Local Hospital Network identifier code NNN
Identifying and definitional attributes
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A code set describing the Local Hospital Network areas (LHNs) into which each Australian state/territory is divided for the purposes of public hospital service provision and administration.
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Generally, LHNs equate to geographic areas, although in some jurisdictions there are special codes assigned to LHNs that cross geographical boundaries.
CODE 101 South Eastern Sydney
Includes Lord Howe Island.
Some jurisdictions have their own local terminology for the areas and administrative units known nationally as Local Hospital Networks. For example, in New South Wales they are known as 'Local Health Districts', in Queensland they are known as 'Hospital and Health Services', in South Australia they are known as 'Local Health Networks', and in Tasmania they are known as 'Tasmanian Health Organisations'.
Maps of the geographical areas covered by the Local Hospital Network areas, other than those in Victoria and Western Australia, can be viewed through the Local Hospital Network portal on the Department of Health and Ageing website:
Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra. Viewed 26 July 2012,
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Hospital—Local Hospital Network identifier, code NNN
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