Local Hospital Network identifier code NNN
Identifying and definitional attributes
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A code set describing the Local Hospital Networks (LHNs) into which each Australian state/territory is divided for the purposes of public hospital service provision and administration.
Collection and usage attributes
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A total of 136 Local Hospital Networks have been established across the states and territories. Of these, 122 are geographically based networks and 14 are state or territory-wide networks that may deliver specialised hospital services across some jurisdictions.
CODE 101 South Eastern Sydney
Includes Lord Howe Island.
Codes 217, 265, 272, 310 and 311 have been deleted from the previous version of the list of permissible values and are not to be reused.
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'.
More information about Local Hospital Networks is available through the Local Hospital Network portal on the Department of Health website:
Department of Health, Canberra. Viewed 15 November 2013,
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Has been superseded by Local Hospital Network identifier code NNN
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Establishment—Local Hospital Network identifier, code NNN
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