A quality health service to the people of the Eastern Cape promoting a better life for all.
To provide and ensure accessible comprehensive integrated services in the Eastern Cape, emphasizing
the primary health care approach, optimally utilising all resources to enable all its present and future
generations to enjoy health and quality of life.
The core functions and responsibilities of the department are aligned to the national and provincial
priorities, including overhauling the provincial healthcare system by implementing and sustaining an
evidence and results-based provincial health system which is aligned to the National Health System
(NHS) 10-point plan, national and provincial legislative requirements and disease profiles, building the
required capacity to oversee and manage health services in the province through:
Improving the quality of primary healthcare (including community-based and hospital services) by
implementing a resourced package of services and improving clinical governance systems and
processes; and reducing morbidity and mortality due to communicable diseases and non-communicable
illnesses and conditions by implementing high impact strategies to address prevention, detection,
management and support at all levels of healthcare
The Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (EPRE) sets out the detailed spending plans of each government department for the coming year.
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year: