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About Health and Social Services

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Health and Social Services promotes health and social wellbeing for the whole community, providing prompt services to all and protecting the interests of the frail and the vulnerable.

​Our responsibilities include:

  • the provision of a wide array of hospital services
  • monitoring and improvement of the quality of all services
  • the education and development of medical professionals
  • the provision of a coordinated approach to mental health care
  • offering free, private and confidential counselling services
  • the provision of social care and support in the community
  • influencing and creating conditions which allow people to improve their health
  • advising about the maintenance of a safe and healthy environment
  • the enforcement of public health regulations
  • monitoring of health related environmental issues
  • prevention and control of infectious diseases

Minister

Deputy Anne Pryke

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Chief Officer

Julie Garbutt​



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