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) is a book published along with the tabling of the budget for the new financial year.
A department's programmes are the activities that it spends money on during the financial year. Different programmes have different expenditure budgets, depending on their requirements and available finances. More detail on the programmes is available in the department's Estimates of Provincial Expenditure documents.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending by economic classification under that Programme.
Each chart shows the budgeted spending of each Programme under that Economic Classification.
The Adjusted Estimates of Provincial Revenue and Expenditure (AEPRE) is a book published along with the tabling of the adjusted budget.
Budgeted and actual expenditure/allocations for a department can increase or decrease from year to year. Changes in expenditure for a department can be because of changes in the activities of the department, because of changes in priorities between departments, because of cost efficiencies or because of increases in the price of goods and services due to inflation.
The chart shows the department’s actual expenditure for past years, and budgeted expenditure for the current year and the upcoming three years of the medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF). By adjusting these numbers to take inflation into account, it is possible to determine if a department’s expenditure is really increasing or decreasing in real terms, as compared to the rest of the economy.
Previous financial years indicate actual expenditure while upcoming financial years indicate estimated expenditure:
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year:
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