Tasmania's Heritage

Agency Details

Agency Number: TA961
Title: LAUNCESTON PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD
Start Date: 29 May 1919
End Date: 01 Jul 1991
Description:

Section 9 of the Hospitals Act 1918 defined the District as the City of Launceston and charged the Board with the management of the Launceston General Hospital. The District was reconstituted on 25 June 1968 by adding the municipalities of Deloraine, Evandale, George Town, Westbury, Lilydale and St Leonards. At the same time the department transferred control of the former Perth Chest Hospital and the Deloraine, Westbury, George Town and mole Creek District Nursing Centres to the Board (SR1968/97). Flinders Island, and its hospital, were added to Launceston on 3 June 1987 (SR1987/123 also removed Lilydale and St Leonards as these municipalities had been absorbed by the City). On 6 August the Queen Victoria Hospital came under the control of the Board (SR1987/157). As an interim step in the re-organisation of the State's health services the Public Hospitals Districts were amalgamated into three regional bodies. On 19 June 1990 Beaconsfield, Scottsdale/Ringarooma, Longford, St Helens, St Marys and Campbell Town/Ross Districts were added to the Launceston District (SR1990/98).

Information Sources:

Legislation Administered:

Hospitals Act 1918 Queen Victoria Hospital Act (Repealed) Act 1987

Legislation Creating:

Hospitals Act 1918 (9 Geo V No.70) (Section 9 proclaimed 29 May 1919: TGG 3 Jun p.1387)

Legislation Abolishing Agency:

Functions Performed:
11 HEALTH CARE [1]
Controlled Agencies:
TA442 LAUNCESTON GENERAL HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1820
TA449 CAMPBELL TOWN DISTRICT HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1855
TA448 BEACONSFIELD DISTRICT HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1890
TA453 NORTH EASTERN SOLDIERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 19 Feb 1921
TA458 ST MARYS DISTRICT HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1936
TA457 ST HELENS DISTRICT NURSING HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1948
TA462 TOOSEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 10 May 1950 31 Dec 1990
TA460 QUEEN VICTORIA HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1952 31 Dec 1995
TA951 TOOSEY AGED & COMMUNITY CARE 01 Jan 1990
Controlling Agencies:
TA19 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 06 Jan 1904 01 Aug 1956
TA23 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES 01 Aug 1956 17 Jul 1989
TA770 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 17 Jul 1989 03 Feb 1993
Previous Agencies:
TA962 BOARD OF MANAGEMENT OF THE GENERAL HOSPITAL AT LAUNCESTON 31 Dec 1878 03 Jun 1919
TA938 SCOTTSDALE AND RINGAROOMA PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 11 Jun 1929 01 Jul 1990
TA947 CAMPBELL TOWN AND ROSS PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 06 Sep 1945 19 Jun 1990
TA942 ST MARYS PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 16 Dec 1949 19 Jun 1990
TA944 BEACONSFIELD PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 16 Dec 1949 19 Jun 1990
TA953 LONGFORD PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 10 May 1950 19 Jun 1990
TA958 FLINDERS PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 26 Mar 1959 03 Jun 1987
TA965 ST HELENS PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 04 Mar 1976 19 Jun 1990
Subsequent Agencies:
TA969 NORTHERN REGIONAL HEALTH BOARD 01 Jul 1991 01 Jul 1997
Series Created By Agency:
AB614  REGISTER OF BOARD OF MANAGEMENT MEMBERSHIP. 01 Jan 1879 31 Dec 1927
AB587  MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT. 20 Jan 1879 14 Jul 1949
AB595  MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE. 01 Jan 1880 31 Dec 1934
AB619  BEQUESTS AND DONATIONS FUND CASH BOOK. 25 Mar 1887 30 Jun 1942
AB588  MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF THE VISITING COMMITTEE. 05 Dec 1898 10 Apr 1951
AB624  LEDGER OF VARIOUS BEQUESTS AND DONATION FUNDS. 01 Jan 1915 31 Dec 1950
AB590  DRAFT MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. 10 Aug 1922 17 Feb 1925
AB591  MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF THE GENERAL COMMITTEE. 18 Mar 1924 08 Jan 1929