Tasmania's Heritage

Agency Details

Agency Number: TA462
Title: TOOSEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Start Date: 10 May 1950
End Date: 31 Dec 1990
Description:

Toosey Memorial Hospital was constituted a public hospital on 10 May 1950 to serve the Longford municipality. Prior to this the hospital had operated on a private basis since the mid-1920's.

Nevertheless, it should be noted that in 1946 the Trustees of the hospital had applied successfully for an exemption from a private hospital license under section 54 of the Hospital Act 1918 in order to be eligible for Commonwealth financial assistance.

Under an Order in Council on 19th June 1990 the management of public health in the Longford district became part of the Launceston region and its corresponding Board. With this change Toosey Hospital was to move from being an acute care facility to residential aged care.

Information Sources:

General Correspondence of the Hospital & Medical Services Division 1946-50 (AOT ref HSD6); General Correspondence of the Toosey Memorial Hospital 1990, 1993-99

Legislation Administered:

Legislation Creating:

Hospitals Act 1918 (9 Geo V No.70) (Order in Council 10 May 1950:TGG 17 May p.1347)

Legislation Abolishing Agency:

Hospitals Act 1918 (9 Geo V No.70) (Order in Council 19 June 1990: Statutory Rules 1990 p351

Functions Performed:
11 HEALTH CARE [1]
Controlling Agencies:
TA961 LAUNCESTON PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 29 May 1919 01 Jul 1991
TA953 LONGFORD PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 10 May 1950 19 Jun 1990
Previous Agencies:
NG2347 TOOSEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 01 Jul 1925 10 May 1950
Subsequent Agencies:
TA951 TOOSEY AGED & COMMUNITY CARE 01 Jan 1990
Series Created By Agency:
AE723  IN-PATIENT REGISTERS 29 Jun 1925 30 Jun 1991
AE729  VISITORS' BOOK 01 Aug 1925 30 Oct 1960
AE722  MIDWIFE'S RECORD OF CASES 05 Jul 1954 21 Mar 1967
AE724  PATIENT FILES [SRD] 22 Jul 1955 10 Apr 1984
AE725  GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE 01 May 1958 31 Dec 1999
AE728  THEATRE REGISTER 08 Apr 1970 21 Aug 1991