These books contain the minutes of meetings held by the Brisbane and South Coast Hospitals Board, and the subsequent agency named the North Brisbane Hospitals Board. The minutes can include: the names of those present, apologies, confirmation of the previous minutes, the purpose of the meeting, detail any correspondence received, miscellaneous reports on hospital conditions and staff, personal correspondence (eg. applications for positions) and specific reports. One example is the General Matron's Report which lists nursing staff who have resigned, provides a reason for leaving and the date they left, gives waiting list statistics and figures on staffing levels.
The minutes cover the meetings of the full Board as well as the various sub-committees that existed at different times, such as the Finance Committee, Buildings and Works Committee, Stores Committee, Rules and By-Laws Committee, Nursing Committee and the Medical and Dental Administration Committee.