The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health is committed to identify practical solutions on how to address the health related challenges of our province. Quality of Care is one of the indicators of health system performance and it influences health outcomes.
As such a Health Service Transformation Plan to take us through to 2014 has been developed. The Strategic Objectives currently include:
Promoting Healthy Life Styles;
Contributing towards Human Dignity by Improving Quality of Care;
Improving Management of Communicable Diseases and Non- Communicable Illnesses;
Strengthening Primary Health Care, Emergency Services and Hospital Service Delivery Systems;
Strengthening Support Services;
Improving Human Resource Planning, Development and Management;
Strengthening Planning, Budgeting, Monitoring and Evaluation
The Transformation Plan will ensure that health service provision is equitable between and within Districts. Health services will also have to be relevant to the needs of the people and be of good quality and cost-effective.
The focus will be on strengthening Primary Health Care through sound preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative care by appropriately utilised, competent and motivated staff. The Department will double its effort in ensuring effective implementation of the Comprehensive HIV and AIDS Strategy. In addition, the Department is currently focusing on a huge health promotion drive on how to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Health HOD Dr Sibongile Zungu
Nature of Business: The Department of Health
To develop a sustainable, co-ordinated, integrated and comprehensive health system at all levels, based on the primary health care approach through the District health system.
Achieve optimal health status for all persons in KwaZulu- Natal.
* Trust built on truth, integrity and reconciliation
* Open communication, transparency and consultation
* Commitment to performance
* Courage to learn, change and innovate