“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.”
Advocacy Orkney, which is based in Kirkwall’s Queen Street, is fighting for its existence after Orkney Islands Council and NHS Orkney pulled £56,000 in grant funding, leaving the charity in a critical financial situation.
In Orkney in 2019/20 only £20 was spent per head of population, the lowest for any Health Board in Scotland. In comparison in The Western Isles £156 per head was spent.
NHS Orkney will receive £50,127 from the Scottish Government to develop a resource that will support people with neurological conditions in the islands.
New stats (17th of March 2021) published for the Covid vaccination programmes in Scotland record an extremely high uptake of the vaccine.
To date, NHS Orkney has vaccinated 48.2% of islanders with the 1st dose of the Covid vaccine and 4% with the 2nd dose.