Department of Health (Isle of Man)

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Department of Health
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Department overview
Formed 1 April 2010
Preceding Department Department of Health and Social Security
Dissolved 31 March 2014
Superseding agency Department of Health and Social Care
Jurisdiction Isle of Man
Headquarters Crookall House, Demesne Road, Douglas, Isle of Man
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The Department of Health (Manx: Rheynn Slaynt) was a department of the Isle of Man Government. It was created on 1 April 2010, taking on the health services and public health functions of the former Department of Health and Social Security. On 1 August 2012 the Isle of Man's Mental Health Services were transferred from the Department of Social Care to the Department of Health, which also saw the creation of a post for a second Member for the Department with specific responsibility for Mental Health. On 2 December 2013 as part of the Council of Ministers' plans to modernize ministerial government[1] it was announced that the Department of Health and the Department of Social Care (with the exception of Social Security, which would move to Treasury) would merge on 1 April, subject to the approval of Tynwald. The move was by and large a reversal of one element of the restructuring of the Isle of Man Government in April 2010 which saw the former Department of Health and Social Security split to form the Department of Health and the Department of Social Care.

During its existence, the Department of Health was the largest in terms of personnel, which is estimated to stand at 1,983.51 full time equivalent employees at 31 March 2014, representing approx. 25% of central government's public sector workforce.

Functions[edit]

  • Acute Care
  • Primary Care
  • Public Health
  • Mental Health
  • Nurse and Medical Education and Training

Former Ministers and Members[edit]

Former Ministers for Health[edit]

Former Ministers for Health and Social Security (16 December 1968 - 31 March 2010)[edit]

Former Chairmen of the Department of Health and Social Security (1 April 1986 - 16 December 1986)[edit]

Health functions were part of the Department of Health and Social Security prior to the formation of the Department for Health on 1 April 2010.

Former Chairmen of the Health Services Board[edit]

Former Members for Health[edit]

  • Bill Henderson MHK - Member for Mental Health Services, 7 May 2013 - 3 March 2014.
  • Dudley Butt MLC - Member for Health Services, 1 April 2010 – 31 March 2014.
  • Leonard Singer MHK - Member for Mental Health Services, 1 August 2012 - 7 May 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chief Minister announces move to smaller, stronger Government". Cabinet Office. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Patin, Charles Guy: The Early Days - The introduction of the Manx National Health Service, p. 34. Pantin Publishing, printed by The Copy Shop. ISBN 0-9550191-0-9.