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.
The following categories are now being invited to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the mass vaccination clinic this weekend at the (new) Balfour, 13th and 14th February.
Orkney’s Mass Vaccination Programme
NHS Orkney is now able to offer Covid vaccinations to patients who live on the mainland of Orkney aged 80 and over.
Nearly 3/4 of those who completed the survey commented on the significant changes they had to deal as a result of covid
“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.