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Agency ID2152
TitleCooktown Hospital
Agency TypeHealth/Hospital Service
Start Date Circa 1/1/1874
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A

Provides hospital and medical care

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Series IDTitleFromTo
11983Admission Registers - Cooktown Hospital 15/3/1884 10/7/1943
11988Register of Patients 1/1/1890 21/6/1943
11989Register of Patients and Fees 13/4/1929 21/6/1943
11987Registers of Patients Discharged 7/9/1938 7/9/1938
11990Registers of Patients Admitted and Discharged 14/12/1945 31/12/1953
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
105Department of Health 1/7/1991 3/4/2012
11466Queensland Health 3/4/2012 Current
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Information Sources

Medical Board of Queensland, "Register of Medical Practitioners in Queensland", 7 May 1860 - 2 Apr 1908; QSA: Item ID: 1101596
Pugh's Almanac 1876, p. 379
Far North Queensland Joint Hospital Board, "Report on Cooktown Hospital - Historical Signifance", 1985; QSA: Item ID: 668079
Queensland Government Gazette 1927, vol. CXXVIII, no. 128, p. 1696
Queensland Health Annual Report 1991 - 1992
Queensland Health Annual Report 1997 - 1998
Health Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1996
Queensland Government Gazette 2007, vol. 344, no. 34, p. 638
Queensland Health, "Facility Profile", viewed 2 Jun 2008
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Hospitals Acts 1847 - 1891
Hospitals Act 1923
Hospitals Act 1936
Health Act 1937
Health Services Act 1991
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Cooktown Hospital was established in approximately 1874 following the registration of the surgeon by the Medical Board on 8 Aug 1873 although the Cooktown Hospital buidling was opened approximately 1879.

Provides hospital and medical care to outpatients and inpatients.

The hospital originally was administered by a Committee which in 1876 consisted of 16 members. This was replaced under the "Hospitals Act 1923" by the Cook Hospitals Board in 1927. In 1991 under the "Health Services Act 1991", Cooktown Hospital came under the Peninsula and Torres Strait Regional Authority but from 1996 Authorities were dissolved and Health Service Districts with managers and District Councils to monitor services were created. Within the Northern Region, the Cape York Health Service District includes the Cooktown Multipurpose Health Service providing hospital, specialist and other serivces such as aged care.

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Queensland State Archives Agency ID2152, Cooktown Hospital
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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