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Services for international patients living outside the Faroe Islands such as tourists, sailors and others

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Landssjúkrahúsið (LS) is the National Hospital in the Faroe Islands, specialising in 29 health care areas.
Our aim is to offer the Faroese population and international patients a high quality health service in as many areas as possible. In those areas of health care where the hospital is not specialised, our aim is to offer patients the best possible treatment through close co-operation with other hospitals in the Nordic region.

Landssjúkrahúsið serves as the National Hospital of the Faroe Islands and can generally be considered to be on a scandinavan level in the speciality areas present on the Hospital. LS is a teaching hospital and is cooperating with universities and educational institutions in the scandinavian countries and Poland. LS has 700 FTE (850 employees).

Service level

The hospital has an acute Emergency Department and the ICU (Intensiv care unit) has 5 beds, but can be expanded to 10 beds in case of emergency.
The hospital has 6 fully equiped operating theaters and has new MR- and CT-scanners. 
We also operate a decompression tank in cooperation with Vørn (National Rescue Services).

LS has on call specialist consultants 24/365 in the following specialty areas (with adequate clinical support staff on duty (internship/junior doctors, specialist nurses etc.):
Anaesthetics
Internal Medicin
Paediatrics
General Surgery
Gynaecology and obstetrics
Orthopaedics
Psychiatry
Radiology
Ophthalmology (eye)
Otorhinolaryngology (ear-nose-throat)
in addition to approx. 17 others spcialites covered in daytime or by consultants part of the year.

 

Activities

850 employees divided in approx. 30 occupational groups (700 FTE)
29 medical specialities (9 consultancies incl.)
160 hospital beds
8.000 admissions per year
60.000 outpatients per year
663.189 analysis in clinical chemistry per year
34.372 X-ray examinations per year

 

 

International co-operation and medevac
Cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and burns injuries are in general not treated in the LS and are normally sent to metropolitan Copenhagen, Denmark or Reykjavik, Iceland.

LS has an agreement with 4 airlines (Atlantic Airways, SOS, Nordlandair, Coast Guard Iceland) conc. planned or acute transportation of of patients abroad to Denmark, Norway or Iceland, with a normal response time of 3 hours.
LS has ongoing communication with Bergen Haugeland University hospital regarding treatment of  burns.  

 


General co-operation

The primary partner abroad is Region Hovedstaden in Copenhagen. The specialities listed below are organized as consultancies:

  •  Oncology (Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark)
  •  Urology (relay from Skejby University Hospital, Denmark)
  •  Neurology (Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark)
  •  Child and Youth Psychiatry (Bispebjerg Hospital, Denmark)
  •  Dermatology (Roskilde Hospital, Denmark)
  •  Child Orthopaedy (Rigshospitalet, Denmark)
  •  Child Neurology (Rigshospitalet, Denmark)
  •  Plastic Surgery (Landspítali Ísland, Iceland)
  •  Nuclear medicine (Rigshospitalet, Denmark)
  •  Odontology (Private Clinic, Iceland)

 

Supervision

The National Hospital of the Faroe Islands is under supervision by the local representative (Landslæknin) of the Danish Health and Medicines Authority. The hospital is in the process to be accredited be The Danish Healthcare Quality Programme, DDKM in late 2016.

 

 

Various budget accounts 2016 mill. Dkr.

Landssjúkrahúsið 434

Internship and residency training MD 7

Medico-tech. 7

Building and renovation 25

Biological medicine 49

Overseas treatment 163

 

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J.C. Svabosgøta 41-49
100 Tórshavn
ls@ls.fo
Tel. +298 30 45 00
Fax +298 31 74 31
V-tal 345334
EAN5797100000058
Our aim is to offer the Faroese population and international patients a high quality health service in as many areas as possible. In those areas of health care where the hospital is not specialised, our aim is to offer patients the best possible treatment through close co-operation with other hospitals in the Nordic region.