We are proud of the quality of service that we provide and we endeavour to maintain standards in a variety of ways, as set out below.

Professional Registration

It is the norm for working in the Falkland Is- lands that all qualified staff are registered with the appropriate UK registering body or be eligible to register by dint of registration with a UK recognised international equivalent. These might include Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, some other Commonwealth and EC countries, and USA, depending on the profession.

As far as possible, we seek to employ staff who are familiar with the professional culture and approaches of the UK NHS so that they can be assimilated easily into our own service.

All staff undergo a police check and all staff members who will work with children are required to have an enhanced disclosure.

Advisers

We have a number of advisers who either ad- vise us at a distance or visit periodically. Advisers include:

  • surgical and anaesthetic advisers who vet all applicants for the surgeon and anaesthetist posts, and review the service on a periodic basis;
  • a range of engineering advisers who review systems and procedures e.g. decontamination; medical gases etc;
  • consultant microbiologist who advises on infection control policy, antibiotics policy etc;
  • dental adviser who provides dental public health input to the service;
  • radiation protection inspection/advisors who assess our compliance with radiation protection standard

NSFs, NICE and Other UK Guidance

As we are not part of the NHS, we are not obliged to follow UK guidance and adhere to UK standards. However, we endeavour to do so, as far as reasonably practical within our slender resources and isolated circumstances.

Healthcare Governance

We have a Healthcare Governance and Development facilitator to take forward the implementation of our Healthcare Governance Framework. The framework is drawn from UK models and standards of good practice.

Professional Development

We provide training and development opportunities, both locally and aboard for all staff. Our accredited trainers offer ILS courses and a local version of the ATLS course. We have an active NVQ programme and a number of our health care and social work assistants have achieved NVQs at Levels 2 and 3.

Infection Prevention Control

We have stringent infection prevention control standards which are monitored by our infection control team.

Working Environment

KEMH is generally a pleasant place to work. Most UK-based health professionals react with surprise to the levels of cleanliness, the range of services we provide, and the sophistication of medical equipment.

 

 

Opening Hours

Reception

Monday to Friday

08.30 – 17.00 

Tel: 28000

Casualty

Monday - Friday

08.30 – 16.30 

Out of hours  Tel: 28052

The casualty nurse is On-Call for all emergencies or ambulance call outs.

Pharmacy 

Monday - Friday

09.30 - 12.30 and 13.30 - 17.00

Primary Care Appointments

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

09.50 – 12.00 and 14.30 – 16.30

Wednesday

09.50 – 12.00 and 14.30 – 15.30

Dental appointments

Monday - Friday

08.30 – 12.00 and 13.30 – 15.30

Tel: 28020