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The Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre Act 1966 (Act) establishes the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre Reserve (Reserve 33244 and referred to here as the Reserve) and the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre Trust (Trust) as its managing body.
Under section 7 of the Act, the Trust is responsible for the development and management and control of the Reserve. Following major amendments to the Act, the Trust delegated most of its powers to the Board of Management of the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (published in the Government Gazette on 24 October 1986). The Hospital Board was charged with undertaking the day to day management of the land comprising the Reserve on behalf of the Trust. In this capacity the Board was referred to as “the Delegate”.
The administration of the Act is within the portfolio of the Minister for Health.
Subsequent changes in the Western Australian Health system saw the demise of hospital boards and consequently, under provisions in the Hospital and Health Services Act 1927, the Minister for Health became the de facto Board of Management of Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. As it was impractical for the Minister to exercise this role, the responsibility for Delegate activities were placed with the Chief Executive of the North Metropolitan Health Service (the North Metropolitan Health Service has administrative responsibility for the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital).
Consequent on the enactment of the Health Services Act 2016 (WA), North Metropolitan Health Service Board was officially named as the Delegate, with its Chief Executive retaining day to day administrative responsibility for Reserve management and control activity on behalf of the Trust.
Much of the day to day management of site activity is governed by the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre (Delegated Site) By-Laws 1986.