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New South Wales - Organisation

Health Department (1982 - )

State Government of New South Wales

From
1982
Categories
Government Department
Alternative Names
  • Department of Health (1982 - 2009)
  • NSW Department of Health
  • NSW Health
Website
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

The Health Department is the New South Wales Government department that is responsible for hospitals, community health and a range of health-related institutions, including mental health. It was created in 1982 as the Department of Health and since 2009 has been known as the Health Department. The Health Department controls some records relating to children who spent time in care, and some adoption-related records.

Timeline

 1866 - 1888 Inspector of Public Charities
       1888 - 1911 Department of Charitable Institutions
             1911 - 1913 Metropolitan Hospitals and Charities Department
                   1913 - 1938 Office of the Director-General of Public Health
                         1938 - 1973 Department of Public Health
                               1973 - 1982 Health Commission
                                     1982 - Health Department

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Sources used to compile this entry: 'Crown Street Women's Hospital Guide', in State Records Authority of New South Wales website, State of New South Wales through the State Records Authority of NSW 2016, https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/archives/collections-and-research/guides-and-indexes/crown-street-womens-hospital-guide; 'Hospitals Commission of New South Wales', in State Records Authority of New South Wales website, State of New South Wales through the State Records Authority of NSW 2016, https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/agency/3067; 'Ministry of Health', in State Records Authority of New South Wales website, State of New South Wales through the State Records Authority of NSW 2016, https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/agency/53; 'Peat Island Centre', in State Records Authority of New South Wales website, State of New South Wales through the State Records Authority of NSW 2016, https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/agency/6426; Women's Hospital, Crown Street, State Records Authority of New South Wales website, State of New South Wales through the State Records Authority of NSW 2016. Also available at https://www.records.nsw.gov.au/agency/1219.

Prepared by: Naomi Parry