Confidential medical records in Stronsay had been accessed by a member of staff, now no longer employed by NHS Orkney. The breach came to light after a complaint raised by a member of the public.
Home First provides six weeks of support to enable people to leave hospital earlier and aftercare where they are assessed in their own home environment.
Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Emma Roddick has welcomed the funding for NHS Orkney and the additional staff now recruited to the service.
“Our NHS staff in Orkney have shown incredible dedication and commitment to our health service in the past two years and beyond. “
Concerns had been raised locally about the potential closure of the guest house, which accommodates those from the isles who may be receiving hospital treatment or their relatives.
“This is now a community-wide issue, so we ask everyone to stay away from crowded places; keep a safe distance from people outside your home; wash your hands regularly and wear a mask when you are out.”
Tuesday, 29th of June, saw Orkney Men’s Shed in the shape of Morgan Harcus (Chairman) and Andrew Swain hand over a large cheque for £1,900 to NHS Orkney.
The cumulative total in Orkney for positive covid test results in Orkney now stands at 82.
Tonight, the Orkney community is also asked to stay at home if they plan to watch the Scotland vs Croatia football match.
“Although the full story behind the charity’s funding crisis has not been made public, people have been willing to show their support with quite substantial donations.”