Under the guidance of its Director, supported by a staff compliment of around 250, made up of both local and specialist personnel, the Health Directorate has overall responsibility for the Island’s health care services.

Where the Island is unable to accommodate or provide medical care/services of a serious nature, the Directorate is responsible for referral of such cases overseas. This is done through its links with the South African and United Kingdom medical services.

The Health Directorate takes a leading role in promoting healthy eating and lifestyle. This is communicated through Public Relations, public seminars, leaflets, campaigns and on occasion, through the use of local TV programming.

Key services provided by the Directorate include:

  • Medical, nursing and community care services
  • Elderly and home care services
  • Pharmacy and Laboratory services
  • Dental Services
  • Administration support services


Health Services On St Helena – Your Questions Answered

Information For Health Service Users

SHG Disinsection Policy

Fact Sheets

Viral Gastroenteritis 


Fees & Charges – Residents

Fees & Charges – Visitors & Non Residents

What you can expect from your health service

Hospital and Outpatient Complaints Procedure

Hospital & Outpatients Complaints Procedures

Complaint Form 

Family & Friends Test

The Friends & Family Test Questionnaire

The Friends & Family Test