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Agency ID11369
TitleMackay Hospitals Board
Agency TypeHealth/Hospital Service
Start Date 23/12/1925
End Date 1/7/1991
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Responsible for hospital administration

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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 23/12/1925 5/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 25/9/1963
105Department of Health 25/9/1963 1/7/1991
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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
10852Mackay Base Hospital 23/12/1925 1/7/1991
11368Sarina Hospital and Primary Health Care Centre 7/7/1962 1/7/1994
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1925, Vol. CXXV, No. 281, p. 2777
Queensland Government Gazette 1926, Vol. CXXVI, No. 49, p. 534
Hospitals Acts 1936 - 1943
Health Services Act 1991
Queensland Health Annual Report 1991 - 1992
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Legislation

Establishing Hospitals Act of 1923
Abolishing Health Services Act 1991
Administered Hospitals Acts 1936 - 1943
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
The Mackay Hospitals Board was constituted under the "Hospitals Act of 1923" and established by Gazette notice on 23 December 1925. The first election for Board members was held on 6 February 1926. Areas covered included the city of Mackay and the Shires of Mirani, Nebo, Pioneer and Sarina.

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

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
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 Mackay City Council elected 1 member; the Pioneer Shire Council elected 1 member; the councils of the Shires of Mirani, Nebo and Sarina elected 1 member.

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Home Secretary, 23 Dec 1925 - 5 Dec 1935
Secretary for Health and Home Affairs, 5 Dec 1935 - 12 Aug 1957
Minister for Health and Home Affairs, 12 Aug 1957 - 26 Sep 1963
Minister for Health, 26 Sep 1963 - 1 Jul 1991

ABOLITION:
Under the "Health Services Act 1991" Hospital Boards were abolished and replaced by the regional authorities. Hospital administration in the Mackay area became the responsibility of the Mackay Regional Health Authority.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11369, Mackay Hospitals Board
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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