggi Rovers Football Club.
For services to Medicine as an administrator, practitioner and to the Wonthaggi Community he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours on 14 June 2010.
The Board, Executive and Staff of Bass Coast Health extend their sincere condolences to Wendy, their three children Daniel, Mathew and Miranda, and their grandchildren.
This was a Vale notice on the website of Bass Coast Health.