|Administrative history||Tower Hamlets Health District was created in 1974 and formed one of three Health Districts in the City and East London Area Health Authority (Teaching), its boundaries coinciding with those of the Local Authority. The two other districts were City and Hackney and Newham. The London Hospital, Mile End Hospital (known for some time as The London Hospital [Mile End], and St Clement's Hospital were under the management of the District, along with health centres including Wapping and Bethnal Green.|
The District became the Tower Hamlets Health District Authority in 1982. In March 1993 Tower Hamlets District Health Authority merged with City and Hackney District Health Authority (see SBHD) and the Newham District Health Authority (see RLHNH) to form the East London and the City Health Authority (ELCHA).
On the reorganisation of the National Health Service in April 1991 the District became the purchasing authority for health services for the population of Tower Hamlets with provider services contracted principally with The Royal London Hospital and its Associated Community Services N.H.S. Trust (see RLHLT).