Tasmania's Heritage

Agency Details

Agency Number: TA969
Title: NORTHERN REGIONAL HEALTH BOARD
Start Date: 01 Jul 1991
End Date: 01 Jul 1997
Description:

As part of the move to decentralise the operations of the Department of Health three regional hospital boards were established in 1989 and 1990 to manage and maintain hospitals and nursing centres. This was paralleled by a restructuring of the community health services managed by the Department to match teh three regions. By legislation the hospital and community health functions were merged from 1 July 1991. Following the merger of the Health and Community Services Departments in 1993 administrative arrangements became increasingly complicated and the regional structure was bypassed in the administration of many programs. The Board became increasingly irrelevant and was finally abolished by the Health Act 1997 from 1 July that year. The staff and administrative responsibilities were transferred to the department and a single Hospitals and Ambulance Service Advisory Board was established to provide a statewide forum for community consultation.

Information Sources:

Legislation Administered:

The Board administered the local application of a range of legislation committed to the Department.

Legislation Creating:

Health (Regional Boards) Act 1991

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
TA460 QUEEN VICTORIA HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1952 31 Dec 1995
TA951 TOOSEY AGED & COMMUNITY CARE 01 Jan 1990
Controlling Agencies:
TA770 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 17 Jul 1989 03 Feb 1993
TA1012 DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND HEALTH SERVICES 03 Feb 1993 18 Sep 1998
Previous Agencies:
TA961 LAUNCESTON PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 29 May 1919 01 Jul 1991
Related Agencies:
TA968 SOUTHERN REGIONAL HEALTH BOARD 01 Jul 1991 01 Jul 1997
TA970 NORTH WEST REGIONAL HEALTH BOARD 01 Jul 1991 01 Jul 1997
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