By Nick Morrison
Thursday saw a Blether at the Balfour.
This was an explanatory session from the team , Shauna Stockan, Julie Tait, and Judy Sinclair. This new unit aims to be a bridge between doctors and nurses and social welfare , health and well-being .
The Orkney unit is the second newest in Scotland the first being Shetland . The unit aims to address the social and welfare aspects of medical conditions whether they be permanent or temporary .
A case in point a friend has damaged ligament , the nurses at the Balfour explained to her how to do the backside shuffle to get up and downstairs her foot being too painful to do it conventionally . Elegant it is not but effective it is . The team explained that is exactly the sort of procedure they will be addressing and there are many similar ones .
It is intended to open a hub in the future and initial start will be at VAO on the 12th .
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