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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 041826
Metadata Item Type
Data Element
Data Element Type
Data Element Concept
Approval Status
Approval Type
Approving Authority
Information Management Strategic Governance Committee (IMSGC), Queensland Health
Effective From
Effective To
A facility may provide and/or report healthcare services, or it may exist to satisfy a Queensland Health business need or legislative requirement.
Collection and Usage Attributes
Guide for Use
A facility may be further defined by its type. For example, a facility may represent a hospital, community health service, residential aged care service, hospital and health service, collection or system entity, etc. Refer to the data element 'Facility-facility type' for more detailed information.

Other examples of 'facility' within Queensland Health may include an asset such as a building or ICT equipment location.
Corporate Reference Data System (CRDS) Facility data set:
Statistical Services Branch (SSB) maintains a central repository, the Corporate Reference Data System (CRDS), which holds commonly used corporate reference data, including facility data, for use in Queensland Health data collections and system applications. The facilities are uniquely identified by a five-digit numeric code and include properties such as Hospital and Health Service, operational dates, address details and a number of attributes (e.g. facility name, facility type, etc).
Common facility reference data can be viewed and extracted via the Queensland Health Electronic Publishing Service (QHEPS) <INTERNAL QH LINK NOT AVAILABLE>. Other facility reference data, including history, is available upon request to the CRDS Administrator.
CRDS is the state-wide authoritative source of medical facility information: Enterprise Information Architecture Implementation Standard (QH-I-8.2.11 Medical page 22).
SSB verifies Facility details against a number of sources, including:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Branch:  for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care facilities.
- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare publications.
- Australian Government Department of Health:  for declared public hospitals, private hospitals, day hospital facilities.
- Australian Government Department of Health, My Aged Care:  for Residential Aged Care Service facilities, multi-purpose health services.
- Clinical Systems, Collections and Performance Unit, Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch: for Mental Health facilities.
- Hospital and Health Services: for public health care facilities including community health facilities.
- Private Health Insurance Circulars and Private Health Regulation Unit, Office of the Chief Health Officer:  for hospital provider numbers, notification of new hospitals, changes and closures, and private hospital information including licence changes.
- Queensland Corrective Services: for correctional facility health services.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References
Is related but not equivalent to Establishment QH 041755 Version 1
Relates to Facility site QH 041841 Version 1
Supersedes Facility QH 041826 Version 1
Implementation in Metadata Sets


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ViewMetadata Item TypeMetadata Set TypeNameAscendingIdentifier & VersionObligationEffective FromEffective To
Information AssetData CollectionCorporate Reference Data System (CRDS) - Facility Data SetQH 020271 Version 201-Jul-2019
Source and Reference Attributes
Source Organisation
Source Document