Our history

The Bureau of Health Information (BHI) was established by the NSW Government in 2009 following the Garling Special Commission of Inquiry into Acute Care Services in NSW Public Hospitals.

BHI's primary focus is to deliver timely, accurate and comparable information on the performance of the NSW public healthcare system.

In 2011 the NSW Health report, Future Governance Arrangements for NSW Health, confirmed that BHI is recognised as the "primary source of quality information to the community, healthcare professionals and policymakers". We have continued to grow and develop since then.

In 2012, the management of the NSW Patient Survey Program was transferred to BHI from the NSW Ministry of Health.

Our latest Strategic Plan 2019-2022 demonstrates our continued commitment to provide high quality information that is meaningful both within and outside the health system, supporting improvement and strengthening accountability.

All of our reports are available on this website to download and read. Interactive data are also available on BHI’s Data Portal.

Page updated: 26 Oct 2022