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DHHS improves, promotes, protects and maintains the health, safety and wellbeing of Tasmanians through service planning, managing, procuring and delivering high quality health and human services.

This covers the range of essential public services delivered by operational Groups:

  • Ambulance Tasmania (AT) provides integrated, high quality, pre-hospital emergency and medical care, health transport and medical retrieval services to the Tasmanian community.
  • Children and Youth Services (CYS) provides a range of services and supports that contribute to ensuring that children, young people and their families are safe, nurtured and well.
  • Housing, Disability and Community Services (HDCS) provides affordable housing, quality disability and family services to vulnerable people, families and their carers.
  • Public Health Services (PHS) works to improve and protect the health and wellbeing of all Tasmanians by working in partnership with individuals, groups and communities.

It also includes the vital corporate support services and system manger functions provided by departmental Groups:

  • Corporate Policy and Regulatory Services (CPRS) manages the delivery of an efficient and effective statewide health and human services system by leading the provision of strategic corporate, policy and regulatory services.
  • Planning, Purchasing and Performance (PPP) performs the core system management functions of strategy and planning, purchasing, performance management, monitoring, reporting and analysis.
  • Office of the Secretary (OTS) provides high level public administration, parliamentary and corporate governance support and advice to DHHS, the Secretary and Portfolio Ministers.

Together these functions provide:

  • portfolio advice to the Ministers for Health and Human Services
  • public services to clients and the community
  • strategic leadership and direction to service delivery areas
  • corporate support services to service delivery areas
  • a framework of policies, processes, procedures and controls to assure the Government and the community that the objectives of the health and human service system are being met.

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