25 April 2022

Changes to services at the KEMH

Following the recent announcement made by the Falkland Islands Government, asking the community to consider adopting enhanced protective measures against COVID-19, the KEMH would like to confirm the following changes to services at the hospital.

Appointments

Fewer GP and nurse appointments will be held in person. Instead you will be given a telephone appointment and the clinician will advise if it is necessary for you to attend the hospital in person. Patients attending a practice nurse appointment (for example, for blood clinics or chronic disease management clinics) are asked to conduct a self-administered lateral flow test in advance of attending. These tests can be requested by calling 28008 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Face coverings

All patients and visitors will be required to wear a face covering or mask inside the KEMH. If you have your own mask then please wear it, however, single-use disposable masks will be available from the KEMH reception if you forget. Masks are also available on sale in most retail outlets in Stanley.

Social distancing and hygiene measures

Please observe social distancing inside the hospital; seating in reception will be spaced out in order to assist with this. Hand sanitiser will be available around the premises, and we ask that you please remember the importance of regular hand-washing or sanitising. Social distancing must also be observed in the reception and pharmacy queues.

One-way system

Entry to the KEMH will be through the main entrance, and to leave the building you will need to exit via the door in the Churchill Wing and Dental Department. Signage will be in place throughout the KEMH to guide you.

Lateral flow tests

Self-administered COVID-19 lateral flow tests can be requested from the COVID team on 28008 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please do not collect in person if you are symptomatic. Also please do not visit the KEMH if you have cold or flu-like symptoms; instead call 28000 for advice.

Visitors for KEMH or Hillside House

Members of the public visiting inpatients at the KEMH will not be asked to conduct a lateral flow test prior to visiting, but must wear a face covering while in the hospital.

To protect our most vulnerable members of society, all visitors to Hillside House will be asked to conduct a lateral flow test before their visit and wear a face mask while in the building.