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The Health & Social Services Department is responsible to the States of Guernsey, to promote, protect and improve the health and social wellbeing of the people of Guernsey and Alderney. The Department has a wide mandate delivering a diverse range of services including preventing, diagnosing and treating people with illnesses and disease and caring for them in its hospital services and supporting people in the community, including people with disabilities. The Department also provides social services, including ensuring the welfare and protection of children and promoting, protecting and improving personal, environmental and public health for residents within Guernsey.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) provides a comprehensive range of vital services that contribute to the Isle of Man’s unique quality of life. These services include:
- General practitioner and dental services
- Community healthcare
- Hospital healthcare
- Mental healthcare
- Social services for adults and children and families
- Specialist off-island care
- Help people to take greater responsibility for their own health
- Deliver more care in the community, closer to people’s homes
- Improve hospital care
- Protect vulnerable people
- Ensure good value care