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Series ID18305
Previous System Location 
TitlePublic Hospital Admission and Discharge Registers
Parent Series
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Start Date 1/1/1891
End Date 26/4/1989
Date Statement N/A
Date Notes N/A

Registers of patient admissions and discharges from Mackay District Hospital

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Items Total Items: 48
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Departmental NumbersN/A
System of Arrangement Chronological and numerical by admission and discharge numbers
How To Use Series There is an alphabetical index at the end of each volume of the oldest registers, indicating the name of patient and page number.

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
10852Mackay Base Hospital 1/1/1891 26/4/1989
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Access Category100 Years
Access ProcedurePermission to access restricted material by RTI
Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 11466
Queensland Health
Restriction DetailsN/A
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Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
18307Australian and U.S.A. Defence Forces hospital admission and treatment registers (Mackay)Also patient registers at same hospital
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Copyright State of Queensland
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This series consists of registers of patient admissions to Mackay Hospital, later Mackay District Hospital and Mackay Base Hospital. The information contained in the registers varies over time.

In the early registers, each entry generally includes admission number (not always written down), name (female patients were registered in red ink but this practice was discontinued by 1904), age, place of birth, date of admission, date of discharge, disease, religion, remarks, date of death (if applicable; written in red ink - also discontinued by 1904), doctor's date of visit and doctor's signature. At the end of each year there is a list of male and female patients remaining in hospital after Dec 31st.

From 1961 the registers are divided into columns for admissions, discharges (from about 1980 called separations), and a summary for each day. The exact contents of each column vary over time, but broadly include the following:
•The admission number, name and discharge number of each patient in the admission column
•The discharge number, name, result, date of admission, date of discharge, number of days in hospital is recorded in the discharge column. Discharges are tallied every day according to various standards (initially according to legislative requirements of the "Hospitals Benefits Act 1945" (Cth) and "Tuberculosis Act 1948" (Cth); then from about 1970 tallies were kept separately for males and females)
•A daily tally of total admissions, total discharges, total remaining at end of day, total number of one-day patients and total number of paying patients in the summary column.
Tallies are often added at the bottom of each page, and monthly, quarterly and yearly totals are usually recorded.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 18305, Public Hospital Admission and Discharge Registers
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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