Secondary Care / Inpatient Care
There is a resident Consultant General Surgeon and Consultant Anaesthetist available 24/7. Other medical and surgical specialist care is provided by visiting consultants, who come from the NHS in the UK, or South America. The hospital also has good links with specialist units in the UK and can request telephone advice from these units.
Resident GPs also provide inpatient care, including emergency care, obstetric and paediatric care, and provide elderly care to the long-stay residents. In addition to this they provide a limited police forensic service and undertake aeromedical evacuation of critical patients to Uruguay.
Patients requiring a stay in hospital will be cared for in single sex bays. The hospital also has an intensive care unit which ordinarily has two beds, but has capacity to ventilate up to four patients.