Coltman Family Fund

Dr Kay Coltman was born in Ballarat and first came to Geelong to complete his secondary schooling. He then graduated in Medicine at Melbourne University. He did his postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Melbourne and London.

After establishing his practice in Geelong, Kay considered himself to have been privileged to be part of a specialist team of doctors and administrative personnel, who helped change The Geelong Hospital from a large country Base Hospital to a fully recognised and accredited Teaching Hospital, associated first with Monash, then Melbourne and now Deakin Universities.

It now has responsibilities for teaching in all clinical areas of undergraduate training and the ongoing postgraduate training of medical graduates in several specialties of Medicine.

Barbara, Kay’s wife, who grew up in North-Eastern Victoria, originally trained as a General Nurse at the Alfred Hospital, and as an Obstetric Nurse at the Royal Women’s Hospital. She later graduated at Melbourne University and then completed postgraduate qualifications in Educational Psychology.

Barbara became the first Student Counsellor and later Head of University Community Services at the newly established Deakin University. Barbara and Kay maintained an ongoing interest in Education and the people, at all levels, who engage in its various fields. Barbara passed away in 2020 and Kay passed away in 2021