Hospitals Federation and Amalgamation Act, 1961

Hospital boards.

6.—(1) On the establishment day, there shall, by virtue of this section, be established for each participating hospital a board (in this Act referred to as a hospital board) the members of which shall be the persons who, immediately before the establishment day, constituted the governing body of the hospital.

(2) Subject to this Act and any orders made thereunder—

(a) a hospital board shall stand substituted for all purposes for the governing body of its hospital and that body shall be regarded as merged in the board,

(b) the hospital board shall accordingly meet, act and perform functions as if it were that body and for that purpose shall be subject, as if it were that body, to the provisions which, immediately before the establishment day, applied to that body with respect to meeting, acting and performing functions.