Tasmania's Heritage

Agency Details

Agency Number: TA970
Title: NORTH WEST 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 the 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:
TA463 WEST COAST DISTRICT HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1897
TA466 ULVERSTONE DISTRICT HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1910
TA451 KING ISLAND COTTAGE HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1922
TA461 SMITHTON DISTRICT HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1950
TA456 ROSEBERY DISTRICT HOSPITAL 14 May 1953
TA444 MERSEY GENERAL HOSPITAL 10 Jan 1958 22 Jul 1995
TA445 NORTH WEST REGIONAL HOSPITAL 01 Dec 1965
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:
TA967 NORTH WEST REGIONAL PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 12 Jan 1989 01 Jul 1991
Subsequent Agencies:
TA1012 DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND HEALTH SERVICES 03 Feb 1993 18 Sep 1998
Related Agencies:
TA968 SOUTHERN REGIONAL HEALTH BOARD 01 Jul 1991 01 Jul 1997
TA969 NORTHERN REGIONAL HEALTH BOARD 01 Jul 1991 01 Jul 1997
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