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Series ID19401
Previous System Location 
TitleHospital records consulted by the Commission of Inquiry into the Townsville General Hospital Psychiatric Unit/Ward 10B
Parent Series
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Start Date Circa 30/3/1966
End Date 26/2/1991
Date Statement 31 May 1990 - 26 Feb 1991 are the exact dates of the duration of the Inquiry. The actual dates of these hospital records consulted by the Inquiry are 30 Mar 1966 to 26 Feb 1991.
Date Notes N/A
Abstract

Townsville General Hospital Psychiatric Unit/Ward 10B records compiled/consulted by the "Inquiry into the care and treatment of patients in the psychiatric unit of the Townsville General Hospital [Ward 10B], between 2nd March 1975 and 20th February 1988"

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Items Total Items: 181
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Departmental Numbers005-002-0005 - 040-006-0004 (with gaps); WB000066-WB000106
System of Arrangement The system of arrangement was established by the Inquiry when these records were in its possession, therefore file numbers in this series are relevant only when considered within the Inquiry's file numbers (various series). Item 1517264 in series 3548 is a volume created by the Commission of Inquiry titled "The Records System" which can be used to obtain more information regarding the use of these records during the Inquiry.
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Agency IDTitleFromTo
105Department of Health 31/5/1990 26/2/1991
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Access Category100 Years
Access ProcedurePermission to access restricted material by responsible agency
Agency Now Responsible
Agency ID: 11466
Queensland Health
Restriction DetailsN/A
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Related Series

Series IDTitleRelationship
19426Briefs for HearingsComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
19428Briefs for ReportsComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
3548Computer System Backup Tapes and Inquiry Records System related to the Townsville General Hospital Psychiatric Unit/Ward 10BComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
3547CorrespondenceComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
19402Correspondence and Papers related to the Townsville General Hospital Psychiatric Unit/Ward 10B InquiryComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
19430Doctors' Miscellaneous RecordsComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
19429Information Supplied by Other InstitutionsComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
19422Interviews: Audiotapes, Transcripts, Summaries, StatementsComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
19424Investigation filesComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
19431Submissions and Anonymous ContributionsComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
19423SummonsComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
19471Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Compensation AssessmentsComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
19427Transcripts of Hearings; ExhibitsComplementary records of the Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Inquiry
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Copyright State of Queensland
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Description

The "Commission of Inquiry into the care and treatment of patients in the psychiatric unit of the Townsville General Hospital" was to investigate whether between 1975 to 1988 any patient in the Psychiatric Unit (Ward 10B) was cared for or treated in a manner which was negligent, unsafe, unethical or unlawfull, and if so, to establish whether there was sufficient evidence to prosecute or take disciplinary proceedings. The final report can be found in items 1515067 and 1515068 of series 19428.

This series consists of some of the records collected by the Commission of Inquiry from the Townsville General Hospital, the Psychiatric Unit/Ward 10B and the Health Department in the course of its investigations. The records were incorporated and numbered into the Inquiry's records system; however, after the Inquiry was finalised, they were returned to the Health Department.

This series include numerous diaries, log books, daily ward report books, admission registers, occupational therapy roll books, security rounds books, incident report books, etc; copies of reports bout nursing audit , Psychiatric Unit review of records, and Townsville Hospital Board/Townsville General Hospital/Psychiataric Unit (Ward 10B) papers (Vols 1, 2, 3). Other items include: patients' medical records, correspondence, policy and procedure papers, some administrative files, and various other hospital records that were used as exhibits or part of submissions, as well as 3 boxes of videotapes and computer floppy disks with hospital information and computer backups (some un-labelled).


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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Series ID 19401, Hospital records consulted by the Commission of Inquiry into the Townsville General Hospital Psychiatric Unit/Ward 10B
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Last updated 9 September 2016
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/ )
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