Health

Western Cape Department Budget for 2017-18

Vision

Access to person-centered quality care.

Mission

We undertake to provide equitable access to quality health services in partnership with the relevant stakeholders within a balanced and well-managed health system to the people of the Western Cape and beyond.

Main services and Core functions

Western Cape Government: Health is primarily responsible for providing health services to the population of the Province, approximately 6.4 million of which 75.8 per cent is estimated to be uninsured. Tertiary hospitals are considered to be a national resource and therefore obliged to provide for people beyond the provincial borders, and this is in line with the National Tertiary Services Grant. The Department will continue to provide a comprehensive, cost-effective package of health services to the people of the Western Cape. This includes preventive, promotive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative care,via:

  • District health services including: home and community-based care, clinics, community day/health centres and district hospitals.

  • Provincial, central and specialised hospital services, which include hospitals such as Tuberculosis,

  • Psychiatric and Rehabilitation hospitals.

  • Emergency medical and planned patient transport services.

  • Forensic pathology: medico-legal and inspector of anatomy services.

Budgeted spending by sub-programme for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by each sub-programme of that programme.

Administration
Central Hospital Services
District Health Services
Emergency Medical Services
Health Care Support Services
Health Facilities Management
Health Sciences and Training
Provincial Hospital Services

Budgeted spending by Economic Classification for each programme

Each chart shows the budgeted spending by economic classification under that Programme.

Administration
Central Hospital Services
District Health Services
Emergency Medical Services
Health Care Support Services
Health Facilities Management
Health Sciences and Training
Provincial Hospital Services

Budgeted spending by programme for Economic Classification items

Each chart shows the budgeted spending of each Programme under that Economic Classification.

Current payments - Compensation of employees
Current payments - Goods and services
Payments for capital assets - Buildings and other fixed structures
Payments for capital assets - Machinery and equipment
Payments for capital assets - Software and other intangible assets
Transfers and subsidies - Departmental agencies and accounts
Transfers and subsidies - Higher education institutions
Transfers and subsidies - Households
Transfers and subsidies - Non-profit institutions
Transfers and subsidies - Provinces and municipalities
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