The New South Wales Ministry of Health or NSW Health, a department of the New South Wales Government, supports the executive and statutory roles of the Minister for Health, the Minister for Medical Research, and the Minister for Mental Health. The Ministry also monitors the performance of state wide and specialist, health service organisations that make up NSW Health.It is primarily responsible for the public health system in New South Wales, particularly through public hospitals as well as associated agencies.
NSW Health has three directions:
Keeping People Healthy: Supporting people to live healthier, more active lives and reducing the burden of chronic disease
Providing World-Class Clinical Care: Providing timely access to safe, quality care in hospitals, Emergency Departments and in the community
Delivering Truly Integrated Care: Creating a connected health system, so that patients get the care they need, where and when they need it, by connecting State health services