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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040192 v2
Data Element
Data Element
The Queensland Health Health Service District. Health Service Districts are responsible for the management and delivery of health services to their communities.
Queensland Health
Health service district
Representational Attributes
Numeric Character
Permissible Values


01Bayside Health Service District
02The Mater Hospital and Health Service District
03Logan-Beaudesert Health Service District
04The Queen Elizabeth II Hospital and Health Service District
05Princess Alexandra Hospital and Health Service District
06Bowen Health Service District
07Charters Towers Health Service District
08Townsville Health Service District
09Mt Isa Health Service District
10The Prince Charles Hospital and Health Service District
11Royal Children's Hospital and Health Service District
14Central Highlands Health Service District
15West Moreton Health Service District
16Roma Health Service District
17Charleville Health Service District
18Central West Health Service District
19Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area Health Service District
20Cairns Health Service District
21Innisfail Health Service District
22Tablelands Health Service District
23Cape York Health Service District
24Fraser Coast Health Service District
25Bundaberg Health Service District
26South Burnett Health Service District
27North Burnett Health Service District
28Moranbah Health Service District
29Mackay Health Service District
30Sunshine Coast Health Service District
31Gympie Health Service District
32Redcliffe-Caboolture Health Service District
33Gold Coast Health Service District
34Toowoomba Health Service District
35Northern Downs Health Service District
36Southern Downs Health Service District
37Rockhampton Health Service District
38Banana Health Service District
39Gladstone Health Service District
40Corporate Office
42Royal Brisbane and Women's Health Service District
Supplementary Values


Collection and Usage Attributes
The numeric codes should be used instead of the alphanumeric code to insulate from inconsistencies when Health Service Districts change name or merge.
Health Service Districts (HSDs) are responsible for the management and delivery of health services to their communities as agreed and stipulated in Service Agreements. District Managers are responsible and accountable for all operations within the District which will provide hospital and community-based clinical services including oral health, child and young peoples' health, community health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, women's health, mental health, home and community care services, sexual health and alcohol and drug services. HSDs also provide corporate services required for the administration of the District functions, including finance, human resource management, general administration, medical record administration, information management, technology support and operational services. In some cases a collaborative approach is required among HSDs in order to provide maximum relevance, effectiveness and efficiency in delivering services to the community. These issues are articulated in Service Agreements. District Health Councils consist of 8-10 members of the local and surrounding community and are appointed by the Executive Council of Government to provide genuine community input and strategic direction into the way health services are delivered in each HSD. Zonal Managers (Southern, Central and Northern) are responsible for the planning and purchasing of health services from the HSDs. A list of the HSDs according to each of the Zones is available from the Client Services Unit, Health Information Centre, Corporate Office.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References

Related Metadata References_IR

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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
SupersedesData ElementData ElementHealth service districtQH 040192 Version 1Superseded
Has been superseded byData ElementData ElementHealth service districtQH 040192 Version 3Superseded
Is related but not equivalent toData ElementData ElementFacility-geographic area/health service clusterQH 041853 Version 2Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementHealth service areaQH 040985 Version 2Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementQueensland Health management zoneQH 040985 Version 1Superseded
Implementation in Metadata Sets


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ViewMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifer & VersionObligationApproval StatusEffective FromEffective To
Information AssetData CollectionFinancial and Residential Activity Collection (FRAC)QH 020005 Version 1Superseded01-Jul-200330-Jun-2007
Information AssetData CollectionMonthly Activity Collection (MAC)QH 020008 Version 1Superseded01-Jul-200330-Jun-2007
Source and Reference Attributes
Note that the correct title for districts (as stated in the Health Services Act 1991 and published in the Government Gazette on 20 December 1996) is "Health Service Districts", not "District Health Services", as is commonly used.