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Western Australia - Organisation

Health Department (1984 - )

State of Western Australia

From
1984
Categories
Government Department, Records Access Service and Records Holder
Alternative Names
  • Department of Health (legal name)
  • Health WA (also known as)
Website
http://www.health.wa.gov.au

The Health Department and its previous agencies have had an indirect role in out of home care for over a century. The 'Infant Life Protection' provisions in the Health Act 1898 were important in protecting children until the State Children Act 1907 took over that function. It has been the government department responsible for the State's public hospital system, vaccinations, and school medical examinations. In 1984, Mental Health Services became a division of the Health Department.

Timeline

 1903 - 1934 Lunacy Department
       1934 - 1954 Mental Hospitals Department
             1954 - 1984 Mental Health Services
                   1984 - Health Department

Provided 'Care' At

Related Contact Details

Related Organisations

  • King Edward Memorial Hospital (1916 - )

    The Department of Health in Western Australia is responsible for all public hospital records created in WA. If you wish to find out if there is medical or personal information held about you from when you were a child, you must contact a Freedom of Information Officer.

Publications

Online Resources

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Health 2020: A Discussion Paper [excerpt]
Title
Health 2020: A Discussion Paper [excerpt]
Type
Document
Date
1998
Source
Health Department of Western Australia

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 'AU WA A36 - Health Department of Western Australia', in State Records Office of Western Australia - Organisations & People, State Records Office of Western Australia, 2004, https://archive.sro.wa.gov.au/index.php/health-department-of-western-australia-au-wa-a36.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser