About the Department
Our mission is:
To improve the health and well-being of people in Ireland in a manner that promotes better health for everyone, fair access, responsive and appropriate care delivery, and high performance.
To support the Minister and the Government by:
- advising on the strategic development of the health system including policy and legislation;
- supporting their parliamentary, statutory and international functions;
- evaluating the performance of the health and social services; and
- working with other sectors to enhance people’s health and well-being.