PHI 24/12

This circular issued by the Private Health Insurance Branch contains information about Bulk Declaration – Public and Private Hospital Information

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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
StateFromToReason for change
NSWLambton Road Day SurgeryMarie Stopes International BroadmeadowName change
QLDCampbell Street SurgicentreMarie Stopes International Bowen HillsChange of ownership and name change
QLDRockhampton SurgicentreMarie Stopes International RockhamptonChange of ownership and name change
QLDSouthport SurgicentreMarie Stopes International SouthportChange of ownership and name change
QLDTownsville SurgicentreMarie Stopes International TownsvilleChange of ownership and name change
QLDMackay Day SurgeryMackay Specialist Day Hospital Name change
TASCalvary Health Care Tasmania – St Luke’s CampusCalvary Health Care Tasmania – (Launceston)Name change/Amalgamation –
St Vincent's and St Luke's campus have amalgamated to form Calvary Health Care Tasmania - Launceston
TASCalvary Health Care Tasmania – St Vincents CampusRevokedSee above
VICSt Francis Xavier Cabrini Hospital – MalvernCabrini Hospital - MalvernName change
VICSt Francis Xavier Cabrini Hospital – PrahranCabrini Hospital - PrahranName change
VICDr Walters Vasectomy ClinicClosed
SABlackwood and District Community HospitalClosed
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