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Agency ID11073
TitleBrisbane and South Coast Hospitals Board
Agency TypeHealth/Hospital Service
Start Date 23/11/1923
End Date 13/6/1959
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Responsible for administration of hospitals in Brisbane and on the South Coast

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
5115Board and Committee Minute Books 1/1/1924 13/6/1959
9508Inpatient Statistics 31/7/1935 31/10/1944
5121Index to Minute Books 1/1/1955 31/12/1955
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 15/5/1924 5/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 13/6/1959
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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
102Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital 15/5/1924 13/6/1959
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Publication Notes
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1924, Vol CXXI,I No 114, p.1369
Queensland Government Gazette 1959, Vol. CCI, No. 65, p. 1313
Queensland Yearbook 1960
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
The Brisbane and South Coast Hospitals Board was constituted under the "Hospitals Act of 1923". The Act establishing the board was assented to on 23 November 1923 and members were appointed on 15 May 1924. Areas covered included the cities of Brisbane and South Brisbane; the towns of Coolangatta, Hamilton, Ithaca, Redcliffe, Sandgate, Southport, Toowong, Windsor and Wynnum; the shires of Balmoral, Beenleigh, Belmont, Caboolture, Cleveland, Coomera, Coorparoo, Enoggera, Kedron, Moggill, Nerang, Pine, Sherwood, Stephens, Tambourine, Taringa, Tingalpa, Toombul, Waterford and Yeerongpilly.

FUNCTIONS:
The Board was charged with the maintenance, management and regulation of all hospitals within its geographical boundary.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
Initially, the membership of the board was determined by:
a) the election of 3 members by the contributors to any hospital within the district
b) the appointment of 3 members by the Governor in Council
c) the election of 3 members by Local Authorities according to the following formula:- the Brisbane City Council elected 1 member; the councils of the cities, towns and shires of South Brisbane, Hamilton, Ithaca, Sandgate, Toowong, Windsor, Wynnum, Balmoral, Belmont, Coorparoo, Enoggera, Kedron, Moggill, Sherwood, Stephens, Taringa, Toombul and Yeerongpilly as a group elected by ballot 1 member; the councils of the towns and shires of Coolangatta, Redcliffe, Southport, Beenleigh, Caboolture, Cleveland, Coomera, Nerang, Pine, Tambourine, Tingalpa and Waterford as a group elected 1 member.

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Home Secretary,15 May 1924 - 5 Dec 1935
Secretary for Health and Home Affairs, 5 Dec 1935 - 12 Aug 1957
Minister for Health and Home Affairs, 12 Aug 1957 - 6 Jun 1959

ABOLITION:
An order in council was published on 13 June 1959 stating that the part of the Brisbane and South Coast Hospitals comprising that part of the City of Brisbane south of the Brisbane River, the Shire of Beaudesert and the Shire of Redland shall be excluded from the current district and be constituted as a new district called the "South Brisbane Hospitals Board". The remaining portion of the Brisbane and South Coast Hospitals Board was then renamed as the "North Brisbane Hospitals Board". The board was responsible for the ten hospitals within its geographical boundary.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11073, Brisbane and South Coast Hospitals Board
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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