State government department responsible for the provision and management of health care services. The Health Department was established in 1982 following the abolishment of the New South Wales Health Commission. The branch of Forensic Medicine and Clinical Pathology was under the authority of the Department and was restructured in the 1990s to form a more streamlined approach to public health and safety. The department underwent further structural changes in 2009 when it was established as the Department of Health. Two years later, the department was restructured and renamed the Ministry of Health.

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Replaced
1982
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Health Department
1982 - 2009
Alternate
Department of Health
2009 - 2011
Alternate
Ministry of Health
2011 -
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Occupied
1979 -
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Glebe Coroner's Court

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2021

The former NSW State Coroner’s Court and Morgue building on Parramatta Road, Glebe, functioned as the centre of coronial justice in the state for 48 years, and tens of thousands of Sydney’s unexplained deaths, accidents, fires, explosions and missing persons were investigated there. The building housing two coroner’s courts and offices on the top floor and the morgue, refrigeration room and laboratory on the bottom floor, and from 1971  the Department of Forensic Medicine since 1971. In December 2018 it was replaced by a new facility in Lidcombe.