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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040006 v1
Data Element
Data Element
Code which uniquely identifies a facility.
Facility identifier
Hospital number; Extended source code (HBCIS);
Representational Attributes
Numeric Character
Identification Number
Permissible Values


The corporate standard facility code list is maintained by the Data Services Unit. The Client Services Unit, Health Information Centre should be contacted to obtain the most recent list of facilities. This list is also available on QHiN from the HIC Infobank area.
Supplementary Values


Collection and Usage Attributes
Transmit as a fixed length 5 character field, right justified and left padded with zeroes.
The following supplementary codes are used in QHAPDC:
880 = Australian Capital Territory
810 = New South Wales
870 = Northern Territory
890 = Overseas
840 = South Australia
860 = Tasmania
820 = Victoria
850 = Western Australia

The following supplementary codes are used by the perinatal collection:
994=Royal Womens' Hospital birthing centre
995= Mackay birthing centre
996=Bundaberg birthing centre
998=Planned home births
999=emergency / unknown

For perinatal statistics, note that birth centres have separate facility numbers to the hospitals to which they are attached. Babies born before arrival (BBAs) are allocated the facility number of the hospital where the perinatal data form is completed. Use this item in conjunction with QHDD 0079 "Non-hospital births" to exclude BBAs.

The following supplementary codes are used by the Cancer Registry:
0 = non-hospital deaths notified from the Registrar General
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References

Related Metadata References_IR

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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
Has been superseded byData ElementData ElementFacility-facility codeQH 040006 Version 2Current
Is equivalent toData ElementData ElementContracted hospital care-other hospital identifierQH 041601 Version 1Superseded
Is equivalent toData ElementData ElementEpisode of care-contracting hospital identifierQH 041096 Version 1Retired
Is equivalent toData ElementData ElementTelehealth session-provider facility codeQH 041567 Version 1Superseded
Is related but not equivalent toData ElementData ElementNeedle and Syringe Program (NSP) occasion of service-provider facility codeQH 041916 Version 1Current
Is used in conjunction withData ElementData ElementFacility transferred fromQH 040116 Version 1Superseded
Is used in conjunction withData ElementData ElementFacility transferred toQH 040120 Version 1Superseded
Is used in conjunction withData ElementData ElementNon-hospital birthQH 040076 Version 1Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementFacility (name)-standardised abbreviation for information systemsQH 041687 Version 1Superseded
Implementation in Metadata Sets


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ViewMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifer & VersionObligationApproval StatusEffective FromEffective To
Information AssetData CollectionCorporate Reference Data System (CRDS) - Facility Data SetQH 020271 Version 1MandatorySuperseded01-Jul-200130-Jun-2014
Information AssetData CollectionElective Surgery Data Collection (ESDC)QH 020110 Version 1MandatorySuperseded01-Jun-199630-Jun-2014
Information AssetData CollectionEmergency Data Collection (EDC)QH 020159 Version 1MandatorySuperseded01-Jan-200330-Jun-2014
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Cancer Registry (QCR) Data CollectionQH 020002 Version 1MandatorySuperseded01-Jan-198230-Jun-2014
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC)QH 020001 Version 1MandatorySuperseded01-Jul-198430-Jun-2014
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Perinatal Data Collection (QPDC)QH 020003 Version 1MandatorySuperseded01-Jul-199230-Jun-2014
Source and Reference Attributes