In accordance with the provisions of the Public Service Management Act, 1997, the Department of Health has published its new Statement of Strategy 2016-2019, which sets out the department’s mission, strategic objectives and priority actions for the next 3 year period.
The new strategy reflects the relevant commitments in the new Programme for a Partnership Government (particularly chapters 5, 6 and 7) and the ongoing reform process.
The department's role is to provide strategic leadership for the health service and to ensure that government policies are translated into actions and implemented effectively. The department supports the Minister and Ministers of State in their implementation of government policy and in discharging their governmental, parliamentary and departmental duties.
The 5 strategic objectives described in the Statement of Strategy are listed below. It is important to note that to one extent or another, these objectives are inter-related and inter-dependent.
The 5 strategic objectives are:
This Statement of Strategy sets out the Department of Health's mission, its values, and its role and main functions. It describes the current environment in which health and social services are to be delivered and identifies a number of underlying themes that will inform our work over the three year period. It outlines the actions the department will take.Download
View previous Statements of Strategy from the Department of Health.