NSW Health supports the executive and statutory roles of the NSW Minister for Health and monitors the performance of the NSW public health system. Their vision is for everyone in NSW Health to work together to achieve "Healthy People - now and in the future".
NSW Health's goals are to:
* keep people healthy
* provide the health care that people need
* deliver high quality services and
* manage health services well.
There are 15 Local Health Districts that are responsible for providing health services in a wide range of settings, from primary care posts in the remote outback to metropolitan tertiary health centres. In addition, two specialist networks will focus on Children's and Paediatric Services, and Forensic Mental Health. A third network will operate across the public health services provided by three Sydney facilities operated by St Vincent's Health: these include St Vincent's Hospital and the Sacred Heart Hospice at Darlinghurst and St Joseph’s at Auburn.
The Ambulance Service of NSW is responsible for the delivery of front line pre-hospital care, medical retrieval and health related transport.
Other public health organisations provide statewide or specialist health services:
- Justice Health
- Children's Hospital at Westmead
- Clinical Excellence Commission
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