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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040192 v3
Data Element
Data Element
An area of the State, a public sector hospital or other public sector health service facility as constituted in the Health Services Act 1991 for the purpose of increasing the effectiveness and responsiveness of the governance arrangements for the delivery of public health services.
Queensland Health
Health service district
Representational Attributes
Numeric Character
Permissible Values


51CHI - Cairns and Hinterland
52CYO - Cape York
53MKY - Mackay
54MIS - Mount Isa
55TST - Torres Strait
56TOW - Townsville
61SOU - Southside
62GCO - Gold Coast
63PAH - Princess Alexandra Hospital
64SWE - South West
65TDD - Toowoomba and Darling Downs
66WMO - West Moreton
71NOR - Northside
72CQU - Central Queensland
73CWE - Central West
74FCO - Fraser Coast
75RBR - Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
76RCH - Royal Children's Hospital
77SCC - Sunshine Coast and Cooloola
78WBA - Wide Bay
Supplementary Values


Collection and Usage Attributes
The current Health Service Districts were formally declared by gazette notice on the 8th February, 2007 by the Governor in Council. The Health Service Districts are managed within three Health Service Areas: Northern, Central and Southern. The District Managers of each Health Service District report to the General Manager of their Health Service Area. Corporate classifications may exist that cater for varying corporate reporting needs which include 'Health Service District' as a component in addition to extra codes, for example - Mater Public Hospitals (67, MAT) Corporate Office (40, CO) Other (98, OT).
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 2Superseded
Has been superseded byData ElementData ElementAdministrative healthcare provider-health service district abbreviationQH 041537 Version 1Superseded
Has been superseded byData ElementData ElementAdministrative healthcare provider-health service district codeQH 040192 Version 4Superseded
Is related but not equivalent toData ElementData ElementFacility-geographic area/health service clusterQH 041853 Version 3Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementHealth service areaQH 040985 Version 3Retired
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-200730-Jun-2008
Information AssetData CollectionMonthly Activity Collection (MAC)QH 020008 Version 1Superseded01-Jul-200730-Jun-2008
Source and Reference Attributes
Health Services Act 1991