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Function Term:
Health care
Function Number:
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


Agencies Performing Function:
Medical Department (TA768)12 Sep 180306 Jan 1904

Royal Hobart Hospital (TA441)01 Jan 1820

Launceston General Hospital (TA442)01 Jan 1820

Royal Derwent Hospital (TA465)01 Jan 182730 Nov 2000

Invalid Depot, New Norfolk (TA982)03 Apr 182720 Jun 1848

Court of Medical Examiners (TA183)27 Nov 183714 Dec 1908

Insane Board (Board of Medical Officers for Considering Mental Health) (TA194)01 Jan 1841

Campbell Town District Hospital (TA449)01 Jan 185531 Dec 1998

Royal Commission Into the Military Sanitorium (TA715)01 Jan 185831 Dec 1858

Commissioners of the Hospital for the Insane (TA980)01 Jan 185905 Dec 1885

Royal Commission Into the Queens Asylum (TA725)01 Jan 186731 Dec 1867

Invalid Depot, Cascades (TA328)01 Jan 186731 Dec 1879

Invalid Depot, Launceston (TA330)01 Jan 186831 Dec 1895

Hospital for the Insane, Cascades (TA336)01 Jan 187731 Dec 1890

Board of Management of the General Hospital at Launceston (TA962)31 Dec 187803 Jun 1919

Board of Management of the General Hospital at Hobart Town (TA960)31 Dec 187803 Jun 1919

Contagious Diseases Hospital, Cascades (TA332)01 Jan 187931 Dec 1902

Mt Bischoff Provident Hospital, Waratah (NG1048)01 Aug 1881

Government Analyst (TA749)01 Jan 188230 Jun 1935

New Town Board of Health (TA760)01 Jan 188631 Dec 1907

Central Board of Health (TA748)01 Jan 188606 Jan 1904

Campbell Town Board of Health (TA500)01 Jan 188631 Dec 1907

Hobart Board of Health (TA553)01 Jan 188631 Dec 1907

Longford Board of Health (TA577)01 Jan 188631 Dec 1907

Hamilton Board of Health (TA545)01 Jan 188631 Dec 1907

Official Visitors of Hospitals for the Insane (TA981)18 Jan 188601 Dec 1964

Clarence Board of Health (TA503)25 Nov 188614 Nov 1907

Beaconsfield Board of Health (TA478)01 Jan 188731 Dec 1907

Upper Piper Board of Health (TA656)01 Jan 188731 Dec 1907

Waratah Board of Health (TA658)01 Jan 188731 Dec 1907

Glebe Board of Health (TA672)01 Jan 188731 Dec 1907

Queenborough Board of Health (TA614)01 Jan 188731 Dec 1907

Sheffield Board of Health (TA631)01 Jan 188731 Dec 1907

Devonport Board of Health (TA511)01 Jan 188731 Dec 1907

George Town Board of Health (TA518)01 Jan 188731 Dec 1907

Penguin Board of Health (TA603)01 Jan 188731 Dec 1907

Wynyard Board of Health (TA643)01 Jan 188731 Dec 1907

Scottsdale Board of Health (TA626)01 Jan 188731 Dec 1907

Kingston Board of Health (TA562)01 Jan 188831 Dec 1907

Lying-in Hospital, Cascades (TA335)01 Jan 188831 Dec 1895

Devon Cottage Hospital (NG1508)26 Jan 188924 Jul 1925

Zeehan Board of Health (TA665)01 Jan 189031 Dec 1907

Beaconsfield District Hospital (TA448)01 Jan 189031 Dec 1998

Hospital for the Insane, Hobart (TA885)06 Aug 189031 Dec 1893

Bellerive Board of Health (TA482)01 Jan 189231 Dec 1907

Strahan Board of Health (TA638)01 Jan 189231 Dec 1907

Green Ponds Board of Health (TA541)01 Jan 189231 Dec 1907

Zeehan District Hospital (TA464)01 Jan 189510 Dec 1970

Lindisfarne Board of Health (Formerly Beltana) (TA684)01 Jan 189531 Dec 1907

West Coast District Hospital (TA463)01 Jan 1897

Queenstown Board of Health (TA617)01 Jan 189731 Dec 1907

Hobart Homoeopathic Hospital (NG2235)27 Sep 189931 Dec 1929

Hobart Rat Extermination Committee (TA995)01 May 190031 Dec 1949

Wellington Board of Health (TA761)01 Jan 190331 Dec 1907

Royal Commission Into Hospitals (TA697)01 Jan 190431 Dec 1904

Department of Public Health (TA19)06 Jan 190401 Aug 1956

Queen Alexandra Hospital for Women (TA459)01 Jan 190531 Aug 1980

Hospital for the Insane Department (TA875)01 Jan 190731 Dec 1915

Medical Council of Tasmania (TA184)01 Jan 190830 Jun 2010

Pharmacy Board of Tasmania (TA362)14 Dec 190831 Jan 2011

Ulverstone District Hospital (TA466)01 Jan 1910

New Norfolk District Hospital (TA452)01 Jan 1911

New Town Infirmary and Consumptive Home (TA889)01 Jan 191231 Dec 1934

Flinders Island Board of Health (TA1469)01 Jan 191231 Dec 1934

Launceston Home for Invalids (TA1911)31 May 191310 Mar 1954

Mental Diseases Hospital Department (TA876)01 Jan 191531 Dec 1920

Food Standards Committee (1) (TA993)01 Jan 191831 Dec 1962

Spencer Public Hospital (TA447)01 Jan 191801 Dec 1965

Dental Board of Tasmania (TA344)01 Jan 191930 Jun 2010

Hobart Public Hospitals District Board (TA959)29 May 191901 Jul 1991

Launceston Public Hospitals District Board (TA961)29 May 191901 Jul 1991

Scottsdale Public Hospitals District Board (TA937)19 Feb 192111 Jun 1929

North Eastern Soldiers Memorial Hospital (TA453)19 Feb 1921

District Nursing Service (TA1110)01 Jan 192231 Dec 1968

King Island Cottage Hospital (TA451)01 Jan 1922

Board of Enquiry Into Hobart Public Hospital (TA272)01 Jan 192231 Dec 1923

Mental Deficiency Board (TA8)01 Jan 192201 Dec 1964

State Psychological Clinic (TA9)01 Jan 192201 Dec 1964

Meercroft Hospital (TA454)01 Jan 192510 Jan 1958

Toosey Memorial Hospital (NG2347)01 Jul 192510 May 1950

Devon Public Hospital (TA973)24 Jul 192510 Jan 1958

Devon Public Hospitals District Board (TA940)24 Jul 192510 Jan 1958

Nurses Registration Board (TA198)01 Jan 192731 Dec 1987

Australian Dental Association Tasmanian Branch (TA1913)01 Jan 1928

Workers (Occupational Diseases) Relief Fund Board (TA197)01 Jan 192931 Jan 1994

Spencer Public Hospitals District Board (TA939)11 Apr 192926 Jul 1951

Scottsdale and Ringarooma Public Hospitals District Board (TA938)11 Jun 192901 Jul 1990

St John's Hospital (NG1704)01 Jan 1930

Royal Commission Into the Hobart General Hospital (TA699)01 Jan 193131 Dec 1931

Southern Tasmanian Ambulance Transport Service Board (TA376)01 Jan 193231 Dec 1961

Millbrook Home Board (TA154)12 Dec 193301 Jul 1968

Office of the Minister for Health (TA406)01 Jan 1934

Millbrook Rise Psychopathic Hospital (TA469)21 Feb 193401 Jul 1968

Royal Commission Into the Hobart General Hospital (TA698)01 Jan 193531 Dec 1935

Government Analyst's Branch (TA750)01 Jul 193531 Dec 1957

St John's Park Hospital (TA443)01 Jan 193631 Dec 1994

St Marys District Hospital (TA458)01 Jan 1936

Pathology Services, Royal Hobart Hospital (TA1728)01 Jan 193631 Dec 1978

Gellibrand House Board (TA984)01 Jan 1938

Ouse District Hospital (TA455)01 Jan 193831 Dec 2006

St Giles Home (NG3445)08 Mar 193931 Dec 1995

Dr Frank Madill (TA2138)05 Sep 1941

Peacock Convalescent Home (TA1963)31 Dec 1941

Flinders District Hospital (TA467)01 Jan 194231 Dec 1981

Northern Ambulance Board (TA56)01 Jan 194231 Dec 1961

Tuberculosis Division (TA679)01 Aug 194531 Dec 1976

Campbell Town and Ross Public Hospitals District Board (TA947)06 Sep 194519 Jun 1990

Division of Mental Hygiene (TA11)01 Dec 194531 Dec 1956

Public Health Division (TA751)07 Dec 194503 Feb 1993

Hospital and Medical Services Division (TA755)07 Dec 194531 Dec 1990

Queenstown Public Hospitals District Board (TA956)06 Mar 194627 Sep 1983

Zeehan Public Hospitals District Board (TA949)22 Mar 194610 Dec 1970

King Island Public Hospitals District Board (TA950)12 Sep 194619 Jun 1990

Mothercraft Home (TA468)01 Jan 194731 Dec 1988

Evandale Hospital (TA2187)01 Jan 194731 Dec 1979

Huon District Hospital (TA450)01 Jan 194809 Jan 2001

St Helens District Nursing Hospital (TA457)01 Jan 1948

Huon Public Hospitals District Board (TA948)21 May 194819 Jun 1990

New Norfolk Public Hospitals District Board (1) (TA946)08 Oct 194825 Jun 1968

Standing Committee on Poliomyelitis. (TA1094)10 Dec 194813 Dec 1963

Burnie Public Hospitals District Board (TA945)11 Aug 194901 Dec 1965

Burnie General Hospital (TA446)11 Aug 194901 Dec 1965

Meercroft Public Hospitals District Board (TA941)16 Dec 194910 Jan 1958

St Marys Public Hospitals District Board (TA942)16 Dec 194919 Jun 1990

Ulverstone Public Hospitals District Board (TA943)16 Dec 194912 Jan 1989

Beaconsfield Public Hospitals District Board (TA944)16 Dec 194919 Jun 1990

Smithton District Hospital (TA461)01 Jan 1950

Longford Public Hospitals District Board (TA953)10 May 195019 Jun 1990

Toosey Memorial Hospital (TA462)10 May 195031 Dec 1990

Smithton Public Hospitals District Board (TA952)19 Jul 195012 Jan 1989

Physiotherapists Registration Board (TA363)01 Jan 195130 Jun 2010

Wynyard Public Hospitals District Board (TA971)26 Jul 195101 Dec 1965

Peter Mccallum Clinic (TA677)01 Jan 195231 Dec 1986

Queen Victoria Hospital (TA460)01 Jan 195231 Dec 1995

Rosebery Public Hospital District Board (TA957)14 May 195331 Dec 1998

Rosebery District Hospital (TA456)14 May 195331 Dec 1998

Cosgrove Park Home for the Aged (TA1912)10 Mar 195431 Jan 1992

Board of Inquiry Into Statements by Minister for Health (TA302)01 Jan 1955

Ouse Public Hospitals District Board (TA954)10 Jan 195609 Jul 1958

Health Education Council (TA1811)15 Feb 195631 Jan 1977

Department of Health Services (TA23)01 Aug 195617 Jul 1989

Division of Mental Health (TA12)01 Aug 195602 Apr 1963

Technical Division (TA752)01 Jan 195831 Dec 1984

Mersey General Hospital (TA444)10 Jan 195822 Jul 1995

Dental Mechanics Registration Board (TA346)01 Jul 195826 Dec 1996

Ouse/hamilton Public Hospitals District Board (TA955)09 Jul 195819 Jun 1990

Ambulance Commission of Tasmania (TA379)01 Jan 195930 Nov 1977

Flinders Public Hospitals District Board (TA958)26 Mar 195903 Jun 1987

Mental Health Tribunal (TA1579)01 Jan 1960

Devonport and District Ambulance Board (TA381)01 Jan 196031 Dec 1983

Burnie and District Ambulance Board (TA383)01 Jan 196031 Dec 1983

Ambulance Board of Southern Tasmania (TA382)01 Jan 196031 Dec 1983

Dover District Nursing Centre (TA2102)01 Jan 1960

Northern Districts Ambulance Board (TA316)01 Jan 196131 Dec 1982

Food Standards Committee (2) (TA994)01 Jan 1962

Division of Psychiatric Services (TA13)02 Apr 196301 Jul 1968

State Health Laboratory (TA1949)01 Dec 196331 Dec 1980

School of Dental Nursing (TA896)01 Jan 196531 Dec 1977

Dental Health Services Advisory Committee (TA345)01 Jan 1965

Mersey Public Hospitals District Board (TA963)10 Jan 196512 Jan 1989

Burnie / Wynyard Public Hospitals District Board (TA964)01 Dec 196512 Jan 1989

North West Regional Hospital (TA445)01 Dec 1965

Royal Commission Into the Fluoridation of Water (TA690)01 Jan 196631 Dec 1969

Alcohol and Drug Services (TA2175)01 Jan 1968

Mental Health Services Commission (TA14)01 Jul 196820 Apr 1993

Board of Management - Royal Derwent Hospital (TA155)01 Jul 196830 Nov 2000

Alcohol and Drug Dependency Board (TA337)01 Jan 1969

Forensic Biology Unit (TA1810)01 Jan 197001 Aug 1995

New Norfolk Public Hospitals District Board (2) (TA966)01 Feb 197029 Jun 1983

Zeehan Medical Centre (NG1217)10 Dec 1970

Dental Services Division (TA754)01 Jan 197131 Dec 1990

Board of Inquiry Into Launceston General Hospital (TA275)01 Apr 197131 Dec 1971

Board of Inquiry Into a Disturbance at Royal Derwent Hospital (TA298)01 Jan 197231 Dec 1973

Podiatrists Registration Board (TA364)01 Jan 197430 Jun 2010

St Helens Public Hospitals District Board (TA965)04 Mar 197619 Jun 1990

School of Dental Therapy (TA897)01 Jan 197731 Dec 1990

Psychologists Registration Board (TA779)01 Jan 197730 Jun 2010

Hospital Service Appeal Board (TA352)01 Jan 1977

Tasmanian Cancer Registry (TA1624)01 Jan 1977

Interim Ambulance Authority (TA378)01 Nov 197731 Jan 1983

Board of Inquiry Into St John's Park Hospital Laundry Boilers (TA304)01 Jan 197831 Dec 1979

Tasmanian Board of Inquiry Into the Needs of the Handicapped (TA279)01 Jan 197831 Dec 1980

Department of Forensic Pathology (TA1948)01 Jan 197931 Dec 1995

Board of Inquiry Into the Royal Derwent Hospital and Millbrook Rise Hospital. (TA390)23 May 197931 Aug 1979

Douglas Parker Rehabilitation Centre Management Committee (TA1964)25 Sep 1979

Chiropractors Registration Board (TA343)01 Jan 198209 Jun 1998

Ambulance Tasmania (TA377)01 Jan 1983

Southern Regional Ambulance Service Advisory Council (TA1089)01 Jan 198331 Dec 1987

Northern Regional Ambulance Service Advisory Council (TA1090)01 Jan 198331 Dec 1987

North-Western Regional Ambulance Service Advisory Council (TA1091)01 Jan 198331 Dec 1987

West Coast Public Hospitals District Board (TA972)28 Sep 198315 Sep 1990

Campbell Town [Ambulance Service] Staffing Monitoring Committee (TA1093)13 Dec 198301 May 1984

Ancillary Services Division (TA753)01 Jan 198431 Dec 1990

Ambulance Service Uniform Committee (TA1092)20 Feb 198430 Jan 1986

Nursing Board of Tasmania (TA747)01 Jan 198730 Jun 2010

North West Regional Public Hospitals District Board (TA967)12 Jan 198901 Jul 1991

Department of Health (1) (TA770)17 Jul 198903 Feb 1993

Toosey Aged & Community Care (TA951)01 Jan 1990

Forensic Health Services (TA1732)01 Jan 1990

Willow Court (TA1649)01 Jul 199030 Nov 2000

Southern Regional Health Board (TA968)01 Jul 199101 Jul 1997

Northern Regional Health Board (TA969)01 Jul 199101 Jul 1997

North West Regional Health Board (TA970)01 Jul 199101 Jul 1997

Acute Care Division (TA1619)03 Feb 199318 Sep 1998

Department of Community and Health Services (TA1012)03 Feb 199318 Sep 1998

Population Health Division (TA1621)03 Feb 199318 Sep 1998

Child, Family and Community Support (TA1622)03 Feb 199318 Sep 1998

Mersey Community Hospital (1) (NG3407)22 Jul 199501 Dec 2004

Government Analytical and Forensic Laboratory (TA1804)01 Aug 199501 Jul 2000

Dental Prosthetists Registration Board (TA1638)27 Dec 199630 Jun 2010

Health Complaints Commission (TA1581)01 Jan 1997

Commissioner for Children (TA1938)05 Nov 1997

Beaconsfield Multi Purpose Service (TA2172)01 Jan 1998

Campbell Town Multi-Purpose Service (TA2173)01 Jan 1998

Rosebery Community Health Centre (TA2042)01 Jan 1998

Forensic Services (TA2114)01 Sep 199801 Jul 2000

Community and Rural Health Division (TA1606)18 Sep 199801 Jul 2002

Department of Health and Human Services (TA1543)18 Sep 199831 Jul 2018

Health Advancement Division (TA1618)18 Sep 199801 Jul 2002

Hospitals and Ambulance Services Division (TA1623)18 Sep 1998

Forensic Science Service Tasmania (TA1713)01 Jul 2000

Analytical Services Tasmania (TA2113)01 Jul 2000

Statewide Forensic Medical Services (TA2168)01 Jul 2000

Children and Youth Services (TA1633)01 Jul 2002

Statewide and Mental Health Services (TA1634)01 Jul 2002

North-West Regional Hospital (Mersey Campus) (TA1827)01 Dec 200401 Nov 2007

Ouse Community Health Centre (TA2174)01 Jan 2006

Tasmanian Forensic Tribunal (TA1928)20 Feb 2006

Mersey Community Hospital (2) (XX13)01 Nov 200701 Jul 2017

Health Practitioners Tribunal (TA1904)01 Jan 2010

Tasmanian Pharmacy Authority (TA2104)01 Feb 2011

Asbestos Compensation Tribunal (TA1944)04 Oct 2011

Tasmanian Health Organisation - North (TA2170)01 Jul 201201 Jul 2015

Tasmanian Health Organisation - South (TA2171)01 Jul 201201 Jul 2015

Tasmanian Health Organisation - North West (TA2106)01 Jul 201201 Jul 2015

Tazreach (TA2182)01 Jan 2013

Tasmanian Health Service (TA2169)01 Jul 2015

Mersey Community Hospital (3) (TA1939)01 Jul 2017

Department of Health (2) (TA2180)01 Jul 2018