Usual residence is the place where a person usually lives (resides). It is not the residence where a person might stay temporarily before or after a period of hospitalisation/treatment/contact.
The Locality (suburb) line of the address shall not include a state code if the patient lives in Australia. It shall not include the word "via". For example, Home Hill via Ayr - the Locality shall be reported as HOME HILL. For localities with two names, ensure there is only one character space between the names.
Interstate and overseas persons:
It is particularly important to record the correct address for persons who live interstate or overseas. This is for follow up and to support funds that may be transferred between state health departments for patients who are treated outside their state of usual residence.
Record UNKNOWN (e.g. an unconscious person is unable to provide the information). However, every effort should be made during the course of the admission to determine (and record) a person's locality details. Do not leave the field blank.
Although provision is made for recording an unknown locality, every effort should be made during the course of the admission to determine (and record) a person's locality details.
Baby for adoption:
The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women or the foster carer will advise the relevant Queensland Health facility with regard to the correct address details for correspondence from Queensland Health during the transitional period.
No fixed address:
Record NO FIXED ADDRESS.
Record AT SEA.
Queensland Perinatal Data Collection (QPDC):
Record the suburb/town/locality of usual residence of the mother.