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Hospital and Health Services service agreements

Hospital and Health Services

Public health services in Queensland are provided through 17 Hospital and Health Services (HHS).  Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) are statutory bodies governed by a Hospital and Health Board. 

The Department of Health is responsible for the overall management of the public health system, including monitoring the performance of Hospital and Health Services.

Service agreements and deeds of amendment

As required by the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 a service agreement  is in place between the Department of Health and each Hospital and Health Service for the provision of public health services.

The service agreement defines the health services, teaching, research and other services that are to be provided by the HHS and the funding to be provided to the HHS for the delivery of these services. It also defines the outcomes that are to be met by the HHS and how its performance will be measured.

The service agreement is underpinned by and managed in line with the following supporting documents:

The current service agreement covers the period from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2016. Any amendments to the service agreement that are made during this period are documented in a deed of amendment.

The current service agreements and deeds of amendment can be viewed through the links below:

Through this website you can access information on how the performance of public health and hospital services in Queensland is managed and view up-to-date and regular information on the activity and performance of Queensland’s reporting hospitals.

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Last Updated: 07 November 2013
Last Reviewed: 07 November 2013