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Tasmania - Organisation

Department of Health Services (1956 - 1989)

State of Tasmania

From
1956
To
1989
Categories
Government Department

The Department of Health Services replaced the Public Health Department in 1956. The Department was responsible for public health, including, at first, mental health. In 1989, the Department of Health Services became the Department of Health.

Details

Initially the Department of Health Services ran mental services, including Lachlan Park and Millbrook Rise Psychopathic Hospitals. In 1968, the Mental Health Services Commission took over responsibility for mental health. The two hospitals combined to form the Royal Derwent Hospital, run by its own Board.

Timeline

 1885 - 1903 Central Board of Health
       1904 - 1956 Public Health Department
             1956 - 1989 Department of Health Services
                   1989 - 1993 Department of Health
                         1993 - 1998 Department of Community and Health Services
                               1998 - Department of Health and Human Services
                                     2018 - Department of Communities Tasmania

Related Organisations

Publications

Books

  • Wettenhall, RL, A Guide to Tasmanian Government Administration, Platypus Publications, Hobart, 1968, 206 pp. Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Wettenhall, RL, A Guide to Tasmanian Government Administration, Platypus Publications, Hobart, 1968, 206 pp.

Prepared by: Caroline Evans