Welcome to the Ministry of Health & Social Services

The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) is focused on building robust and transformative approaches to providing a better health system for Montserrat, that is integrated and equitable. Our Ministry will be working collaboratively with other Ministries in achieving this. We are embarking on a period of development and change, exploring possibilities for innovative approaches to enhance the work of the Ministry.  Fundamental to these changes is the need to build strong communities and support them with community based initiatives, shifting the Ministry’s focus from a Secondary Care (Hospital treatment) centric model to a Primary Care (community & preventative) model, aimed at building prevention and strong health promotion, reducing the burden for costly and sometimes unpleasant medical interventions through the Secondary Care setting.

In the MoHSS Strategic Plan 2019-2022, we attempt to address the needs of the most vulnerable in our society as well as strengthen and enhance our services so that they are in line with modern international standards and are effective, accessible, equitable and efficient for Montserrat.

Our Social Services Department will continue to embrace entire families and households, and strive to provide social safety nets to reduce hardship, and to embrace human dignity for all from the cradle to the grave, and where possible promote community development.

In late 2018, MoHSS worked with its staff and stakeholders to develop the overarching strategy, with Primary Health Care and progress towards Universal Health at the core. This 2019-22 strategic plan details MoHSS’s objectives and operations aimed at strengthening the health system based on a new ‘SMART’ Hospital and spearheaded by stronger Primary Health Care: breaking down barriers to access; giving voice to the unheard; and enabling social participation, government action, intersectoral and multisectoral collaboration, and advocacy for health.

We do hope you will enjoy the Ministry of Health website and find it useful. Please send us your comments via contact us. The site and our services are continuously being developed and we value any suggestions made.