North West Department Budget for 2015-16


Healthy self-reliant communities in the North West Province


To render accessible, equitable and integrated quality health

Core functions

The department is responsible for the delivery of primary health care services, hospital services, forensic pathology services and emergency medical rescue services and to develop and implement a sustainable, co-ordinated, integrated and comprehensive health system based on the primary health care approach, which encompasses promotive, curative, rehabilitative, supportive and palliative care. This is guided by the principles of accessibility, equity, community participation and appropriate technology.

The department also provides health services primarily to the uninsured populationwithin the province and required to provide tertiary health services to people beyond the provincial boundaries like Gauteng

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