Western Australia's public hospital system: Some aspects of finance and control

Bell J. (1988) Western Australia's public hospital system: Some aspects of finance and control. Australian Health Review, 11 2: 130-141.

Author Bell J.
Title Western Australia's public hospital system: Some aspects of finance and control
Journal name Australian Health Review
ISSN 0159-5709
Publication date 1988-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 11
Issue 2
Start page 130
End page 141
Total pages 12
Language eng
Subject 2701 Medicine (miscellaneous)
2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Abstract In 1829 the Governor of the Swan River Colony founded a government-controlled and financed hospital for the destitute but, by charging those who could afford to pay, recognised the admission of patients other than the destitute. In the 1850s and 1860s the Colonial Surgeon, without legislative authority, encouraged District Medical Officers (DMOs) to establish small government hospitals in country districts. Thus a pattern of government financed and controlled hospitals was set early in the State's history. From the 1890s to the 1930s successive governments made many attempts to off-load hospital control onto elected committees and the financing of hospitals onto voluntary subscribers and later taxpayers.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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