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.
On 5th of July 1948 the National Health Service in Scotland was created.
“There are benefits to Near Me over phone consultations and evidence shows visually you can pick-up signs and body language far more than on a phone call.”
Public health measures introduced in Scotland have protected our communities from increased exposure to the deadly virus and allowed frontline workers to continue to work safely.
“Both chairs from NHS Orkney and NHS Shetland routinely share good practice and innovation to support the delivery of high quality care to our respective island communities.
NHS Orkney commenced testing for Covid19 on April 20th 2020.
As of the 21st of June 2020 there had been a total of 4,119 deaths in Scotland where Covid19 was mentioned on the death registration.
NHS Orkney has set up a dedicated helpline for people to use to book a test – 01856 888211. The service is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 7pm and Saturday from 9.30am to 12pm.