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Agency ID11604
TitleRoma Hospital
Agency TypeHealth/Hospital Service
Start Date 1/2/1868
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A

Provides medical and hospital services

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Series IDTitleFromTo
20178Admission Registers - Roma Hospital 2/8/1904 24/10/1918
18104Minute Books [microfilm] 15/5/1913 28/4/1944
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 6/8/1896 5/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 25/9/1963
105Department of Health 25/9/1963 3/4/2012
11466Queensland Health 3/4/2012 Current
11520South West Hospital and Health Service 1/7/2012 Current
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1872, vol. XIII,, no. 32, p. 607
Queensland Government Gazette 1926, vol. CXXVII, no. 11, p. 113
Queensland Government Gazette 1929, vol. XIII, no. 114, p. 1493
Queensland Health Annual Report 1990-1991
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Establishing Hospitals Act 1862
Abolishing N/A
Administered Hospital Act 1923
Hospital Act 1936
Health Services Act 1991
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Roma Hospital was established after funds were raised by community subscription. Under the "Hospitals Act, 1862" hospitals could be maintained by private contributions and public funds. A board of management or committee was elected in February 1868 to continue to raise money in the hope of establishing a hospital. In April 1868, according to the 'Queenslander Newspaper', a house previously owned by Mr. P. McArthur was acquired and was being prepared to receive patients. In 1872 land was reserved to construct a new hospital and calls for tenders were advertised in the press.

In 1921 management of the Hospital came under the Maranoa Joint Hospital Board which combined Roma and Charleville Districts together. It appears that during this time Board membership remained unchanged. On 10 July 1926 the board was abolished and the Roma Hospital District was established in June of 1929.

Under the "Health Services Act 1991" all Hospital Boards were abolished and 14 offices for Queensland Health were established; 13 regional and one central. Under this new structure Roma Hospital came under the South West Regional Health Authority. In 2006 Queensland Health underwent a re-structure and the Health Authorities were abolished and Health Service Districts were put in their place. Roma Hospital came under the jurisdiction of the Southern Area Health District.

The membership of the board was determined by the paying subscribers of the hospital by a voting process and the board initially consisted of a president, two vice-presidents, treasurer, and a committee of ten. Over time the positions varied with the main positions changing to Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Medical Superintendent. With the appointment of the Roma Hospital District three members from the Roma Hospital Board were elected to the committee.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID11604, Roma Hospital
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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