On Wednesday 15th of May the Orkney News team of Nick Morrison and Martin Laird got a look around the new Balfour Hospital in Kirkwall.
Early Diagnosis of Cancer: “There’s an urgent need to comprehensively address workforce shortages.”
The earlier a cancer is diagnosed the more likely it is to be treated successfully.
Additional Funds to the NHS for Winter Resilience
NHS Orkney is to get an additional £45,357 from the Scottish Government to cope with the added pressures that it faces over the winter period.
New Chief Officer for Orkney Health and Care
Sally Shaw has been appointed to the role of Chief Officer for Orkney Health and Care
Policy Plea to NHS Boards for Free Sanitary Products
“ NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland and NHS Western Isles provide these products free when required, however they have no written policy on this issue.
Letters: Disappointment at no Inclusion of Psychiatric Unit at New Orkney Hospital
“I was disappointed to read that the big, new Balfour hospital is not going to include a Psychiatric Unit, and ward.”
Funding Increase for NHS Orkney
NHS Health Boards across Scotland will receive: “£354.5 million (3.7%) of direct additional funding in 2018-19, “
Equipping the New Balfour Hospital
Orkney’s new hospital and the new care home St Peter’s, Stromness will have the most up to date hoist equipment to assist with moving and handling.
Transforming Healthcare in Orkney
A Look at the New Balfour Hospital
The Strange Case of Scotland’s Dental Services
Concern is growing in Orkney over the provision of dental services to National Health Service Users.