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Public Social Services and Health Care in the Jakobstad region

 

The Department of Social Services and Health Care in the Jakobstad region

The Department of Social Services and Health Care in the town of Jakobstad provides all municipal social welfare and health care services for the inhabitants of the towns of Jakobstad and Nykarleby and the municipalities of Larsmo and Pedersöre. This area has a population of more than 42.000 people. All services and care are provided both in Swedish and in Finnish. Our staff is also able to serve clients in English.

 

”Mission”

Municipal social services and health care promote the population’s health and well-being and thereby support the individual’s and society’s ability to function. Social services and health care prevent social problems and illness from developing. When need arises care will be given quickly and effectively.
 

Our department provides the following services  


Health care and medical service
  • health counselling
  • primary health care
  • certain specialized medical care 
 
Social welfare  
  • social services 
  • services for the disabled
  • income security service 
 
Elderly care
  • home care and  support services
  • service accomodation
  • geriatric care
 
Environmental health care
  • health inspection
  • veterinary care 
 

Values  

Our social welfare and health care services are based on the following elementary values:
  • customer centricity and respect for the individual
  • justice and equality
  • a comprehensive view
  • good quality
 

Regional cooperation in social services and health care  


Cooperation in social services and health care is based on an agreement between the municipalities.  Political leadership in social services and health care is exercised by the social services and health care committee, which operates under the town council and town board of Jakobstad, but which has extensive rights to make its own decisions. The committee has 16 members from all four municipalities within the region of cooperation.
 
Head of social welfare and health care services is Pia-Maria Sjöström, director of social services and health care. The department has about 1.700 employees. The operating budget for 2011 amounts to 120 million euro.


 

Contactinformation

The City of Jakobstad
Department of Social Services and Health Care
Pb 111
68601 Jakobstad
FINLAND
Phone: (06) *786 1111
E-mail: firstname.lastname[at]jakobstad.fi 

 

 

 

Last update 31.8.2017