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Our Constitution

With the commencement of the Health Care Act 2008 on 1 July 2008, the Chief Executive, Department of Health is now responsible to the Minister for Health for the overall management, administration and provision of health services across the State. The SA Health organisation structure brings the Department of Health and Health Regions/Agencies together to show the clear reporting line with the Chief Executive, Minister for Health and Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

Our primary purpose

To promote, maintain and restore the health of women, children and young people.

Our aims and objectives

  1. To promote, protect and restore the health of women, children and young people.
  2. To efficiently conduct and manage, within its identified resources, health services for children, young people and women including:
     - comprehensive specialist hospital and acute care services
     - a comprehensive range of population health and primary
       health care services and programs
     - integrated community care services
     - services and programs that will measurably address the health
       and wellbeing of particular populations within the community.
  3. To provide health services at a high standard with compassion and respect for the dignity of women, children, young people and their families.
  4. To monitor, maintain and improve the quality and safety of health services.
  5. To collaborate with appropriate education and training providers within health services.
  6. To initiate, facilitate, support and conduct research into any area of health service activity and to foster innovation in the provision of health services.
  7. To provide or assist in the provision of facilities and services for or in connection with education, instruction or practical training of health professionals or other fields of knowledge related to health.
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