Northern Cape Department Budget for 2015-16


Health service excellence for all.


Working together, we are committed to provide quality health care services and promote a healthy society. Our caring, multi- skilled professionals will integrate comprehensive services using evidence-based strategies and partnerships to maximise efficiencies for the benefit of all.

Core functions

The department’s core function is the provision of health care, which focuses mainly on the District Health System, based on the Primary Health Care Approach. Health care services are provided at a primary, secondary and tertiary level.

Primary health care service is achieved through clinics, community health centres and district hospitals. Secondary health care services are available at Dr Harry Surtie Hospital. Kimberley Hospital provides almost the complete range of tertiary health care services. In addition, the department further fund the training of student nurses, as well as a range of post diploma qualifications in clinical, through the Henrietta Stockdale Nursing College.

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