Agency VA 2695
Department of Health II (commonly known as the Health Department Victoria)
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Date Range: 1985 - 1992
 
Description of this AgencyDescription of this Agency
In 1985 there was a major re-organisation of the administration and provision of health services in Victoria which was given effect by a series of Administrative Arrangements Orders (Nos.30, 31, 36, 37, 41 and 42), amendments to the Public Service Act 1974 and the Health Amendment Act 1985 (No.10262).

The Department of Health II (commonly known as the Health Department Victoria) (VA 2695) was established by Order of the Governor-in-Council under the Public Service Act 1974 on 26 August 1985. The powers and responsibilities of the Health Commission of Victoria (VA 652) and its Chairman were vested in the Department of Health and its Chief General Manager.

Many services which had been traditionally regarded as health services were redefined as community services and by 1 October 1985 responsibility for these services was transferred to the Department of Community Services (VA 2633).

The Department of Health II was superseded by the Department of Health and Community Services (VA 3092) in October 1992.

Location of Records

There are very few records of the Department of Health II in the custody of the Public Record Office these are listed below, however for records of its predecessors see List of Holdings 2nd edition 1985, section 3.11.0. As municipal councils continue to have a significant role in the provision of health services, see also VRG 12 Municipalities and the List of Holdings section 10.0.0. For records of individual health and welfare agencies see also VRG 8 and List of Holdings section 8.0.0.


 
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? 1927 - ? 1986 Building Plans and Blue Line Drawings of Public Hospitals VPRS 5344 North Melbourne Open
? 1936 - ? 1986 "Closed" Agency and General Correspondence Files VPRS 4523 North Melbourne Open
? 1952 - 1988 Public Building Sketch Plans VPRS 8056 North Melbourne Open
1944 - 1986 General Correspondence Files (General Health Branch ?1944-1978; Public Health Division 1978-1986) VPRS 14836 North Melbourne Open
1952 - 1993 Adoptions & Permanent Care Unit - Various Registers VPRS 18027 North Melbourne Closed
1955 - ? 1986 Agency Files: Multiple Number VPRS 14845 North Melbourne Undetermined
1970 - 1995 Admission Index Cards Alcohol and Drug Services VPRS 18381 North Melbourne Closed
1978 - 1986 General Correspondence Files VPRS 14831 North Melbourne Undetermined
1983 - 1993 Psychiatric Services Hospital Administration Files (Head Office) VPRS 8827 North Melbourne Closed
1983 - 1993 Psychiatric Programs Policy (General Correspondence) Files VPRS 8828 North Melbourne Part Open
1986 - 1992 Central Correspondence Files, RMS System VPRS 17369 North Melbourne Part Open
1991 - 1992 Unserialised Records, Drug Services Victoria [RETURNED TO AGENCY 1994] VPRS 8305 Other Not Applicable
1991 - 1994 Electronic File Register and Index (Computer Output Indexes to VPRS 8827 and VPRS 8828) VPRS 8826 North Melbourne Open
By 1924 - 1988 Public Building Files VPRS 7882 North Melbourne Open
By 1924 - 1988 Numerical Card Index to Public Building Files VPRS 8041 North Melbourne Open
By 1924 - 1988 Alphabetical Card Index to Public Building Files VPRS 8042 North Melbourne Open
By 1932 - 1987 Public Building Registers VPRS 8054 North Melbourne Open
By 1932 - 1987 Index to Public Building Registers VPRS 8055 North Melbourne Open
By 1962 - 1988 Public Building Plans VPRS 8044 North Melbourne Open
By 1962 - 1988 Numerical Card Index to Public Building Plans VPRS 8045 North Melbourne Open
Functions for which this Agency has or has had primary responsibilityFunctions for which this Agency has or has had primary responsibility
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1978 - 1985 Intellectual disability services VF 249
- 1985 Domiciliary care services VF 247
- 1985 Health, public (infant and maternal) VF 248
- 1985 Physical and sensory disability services VF 250
1985 - 1992 Hospitals and charities VF 67
1985 - 1992 Health, mental VF 128
1985 - 1992 Health, public VF 125
- 1986 Charity fundraising administration VF 423
1991 - 1992 Intellectual disability services VF 249
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1985 - 1992 Cemeteries VF 28
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1985 - 1987 Heatherton Hospital (previously known as Heatherton Sanatorium 1913-1974; Heatherton Hospital 1974-1995; Alfred Healthcare Group - Heatherton Campus 1995-1998) VA 5081
1985 - 1988 Springvale and District Community Hospital VA 1257
1985 - 1992 Hamilton Base Hospital VA 1268
1985 - 1992 Gresswell Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre (previously Gresswell Tuberculosis Sanatorium 1933-1970) VA 5077
1985 - 1992 Smith Street Clinic VA 5092
1987 - 1992 Office of Psychiatric Services VA 2837
1987 - 1992 Mental Health Review Board VA 2932
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1985 - 1992 Health VRG 39