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Hospitals Trust Board1938-08-062008-01-01'The Board, no longer having any functions to discharge and no monies remaining, is to be dissolved. Final accounts are in preparation and once received the relevant legislative amendments will be made in order to facilitate the winding up the Hospital Trust Board.' (Written Answers). The Hospitals Trust (1940) Ltd. was dissolved on 23 Jan. 2008 (CRO).McGauran et al. 2005; Public Hospitals (Amendment) Act, 1938; Dáil Éireann - Volume 647 - 19 February, 2008--Written Answers. - Departmental Bodies
An Bord Altranais1951-06-072012-10-02Replaced by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI)McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.nursingboard.ie/; Nurses Act 1950 and 1985; S.I. No. 164/1951; www.nmbi.ie; Nurses and Midwives Act 2011; S.I. No. 385/2012
Dublin Dental Hospital Board1963-07-17McGauran et al. 2005; Statutory Instrument No. 129 of 1963; Statutory Instrument No.370 of 1980
Hospitals Bodies Administrative Bureau1973-03-082005-01-01Merged into HSEMcGauran et al. 2005; S.I. No. 53/1973; Health Act 2004; S.I. No. 885/2004
Dental Council1985-11-13McGauran et al. 2005; http://www.dentalcouncil.ie/; The Dentists Act 1985
Consultative Council on Hepatitis C1996-11-26McGauran et al. 2005; S.I. No. 339/1996; http://www.consultativecouncilonhepc.ie/
National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery1999-11-012012-01-01McGauran et al. 2005; S.I. No. 376/1999; Nurses and Midwives Act 2011; S.I. No. 715/2011
Hospitals Commission1933-09-011976-04-01Functions and property transferred to the Eastern Health Board in 1976.FitzGerald, 1963; Public Hospitals Act, 1933; S.I. No. 79/1976
Department of Health and Children1997-07-122011-06-04http://www.dohc.ie/; S.I. No. 308/1997; S.I. No. 219/2011
Health Service Executive2005-01-01Prior to 2004, services were delivered through a complex structure of ten regional Health Boards, the Eastern Regional Health Authority and a number of other agencies and organizationsHealth Act 2004; http://www.hse.ie/
Department of Local Government and Public Health1924-06-011947-01-22Health and Welfare functions lost to new departments in 1947http://www.environ.ie/; Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924; S.I. No. 16/1947
National Paediatric Hospital Development Board2007-05-23S.I. No. 246/2007; http://www.newchildrenshospital.ie/index.cfm/page/NPHDB
Irish Health Services Accreditation Board2002-05-012007-04-21Dissolved, merge into Health Information and Quality AuthorityS.I. No. 160/2002; Health Act 2007
Department of Health (I)1947-01-221997-07-11Coakley & Gallagher 2005; Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act, 1946; S.I. No. 308/1997
Office for Health Gain1994-01-012005-01-01Health Act 2004; McGauran et al. 2005
Hospitals Joint Services Board 1965-07-141990-06-30Privatised--became part of Connacht Court groupHealth (Corporate Bodies) Act, 1961; S.I. No. 157/1965; S.I. No. 140/1990; S.I. No. 145/1990
Hospital Sterile Supplies Board1965-01-061965-07-14Replaced by Hospitals Joint Services BoardS.I. No. 1/1965; S.I. No. 157/1965
General Nursing Council1919-01-011951-06-07Replaced by the General Nursing Council in 1923 Nurses Registration (Ireland) Act 1919; S.I. No. 8/1923; Browne, R. Statutory Corporations and Commissions, in King, F.Public Administration in Ireland Vol. 1, 1944
Central Midwives Board (II)1945-01-011951-06-07Merge w/General Nursing Council to form An Bord AltranaisMidwives Act, 1944; Nurses Act, 1950; Browne, R. Statutory Corporations and Commissions, in King, F.Public Administration in Ireland Vol. 1, 1944
Central Midwives Board (I)1918-01-011945-01-01The Central Midwives Board for Ireland was replaced by the Central Midwives Board in 1923Midwives Act 1918; S.I. No. 9/1923; Browne, R. Statutory Corporations and Commissions, in King, F.Public Administration in Ireland Vol. 1, 1944
Comhairle na nOspidéal1972-06-292005-01-01Replaced by National Hospitals Office of the HSEHealth Acts 1970 & 2004; S.I. No. 164/1972
National Hospital Trustees1933-10-031938-08-06Replaced by Hospitals Trust BoardPublic Hospitals Act, 1933; Public Hospitals (Amendment) Act, 1938; Report dated 4th October in Irish Times of appointment of National Hospital Trustees
Department of Health (II)2011-06-04S.I. No. 219/2011; http://www.dohc.ie/
Radiographers Registration Board2011-12-16Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005; S.I. No. 659/2011
Royal College of Physicians in Ireland1692-12-15Royal charter granted in 1692 replaced previous charter and extended College of Physicians' remit to whole of Ireland, and although modified through other legislation remains the governing document of the College.http://www.rcpi.ie/; Royal College of Physicians Act, 1761; S.I. No. 38/1926; The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (Charter and Letters Patent Amendment) Act, 1979
Inspector of Mental Hospitals1845-01-012002-04-05Originally known as the Inspector of Lunatics, the two names were used through the 1920s and 1930s. Officially known as the Inspector of Mental Hospitals from 1 Jan 1947 under the Mental Treatment Act 1945.Central Criminal Lunatic Asylum (Ireland) Act, 1845; http://www.dippam.ac.uk/eppi/documents/12357/eppi_pages/304786; Lunatics Asylums (Ireland) Act, 1875; Mental Treatment Act, 1945; S.I. No. 329/1946; Mental Health Act, 2001; S.I. No. 90/2002; http://lenus.ie/hse/bitstream/10147/250248/1/AnnualReportOfTheInspectorOfMentalHospitals1943.pdf
Psychologists Registration Board2017-07-21www.coru.ie; Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005; S.I. No. 324/2017
Podiatrists Registration Board 2018-07-13http:/​/​www.coru.ie; Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005; S.I. No. 239/2018
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland2012-10-02NMBI replaced An Bord Altranais (Irish Nursing Board)​www.nmbi.ie; Nurses and Midwives Act 2011; S.I. No. 385/2012
Children's Health Ireland2018-12-04Children’s Health Ireland was established on 4th December 2018 to take over responsibility for services currently provided by Dublin’s three children’s hospitals and run the new children’s hospital in due course.www.newchildrenshospital.ie/the-project/the-childrens-hospital-group; Children's Health Act 2018; S.I. No. 506/2018
Hospitals Trust (1940) Limited1940-01-011987-03-01The Irish Hospital Sweepstakes was established in 1930 and was promoted by a private company, Hospitals' Trust (1940) Limited, in pursuance of a 'standing agreement' with a sweepstake committee appointed by the governing bodies of various hospitals. The Hospitals' Trust Fund was used to channel the net proceeds of the sweepstakes to hospitals for capital purposes. Statutory responsibility for the Hospitals' Trust Fund was with the Minister for Health and that for the running of the sweepstakes by Hospitals' Trust (1940) Limited with the Minister for Justice. The company's operations were opaque in certain respects. It went into voluntary liquidation in 1987, having failed to secure the contract for the new National LotteryPublic Hospitals Act 1933 (No. 18 of 1933); Public Hospitals (Amendment) Act 1990 (No. 30 of 1990); https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/debates/debate/dail/2000-06-29/27/?highlight%5B0%5D=hospitals&highlight%5B1%5D=trust&highlight%5B2%5D=1940; https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/follow-the-money-the-hidden-tale-of-greed-behind-the-first-irish-hospitals-sweepstakes-and-where-those-millions-went-39748023.html; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Hospitals%27_Sweepstake
General Nursing Council1923-06-221951-06-07The General Nursing Council was established to take over the functions of the previous General Nursing Council for Ireland. It was subsequently merged into An Bord Altranais S.I. No. 8/1923; Nurses Act, 1950 (No. 27 of 1950)
Central Midwives Board (I)1923-06-221947-01-01The Central Midwives Board (I) replaced the previous Central Midwives Board for Ireland. It was subsequently replaced by the Central Midwives Board (II)S.I. No. 9/1923; Nurses Act 1944 (No. 10 of 1944)