“there could be no better way in which the name of Robert Garden could have been commemorated and perpetuated by his widow and family than by erecting that building. It would be a memorial for all time.” – William MacLennan, 1927
This story features both a family named ‘Garden’ and of course gardens or grounds of what was once Orkney’s Hospital.
Freshening northeasterly winds this afternoon. Maximum temperature 12 °C.
“I looked closer and saw that the image on the wall was an aerial view of the Balfour”
Nearly 3500 Orkney women between the ages of 50-70 years will be receiving their invitations, over the next few months, to attend for breast screening when the Mobile Unit returns to Orkney on 7th June 2021.
Ellen Grieve who works in Balfour’s pharmacy plays her accordion every lunch time.
From July 13 there will be limited easing of the restrictions in the hospital to allow visitors.
“On Monday, 6th of July, I had a rare opportunity to visit Balfour hospital’s Laboratory.”
The protective measures are in place to reassure both visitors and patients that during the Covid19 pandemic, the NHS in Orkney is open and safe.
“This year’s shortlist features some of the best talent in our profession, and the new Social Impact Awards recognises the significant value these projects have brought to the communities around them. “