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.
The earlier a cancer is diagnosed the more likely it is to be treated successfully.
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.
Sally Shaw has been appointed to the role of Chief Officer for Orkney Health and Care
“ NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland and NHS Western Isles provide these products free when required, however they have no written policy on this issue.
“I was disappointed to read that the big, new Balfour hospital is not going to include a Psychiatric Unit, and ward.”
NHS Health Boards across Scotland will receive: “£354.5 million (3.7%) of direct additional funding in 2018-19, “
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.
A Look at the New Balfour Hospital
Concern is growing in Orkney over the provision of dental services to National Health Service Users.