The laboratory is a multi-disciplinary department within the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. The department runs two distinct service provisions; Clinical Pathology testing and Food, Water and Environmental testing.
The department has a permanent establishment of four scientist level staff, who all have specialist skills and knowledge areas, this provides the department with a robust ability to take on a range of testing services. The department is further staffed with two support staff who have worked in this generalist environment, and therefore have a broad range of skills.
The department is committed to, and has built a Quality Management System which governs all activities undertaken by this department, the Laboratory Quality Manual outlines this system.
The laboratory department recognises the importance of investing in staff and providing opportunities for career progression. The KEMH laboratory is an Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) approved training laboratory to support staff (Certificate of Acheivement Levels I and II) and pre-registration (Certificate of Competence) level.
The department works with Falklands College to support their provision of bespoke career apprenticeships, and we are further committed to accepting students studying in relevant science disciplines to undertake work placements with us during their term holidays.