A numeric code which uniquely identifies a facility.
A valid facility code from the Corporate Reference Data System (CRDS) Facility data set maintained by Statistical Standards and Strategies, Statistical Services Branch (SSB).
All facility codes are numeric with leading zeroes (e.g. "00123").
Exchange of data across information systems should always be based on the numeric facility code.
Corporate Reference Data System (CRDS) Facility data set:
CRDS is the state wide authoritative source of medical facility information: refer to Enterprise Information Architecture Implementation Standard.
Queensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC):
Transmit as a fixed length 5 character field, right justified and left filled with zeroes.
The following supplementary codes are used in QHAPDC:
00880 Australian Capital Territory
00810 New South Wales
00870 Northern Territory
00840 South Australia
00850 Western Australia
Queensland Perinatal Data Collection (QPDC):
The following birth centre facility codes are used in QPDC:
00988 Gold Coast University Hospital birthing centre
00995 Mackay Base Hospital birthing centre
00994 Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital birthing centre
00989 The Townsville Hospital birth centre
00990 Toowoomba Hospital birth centre
The following supplementary facility codes are used in QPDC:
00987 Free births
00993 Planned Parenthood of Australia
00998 Home births
00999 Unknown hospital for QPDC
Note that birth centres have separate facility codes to the hospitals to which they are attached. Babies born before arrival (BBAs) are allocated the facility code of the hospital where the perinatal data form is completed. Use this item in conjunction with QHDD data element "Actual place of birth" QHLTH 040752 vers 2 to exclude BBAs.
Queensland Cancer Registry (QCR):
The following supplementary facility code is used by the QCR:
00000 QCR - non-hospital deaths from Registrar General
Birth Notification File Data Supply Requirement (DSR):
The hospital or birthing centre where the baby was born.
Implementation in Metadata Sets
Birthing centre; Establishment; Facility; Facility ID; Hospital