Health Care

Health care in Moravian-Silesian Region

The Department of Health of the Regional Office of the Moravian-Silesian Region comprises two individual sections. The Section of Health Administration’s important activities include managing and supervising the state administration health care and making sure that tenders for providing healthcare according to Act No. 48/1997 Coll., on public health insurance are enacted and carried out. It is also responsible for organising and providing the activities of the emergency medical services, pharmaceutical emergency services, emergency dentistry services and organising the examination of the bodies of those who died outside a medical facility in their area, concluding contracts with healthcare providers or with physicians, pursuant to §84, Paragraph 2, Point b) of Act No. 372/2011 Coll., on health services and the conditions for providing them (Health Services Act), as amended, and many others.

Also, the Management of Health Care Organisations Section carries out numerous activities, e.g. it undertakes tasks when concepts about the development of healthcare in the region are created and then fulfils the relevant tasks during the implementation, processes the analytical information for the decision-making of the regional bodies on the scope of the healthcare provided in regional health facilities, while actively providing - in cooperation with the Department of Finance – smooth financing for regional healthcare facilities and managing healthcare facilities established by the region in terms of their methodology, etc.

There are 12 healthcare facilities in the Moravian-Silesian Region, including 7 hospitals (in Havířov, Karviná, Třinec, Frýdek-Místek, Krnov, Opava and Bílovec). The healthcare facilities in the Moravian-Silesian Region do not consist only of hospitals but also include a widespread network of pharmacies, medical transport services, hospices, specialised healthcare centres, children’s sanatoria, spas, etc. The fundamental state is that of an emergency medical service. Patient care is comprehensive and more than adequate thanks to the mutual cooperation and interaction of all the above components.

An interesting fact: The Regional Medical Rescue Service consists of 63 crews, including an air-rescue team. Almost 6,500 people are employed in our 12 regional health facilities.

Useful links in English: Ministry of Health of the Czech republic

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