Health

Portable x-ray machine to be trialled in GP surgeries

A THREE-month trial is set to take place in Shetland allowing people to have x-rays at GP surgeries instead of the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick. The hope is that it will result in less cancellations and reduced travelling for patients. The x-rays will become possible thanks to a battery powered machine which weighs only […] Shetland News …


Dental students head north in new pilot scheme

A PILOT scheme has begun seeing dental students head north to gain experience in Shetland as part of their training. On Monday (4 October) two final year students from Aberdeen arrived at the Montfield dental clinic in Lerwick. Ayesha Ahmad and Kelvin Onyinah provided treatment for 40 patients in just four days. Four the next […] Shetland News …


Wishart asks Scottish Government to set out position on new hospital

LOCAL MSP Beatrice Wishart has added her weight to calls for a new hospital for Shetland. She has written to Scottish health secretary Humza Yousaf asking the government to indicate when Shetland will have a “new-build hospital fit for the 21st century”. The Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick has been operating in its current form […] Shetland News …


MSP disappointed by government response on MRI scanner funding

HIGHLANDS and Islands MSP Rhoda Grant says it is “very disappointing” that the Scottish Government will not provide additional funding support for the MRI scanner proposed for Shetland. Labour MSP Rhoda Grant wrote to health secretary Jeane Freeman asking if she would now consider putting some money forward to support the service after the £1.65 […] Shetland News …