“This latest round of funding will ensure this vital work not only continues but is strengthened despite the challenges faced during the pandemic.”
This year the flu vaccine in Scotland will be available to a wider range of people. This is because of the significant concerns about the double impact of seasonal flu and covid.
People in Orkney are being urged to download the new Protect Scotland app to supress the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
“I have sent this letter to NHS Orkney.”
NHS Orkney has reminded people of the three things they need to do to suppress the virus
In Orkney, officially, the number of cases of people resident in the islands has increased by over 5 in only 2 days and is now at 14. This is a cumulative figure – the total number of positive confirmed tests.
It has been known for some time that although the official cases in Orkney had remained low, up until now, it was understood that the virus was present in the community.
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.