Community / Local phone support line set up for health and care workers during Covid-19 pandemic
Coronavirus / Four weeks since last positive Covid-19 test but isles should not become complacent, says health chief
Coronavirus / Team in place at health board for return to contact tracing
Coronavirus / Health chief says new test and trace strategy could be in place for up to three years
Health / Health board appoints new medical director
Updated First local Coronavirus cases confirmedNHS Shetland says all necessary steps to try to contain the virus are being taken
Health / Coronavirus gets a mention at IJB
Community / Infrastructure key challenge for future of healthcare in Skerries, meeting hears
Health / Return your unwanted medication
Health / People in isles have highest life expectancy in Scotland
Health / People ‘really keen’ to check MMR status after measles cases
Health / Plenty of GPs ‘rediscovering the joy’ as recruitment project pays off
Health / Concern over impact of e-cigarettesHealth board chair Gary Robinson said there remains a “big question” around the effects of vaping
Health / NHS Shetland in talks with government as mental health waiting time figure goes well off targetMSP calls for urgent action as ‘waiting times have never been met by the government’
Community / New service to launch for people affected by alcohol or drug misuse
Health / Measles alert issued after ferry sailingPassengers on a northbound journey in early October have been contacted by the NHS
Health / Number of winter deaths down by one quarterNHS Shetland flu vaccination plan gets underway in October and November
Health / New healthcare model for Bressay given the green light
Health / Peer supporter numbers on the rise as breastfeeding week kicks off
Health / New healthcare facility proposed for Bressay
Health board has lowest sickness absence rate in Scotland
Health / Outgoing NHS chief sets out challenges ahead
Health / Hospital beds to reopen
Health / Keri awarded Queen’s Nurse title
Island Medics to returnThe TV show will be back with a second series this month.
Thousands of appointments lost due to patients not turning upOVER 2,800 hospital and specialist appointments were lost in Shetland last year due to patients not turning up.
Children’s teeth in good shapeSHETLAND has the second lowest incidence of dental decay in primary one children in Scotland, according to new figures.
Health board chairman: no ‘surprises’ in damning audit reportTHE CHAIRMAN of NHS Shetland says there were no real surprises in a new Audit Scotland report which said the national health service is no longer in a financially sustainable position and needs to move away from short-term fire-fighting to long-term change.
Most health board buildings in good shapeNEARLY three quarters of NHS Shetland’s properties are deemed to be in ‘good’ condition, despite the health board having the highest percentage of properties over 50 years old in Scotland.
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