HSC (Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland)

Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland (HSC) is the designation of the publicly funded service which provides public health and other social care services in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Executive through its Department of Health is responsible for its funding, while the Public Health Agency is the executive agency responsible for the provision of health and social care services across Northern Ireland.

It is free of charge to all citizens of Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom. For services such as A&E, patients simply walk in, state their name and date of birth, are given treatment and then leave. Patients are unaware of costs incurred by them using the service. It is sometimes called the "NHS", as in England, Scotland and Wales, but differs from the NHS in England and Wales in that it provides not only health care but social care too.

 How to complain about HSC (Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland)

If you want to make a complaint about an NHS service, first try contacting the GP, Dentist, Hospital or Optician's where you were treated.

 HSC (Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland) complaints contacts

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