#TurksandCaicos, May 01, 2018 – Providenciales – The Turks and Caicos Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Florinda Gardiner-Talbot as the new Interhealth Canada Deputy Contract Performance Manager within the Ministry of Health and Human Services.
Mrs. Gardiner-Talbot holds an MBA (Distinction) in Hospital and Health Services Management and a Bachelors (Hons) Health and Social Care from the University of Bedfordshire in Luton, UK.
A North Caicos native and former Educator, with 11 years of experience in Primary Education, Mrs. Gardiner-Talbot was among the first employees of the National Health Insurance Board (NHIB); serving in the capacity of Senior Enrollment and Billing Officer.
Mrs. Gardiner-Talbot later having relocated to the UK, served in the Clinical Wards and Out Patients Department of the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, United Kingdom. She worked as a Registered Manager of the Care Quality Commission, United Kingdom where the role involved managing multiple Care Homes designed for the Elderly and People with Learning Disabilities. In managing numerous aspects of the care homes which included finance and human resources, her responsibility was to guarantee that the homes operated according to the regulated activities and complied with legal requirements, facilitating regulatory inspections and audits.
Before returning to the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2017, Mrs. Gardiner-Talbot was the Clinical Governance and Regulatory Control Administrative Manager with Spire Regency Hospital, United Kingdom which involved developing and coordinating audit activities to comply with governance strategy and the requirements of the National Health Services Contracts, facilitating regulatory inspections and audits in the hospital, overseeing consultant’s clinical professional fitness to practice, assisting in the management of the hospital’s adverse event reporting processes, ensuring robust investigation and feedback across the hospital.
Mrs. Gardiner-Talbot can be considered a high achiever having been the recipient of several awards including: the Bedfordshire Edge Employability Award, University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK 2013 and the Community Voluntary Work Award, University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK 2013. She also received special recognition for conducting two major studies under the themes: The Impact of Incarceration on the Mental Health of Young Offenders and Identifying the Challenges and Developing Solutions for the transition of a Government Managed Healthcare service to a Public Private Managed Healthcare Service in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Commenting on her appointment Mrs. Gardiner-Talbot said; “I am elated to be afforded the opportunity to serve in such an important capacity, given the dynamic and complex nature of the health care sector. This area has always been one of my passions and I intend to utilize all the skills and experience gained over the years both locally and internationally to make a positive and notable impact within the Ministry of Health.”
Deputy Governor Anya Williams in congratulations stated; “We are pleased to welcome Mrs. Gardiner-Talbot to the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service and to congratulate her on her new role. As the Deputy Contract Performance Manager within the Ministry of Health, Mrs. Gardiner-Talbot will be directly responsible for the oversight, monitoring and evaluation of the IHC Hospital Contract, which is a key responsibility.
We are certain that her previous background and skills in Hospital and Health Services Management will be an asset to the Turks and Caicos Islands Government and am pleased that she decided to return to the Turks and Caicos, where we are certain, she will be of tremendous help in transforming our healthcare sector and our hospital delivery programs. Welcome home Florinda and welcome to the Turks and Caicos Islands civil service!