The public is advised that with effect from Wednesday 1 April 2015, the Health and Social Services Directorate will be renamed as the Health Directorate. This follows the establishment of the new Safeguarding Directorate on 1 December 2014, which absorbed social services and safeguarding functions from the Health and Social Services Directorate.
The separation of Health and Social Services, although intrinsically linked, ensures that the right support, leadership and service delivery will be obtained from both functions.
The Safeguarding Directorate will focus purely on social services and safeguarding, whilst the Health Directorate will be able to devote its resources in a targeted way to the provision of healthcare on St Helena.
31 March 2015