Tasmania's Heritage

Function Details

Function Number: 11
Function Term: HEALTH CARE [1]
Function Description:

The coordination and provision of health services for the benefit and well-being of the people of Tasmania. The function encompasses community health programs, public health and hospital services. Community health programs include health promotion, palliative care, child and youth health, dental health, mental health, aged care and disability services and alcohol and drug dependency services. Public health encompasses environmental health services, inspections and notifiable disease management. The function also includes the regulation of health products, services and health care professionals. It also involves the provision of health emergency services (ambulance). See STATE SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES for emergency services (fire fighting and search and rescue).

Non Government - Community operated Hospitals are included here for other Non Government agencies - see COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELFARE

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Agencies Performing Function:
NG1048  MT BISCHOFF PROVIDENT HOSPITAL, WARATAH 01 Aug 1881
NG1217  ZEEHAN MEDICAL CENTRE 10 Dec 1970
NG1508  DEVON COTTAGE HOSPITAL 26 Jan 1889 24 Jul 1925
NG1704  ST JOHN'S HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1930
NG2235  HOBART HOMOEOPATHIC HOSPITAL 27 Sep 1899 31 Dec 1929
NG2347  TOOSEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 01 Jul 1925 10 May 1950
TA8  MENTAL DEFICIENCY BOARD 01 Jan 1922 01 Dec 1964
TA9  STATE PSYCHOLOGICAL CLINIC 01 Jan 1922 01 Dec 1964
TA11  DIVISION OF MENTAL HYGIENE 01 Dec 1945 31 Dec 1956
TA12  DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH 01 Aug 1956 02 Apr 1963
TA13  DIVISION OF PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES 02 Apr 1963 01 Jul 1968
TA14  MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES COMMISSION 01 Jul 1968 20 Apr 1993
TA19  DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 06 Jan 1904 01 Aug 1956
TA23  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES 01 Aug 1956 17 Jul 1989
TA56  NORTHERN AMBULANCE BOARD 01 Jan 1942 31 Dec 1961
TA154  MILLBROOK HOME BOARD 12 Dec 1933 01 Jul 1968
TA155  BOARD OF MANAGEMENT - ROYAL DERWENT HOSPITAL 01 Jul 1968 30 Nov 2000
TA183  COURT OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS 27 Nov 1837 14 Dec 1908
TA184  MEDICAL COUNCIL OF TASMANIA 01 Jan 1908 30 Jun 2010
TA194  INSANE BOARD (BOARD OF MEDICAL OFFICERS FOR CONSIDERING MENTAL HEALTH) 01 Jan 1841
TA197  WORKERS (OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES) RELIEF FUND BOARD 01 Jan 1929 31 Jan 1994
TA198  NURSES REGISTRATION BOARD 01 Jan 1927 31 Dec 1987
TA272  BOARD OF ENQUIRY INTO HOBART PUBLIC HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1922 31 Dec 1923
TA275  BOARD OF INQUIRY INTO LAUNCESTON GENERAL HOSPITAL 01 Apr 1971 31 Dec 1971
TA279  TASMANIAN BOARD OF INQUIRY INTO THE NEEDS OF THE HANDICAPPED 01 Jan 1978 31 Dec 1980
TA298  BOARD OF INQUIRY INTO A DISTURBANCE AT ROYAL DERWENT HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1972 31 Dec 1973
TA302  BOARD OF INQUIRY INTO STATEMENTS BY MINISTER FOR HEALTH 01 Jan 1955
TA304  BOARD OF INQUIRY INTO ST JOHN'S PARK HOSPITAL LAUNDRY BOILERS 01 Jan 1978 31 Dec 1979
TA316  NORTHERN DISTRICTS AMBULANCE BOARD 01 Jan 1961 31 Dec 1982
TA328  INVALID DEPOT, CASCADES 01 Jan 1867 31 Dec 1879
TA330  INVALID DEPOT, LAUNCESTON 01 Jan 1868 31 Dec 1895
TA332  CONTAGIOUS DISEASES HOSPITAL, CASCADES 01 Jan 1879 31 Dec 1902
TA335  LYING-IN HOSPITAL, CASCADES 01 Jan 1888 31 Dec 1895
TA336  HOSPITAL FOR THE INSANE, CASCADES 01 Jan 1877 31 Dec 1890
TA337  ALCOHOL AND DRUG DEPENDENCY BOARD 01 Jan 1969
TA343  CHIROPRACTORS REGISTRATION BOARD 01 Jan 1982 09 Jun 1998
TA344  DENTAL BOARD OF TASMANIA 01 Jan 1919 30 Jun 2010
TA345  DENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE 01 Jan 1965
TA346  DENTAL MECHANICS REGISTRATION BOARD 01 Jul 1958 26 Dec 1996
TA352  HOSPITAL SERVICE APPEAL BOARD 01 Jan 1977
TA362  PHARMACY BOARD OF TASMANIA 14 Dec 1908
TA363  PHYSIOTHERAPISTS REGISTRATION BOARD 01 Jan 1951 30 Jun 2010
TA364  PODIATRISTS REGISTRATION BOARD 01 Jan 1974 30 Jun 2010
TA376  SOUTHERN TASMANIAN AMBULANCE TRANSPORT SERVICE BOARD 01 Jan 1932 31 Dec 1961
TA377  AMBULANCE TASMANIA 01 Jan 1983
TA378  INTERIM AMBULANCE AUTHORITY 01 Nov 1977 31 Jan 1983
TA379  AMBULANCE COMMISSION OF TASMANIA 01 Jan 1959 30 Nov 1977
TA381  DEVONPORT AND DISTRICT AMBULANCE BOARD 01 Jan 1960 31 Dec 1983
TA382  AMBULANCE BOARD OF SOUTHERN TASMANIA 01 Jan 1960 31 Dec 1983
TA383  BURNIE AND DISTRICT AMBULANCE BOARD 01 Jan 1960 31 Dec 1983
TA390  BOARD OF INQUIRY INTO THE ROYAL DERWENT HOSPITAL AND MILLBROOK RISE HOSPITAL. 23 May 1979 31 Aug 1979
TA406  OFFICE OF THE MINISTER FOR HEALTH 01 Jan 1934
TA441  ROYAL HOBART HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1820
TA442  LAUNCESTON GENERAL HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1820
TA443  ST JOHN'S PARK HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1936 31 Dec 1994
TA444  MERSEY GENERAL HOSPITAL 10 Jan 1958 22 Jul 1995
TA445  NORTH WEST REGIONAL HOSPITAL 01 Dec 1965
TA446  BURNIE GENERAL HOSPITAL 11 Aug 1949 01 Dec 1965
TA447  SPENCER PUBLIC HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1918 01 Dec 1965
TA448  BEACONSFIELD DISTRICT HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1890
TA449  CAMPBELL TOWN DISTRICT HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1855
TA450  HUON DISTRICT HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1948 09 Jan 2001
TA451  KING ISLAND COTTAGE HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1922
TA452  NEW NORFOLK DISTRICT HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1911
TA453  NORTH EASTERN SOLDIERS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 19 Feb 1921
TA454  MEERCROFT HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1925 10 Jan 1958
TA455  OUSE DISTRICT HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1938
TA456  ROSEBERY DISTRICT HOSPITAL 14 May 1953
TA457  ST HELENS DISTRICT NURSING HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1948
TA458  ST MARYS DISTRICT HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1936
TA459  QUEEN ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN 01 Jan 1905 31 Aug 1980
TA460  QUEEN VICTORIA HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1952 31 Dec 1995
TA461  SMITHTON DISTRICT HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1950
TA462  TOOSEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 10 May 1950 31 Dec 1990
TA463  WEST COAST DISTRICT HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1897
TA464  ZEEHAN DISTRICT HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1895 10 Dec 1970
TA465  ROYAL DERWENT HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1827 30 Nov 2000
TA466  ULVERSTONE DISTRICT HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1910
TA467  FLINDERS DISTRICT HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1942 31 Dec 1981
TA468  MOTHERCRAFT HOME 01 Jan 1947
TA469  MILLBROOK RISE PSYCHOPATHIC HOSPITAL 21 Feb 1934 01 Jul 1968
TA478  BEACONSFIELD BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1887 31 Dec 1907
TA482  BELLERIVE BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1892 31 Dec 1907
TA500  CAMPBELL TOWN BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1886 31 Dec 1907
TA503  CLARENCE BOARD OF HEALTH 25 Nov 1886 14 Nov 1907
TA511  DEVONPORT BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1887 31 Dec 1907
TA518  GEORGE TOWN BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1887 31 Dec 1907
TA541  GREEN PONDS BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1892 31 Dec 1907
TA545  HAMILTON BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1886 31 Dec 1907
TA553  HOBART BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1886 31 Dec 1907
TA562  KINGSTON BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1888 31 Dec 1907
TA577  LONGFORD BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1886 31 Dec 1907
TA603  PENGUIN BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1887 31 Dec 1907
TA614  QUEENBOROUGH BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1887 31 Dec 1907
TA617  QUEENSTOWN BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1897 31 Dec 1907
TA626  SCOTTSDALE BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1887 31 Dec 1907
TA631  SHEFFIELD BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1887 31 Dec 1907
TA638  STRAHAN BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1892 31 Dec 1907
TA643  WYNYARD BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1887 31 Dec 1907
TA656  UPPER PIPER BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1887 31 Dec 1907
TA658  WARATAH BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1887 31 Dec 1907
TA665  ZEEHAN BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1890 31 Dec 1907
TA672  GLEBE BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1887 31 Dec 1907
TA677  PETER MCCALLUM CLINIC 01 Jan 1952 31 Dec 1986
TA679  TUBERCULOSIS DIVISION 01 Aug 1945 31 Dec 1976
TA684  LINDISFARNE BOARD OF HEALTH (FORMERLY BELTANA) 01 Jan 1895 31 Dec 1907
TA690  ROYAL COMMISSION INTO THE FLUORIDATION OF WATER 01 Jan 1966 31 Dec 1969
TA697  ROYAL COMMISSION INTO HOSPITALS 01 Jan 1904 31 Dec 1904
TA698  ROYAL COMMISSION INTO THE HOBART GENERAL HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1935 31 Dec 1935
TA699  ROYAL COMMISSION INTO THE HOBART GENERAL HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1931 31 Dec 1931
TA715  ROYAL COMMISSION INTO THE MILITARY SANITORIUM 01 Jan 1858 31 Dec 1858
TA725  ROYAL COMMISSION INTO THE QUEENS ASYLUM 01 Jan 1867 31 Dec 1867
TA747  NURSING BOARD OF TASMANIA 01 Jan 1987 30 Jun 2010
TA748  CENTRAL BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1886 06 Jan 1904
TA749  GOVERNMENT ANALYST 01 Jan 1882 30 Jun 1935
TA750  GOVERNMENT ANALYST'S BRANCH 01 Jul 1935 31 Dec 1957
TA751  PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION 07 Dec 1945 03 Feb 1993
TA752  TECHNICAL DIVISION 01 Jan 1958 31 Dec 1984
TA753  ANCILLARY SERVICES DIVISION 01 Jan 1984 31 Dec 1990
TA754  DENTAL SERVICES DIVISION 01 Jan 1971 31 Dec 1990
TA755  HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL SERVICES DIVISION 07 Dec 1945 31 Dec 1990
TA760  NEW TOWN BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1886 31 Dec 1907
TA761  WELLINGTON BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1903 31 Dec 1907
TA768  MEDICAL DEPARTMENT 12 Sep 1803 06 Jan 1904
TA770  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 17 Jul 1989 03 Feb 1993
TA779  PSYCHOLOGISTS REGISTRATION BOARD 01 Jan 1977 30 Jun 2010
TA875  HOSPITAL FOR THE INSANE DEPARTMENT 01 Jan 1907 31 Dec 1915
TA876  MENTAL DISEASES HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT 01 Jan 1915 31 Dec 1920
TA885  HOSPITAL FOR THE INSANE, HOBART 06 Aug 1890 31 Dec 1893
TA889  NEW TOWN INFIRMARY AND CONSUMPTIVE HOME 01 Jan 1912 31 Dec 1934
TA896  SCHOOL OF DENTAL NURSING 01 Jan 1965 31 Dec 1977
TA897  SCHOOL OF DENTAL THERAPY 01 Jan 1977 31 Dec 1990
TA937  SCOTTSDALE PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 19 Feb 1921 11 Jun 1929
TA938  SCOTTSDALE AND RINGAROOMA PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 11 Jun 1929 01 Jul 1990
TA939  SPENCER PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 11 Apr 1929 26 Jul 1951
TA940  DEVON PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 24 Jul 1925 10 Jan 1958
TA941  MEERCROFT PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 16 Dec 1949 10 Jan 1958
TA942  ST MARYS PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 16 Dec 1949 19 Jun 1990
TA943  ULVERSTONE PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 16 Dec 1949 12 Jan 1989
TA944  BEACONSFIELD PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 16 Dec 1949 19 Jun 1990
TA945  BURNIE PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 11 Aug 1949 01 Dec 1965
TA946  NEW NORFOLK PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD (1) 08 Oct 1948 25 Jun 1968
TA947  CAMPBELL TOWN AND ROSS PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 06 Sep 1945 19 Jun 1990
TA948  HUON PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 21 May 1948 19 Jun 1990
TA949  ZEEHAN PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 22 Mar 1946 10 Dec 1970
TA950  KING ISLAND PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 12 Sep 1946 19 Jun 1990
TA951  TOOSEY AGED & COMMUNITY CARE 01 Jan 1990
TA952  SMITHTON PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 19 Jul 1950 12 Jan 1989
TA953  LONGFORD PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 10 May 1950 19 Jun 1990
TA954  OUSE PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 10 Jan 1956 09 Jul 1958
TA955  OUSE/HAMILTON PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 09 Jul 1958 19 Jun 1990
TA956  QUEENSTOWN PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 06 Mar 1946 27 Sep 1983
TA957  ROSEBERY PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 14 May 1953 19 Jun 1990
TA958  FLINDERS PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 26 Mar 1959 03 Jun 1987
TA959  HOBART PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 29 May 1919 01 Jul 1991
TA960  BOARD OF MANAGEMENT OF THE GENERAL HOSPITAL AT HOBART TOWN 31 Dec 1878 03 Jun 1919
TA961  LAUNCESTON PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 29 May 1919 01 Jul 1991
TA962  BOARD OF MANAGEMENT OF THE GENERAL HOSPITAL AT LAUNCESTON 31 Dec 1878 03 Jun 1919
TA963  MERSEY PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 10 Jan 1965 12 Jan 1989
TA964  BURNIE/WYNYARD PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 01 Dec 1965 12 Jan 1989
TA965  ST HELENS PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 04 Mar 1976 19 Jun 1990
TA966  NEW NORFOLK PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD (2) 01 Feb 1970 29 Jun 1983
TA967  NORTH WEST REGIONAL PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 12 Jan 1989 01 Jul 1991
TA968  SOUTHERN REGIONAL HEALTH BOARD 01 Jul 1991 01 Jul 1997
TA969  NORTHERN REGIONAL HEALTH BOARD 01 Jul 1991 01 Jul 1997
TA970  NORTH WEST REGIONAL HEALTH BOARD 01 Jul 1991 01 Jul 1997
TA971  WYNYARD PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 26 Jul 1951 01 Dec 1965
TA972  WEST COAST PUBLIC HOSPITALS DISTRICT BOARD 28 Sep 1983 15 Sep 1990
TA973  DEVON PUBLIC HOSPITAL 24 Jul 1925 10 Jan 1958
TA980  COMMISSIONERS OF THE HOSPITAL FOR THE INSANE 01 Jan 1859 05 Dec 1885
TA981  OFFICIAL VISITORS OF HOSPITALS FOR THE INSANE 18 Jan 1886 01 Dec 1964
TA982  INVALID DEPOT, NEW NORFOLK 03 Apr 1827 20 Jun 1848
TA984  GELLIBRAND HOUSE BOARD 01 Jan 1938
TA993  FOOD STANDARDS COMMITTEE (1) 01 Jan 1918 31 Dec 1962
TA994  FOOD STANDARDS COMMITTEE (2) 01 Jan 1962
TA995  HOBART RAT EXTERMINATION COMMITTEE 01 May 1900 31 Dec 1949
TA1012  DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND HEALTH SERVICES 03 Feb 1993 18 Sep 1998
TA1089  SOUTHERN REGIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICE ADVISORY COUNCIL 01 Jan 1983 31 Dec 1987
TA1090  NORTHERN REGIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICE ADVISORY COUNCIL 01 Jan 1983 31 Dec 1987
TA1091  NORTH-WESTERN REGIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICE ADVISORY COUNCIL 01 Jan 1983 31 Dec 1987
TA1092  AMBULANCE SERVICE UNIFORM COMMITTEE 20 Feb 1984 30 Jan 1986
TA1093  CAMPBELL TOWN [AMBULANCE SERVICE] STAFFING MONITORING COMMITTEE 13 Dec 1983 01 May 1984
TA1094  STANDING COMMITTEE ON POLIOMYELITIS. 10 Dec 1948 13 Dec 1963
TA1110  DISTRICT NURSING SERVICE 01 Jan 1922 31 Dec 1968
TA1469  FLINDERS ISLAND BOARD OF HEALTH 01 Jan 1912 31 Dec 1934
TA1543  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 18 Sep 1998
TA1579  MENTAL HEALTH TRIBUNAL 01 Jan 1960
TA1581  HEALTH COMPLAINTS COMMISSION 01 Jan 1997
TA1606  COMMUNITY AND RURAL HEALTH DIVISION 18 Sep 1998 01 Jul 2002
TA1618  HEALTH ADVANCEMENT DIVISION 18 Sep 1998 01 Jul 2002
TA1619  ACUTE CARE DIVISION 03 Feb 1993 18 Sep 1998
TA1621  POPULATION HEALTH DIVISION 03 Feb 1993 18 Sep 1998
TA1622  CHILD, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT 03 Feb 1993 18 Sep 1998
TA1623  HOSPITALS AND AMBULANCE SERVICES DIVISION 18 Sep 1998
TA1624  TASMANIAN CANCER REGISTRY 01 Jan 1977
TA1633  CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES 01 Jul 2002
TA1634  STATEWIDE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES 01 Jul 2002
TA1638  DENTAL PROSTHETISTS REGISTRATION BOARD 27 Dec 1996 30 Jun 2010
TA1649  WILLOW COURT 01 Jul 1990 30 Nov 2000
TA1713  FORENSIC SCIENCE SERVICE TASMANIA 01 Jul 2000
TA1728  PATHOLOGY SERVICES, ROYAL HOBART HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1936 31 Dec 1978
TA1732  FORENSIC HEALTH SERVICES 01 Jan 1990
TA1804  GOVERNMENT ANALYTICAL AND FORENSIC LABORATORY 01 Aug 1995 01 Jul 2000
TA1810  FORENSIC BIOLOGY UNIT 01 Jan 1970 01 Aug 1995
TA1811  HEALTH EDUCATION COUNCIL 15 Feb 1956 31 Jan 1977
TA1904  HEALTH PRACTITIONERS TRIBUNAL 01 Jan 2010
TA1911  LAUNCESTON HOME FOR INVALIDS 31 May 1913 10 Mar 1954
TA1912  COSGROVE PARK HOME FOR THE AGED 10 Mar 1954 31 Jan 1992
TA1913  AUSTRALIAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION TASMANIAN BRANCH 01 Jan 1928
TA1928  TASMANIAN FORENSIC TRIBUNAL 20 Feb 2006
TA1938  COMMISSIONER FOR CHILDREN 05 Nov 1997
TA1944  ASBESTOS COMPENSATION TRIBUNAL 04 Oct 2011
TA1948  DEPARTMENT OF FORENSIC PATHOLOGY 01 Jan 1979 31 Dec 1995
TA1949  STATE HEALTH LABORATORY 01 Dec 1963 31 Dec 1980
TA1963  PEACOCK CONVALESCENT HOME 31 Dec 1941
TA1964  DOUGLAS PARKER REHABILITATION CENTRE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 25 Sep 1979