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5 April 2012
Bulk Declaration – Public and Private Hospital Information
Hospital declarations are made by the Minister for Health (or Minister’s delegate) pursuant to s.121-5(6) of the Commonwealth’s Private Health Insurance Act 2007 (the Act) for private health insurance benefits, the Medicare Benefits Scheme and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, where applicable. Declaration is a legal instrument and it is important that information pertaining to declared hospitals is accurately reflected.
Hospitals irregularly and in some circumstances not at all, advise the Department of changes to their hospital details. This inconsistent practice has affected the integrity of the Commonwealth declared private hospitals information and the Instrument of Declarations. To rectify the discrepancies, the Department has undertaken a review of all Commonwealth declared public and private hospitals in each state/territory.
Declarations for public and private hospitals take effect from 30 March 2012.
A summary of changes made to Instrument of Declarations for private hospitals are identified in Table 1. There are only minor amendments to the public hospitals instruments, therefore these have not been provided.
The revised Instrument of Declarations for public and private hospitals can be obtained upon request by emailing the Hospital Declarations Info inbox
Table 1: Summary of changes to private hospital information
|State||From||To||Reason for change|
|NSW||Lambton Road Day Surgery||Marie Stopes International Broadmeadow||Name change|
|QLD||Campbell Street Surgicentre||Marie Stopes International Bowen Hills||Change of ownership and name change|
|QLD||Rockhampton Surgicentre||Marie Stopes International Rockhampton||Change of ownership and name change|
|QLD||Southport Surgicentre||Marie Stopes International Southport||Change of ownership and name change|
|QLD||Townsville Surgicentre||Marie Stopes International Townsville||Change of ownership and name change|
|QLD||Mackay Day Surgery||Mackay Specialist Day Hospital ||Name change|
|TAS||Calvary Health Care Tasmania – St Luke’s Campus||Calvary Health Care Tasmania – (Launceston)||Name change/Amalgamation – |
St Vincent's and St Luke's campus have amalgamated to form Calvary Health Care Tasmania - Launceston
|TAS||Calvary Health Care Tasmania – St Vincents Campus||Revoked||See above|
|VIC||St Francis Xavier Cabrini Hospital – Malvern||Cabrini Hospital - Malvern||Name change|
|VIC||St Francis Xavier Cabrini Hospital – Prahran||Cabrini Hospital - Prahran||Name change|
|VIC||Dr Walters Vasectomy Clinic||Closed|
|SA||Blackwood and District Community Hospital||Closed|
If you require further information please telephone: (02) 6289 9853/24 hr answering machine or email the enquiry to Private Health Insurance Branch
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