NHS Shetland

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 …


Isles record 16 new Covid cases

THE recent spike in Covid cases locally shows no sign of abating as 16 new cases have been confirmed of the previous 24-hour period. The islands seven-day rate per 100,000 population continues to rise and stands now at 279.8, the highest prevalence among NHS island boards. Scotland-wide 6,152 new cases were detected from just over […] Shetland News …



Health board struggles to contact young folk to offer vaccination appointments

NHS Shetland is continuing to experience difficulties getting hold of predominantly younger people to offer Covid vaccination appointments and is calling once again on folk who have not had any communication from the health board to get in touch. Board chairman Gary Robinson said on Friday morning that the health board has so far been […] Shetland News …


NHS Shetland confirms one new Covid case

NHS Shetland has reiterated the necessity of continuing to follow the general advice of wearing face masks, avoiding crowds and thoroughly cleaning hands after another new case of Covid-19 has been confirmed. It is the first new case for some time and the first this month. The total number for Shetland now stands at 233 […] Shetland News …


Five new Covid cases as Mossbank outbreak spreads

THERE have been five new cases of Covid in Shetland over the last 24 hours after the first case in five weeks was confirmed on Monday. Figures just published by the Scottish Government show that the total number of cases in the isles has now risen to 219. NHS Shetland confirmed that all new cases […] Shetland News …



Vaccination rollout to slow down as half the population has had first dose

ALMOST half of eligible islanders have had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine so far, but that progress is set to slow down considerably over coming weeks, NHS Shetland chief executive Michael Dickson has confirmed. The health chief said that national supply of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are unable to keep up with […] Shetland News …


Well done everybody

I attended the Covid-19 vaccination at the Independent Living Centre yesterday (Wednesday). I was tremendously impressed how all agencies had worked together. SIC roads for signposting, coastguards for marshalling, Red Cross and, of course, NHS Shetland. There are probably others who I was unaware of. Well done everyone. John Waters Lerwick Shetland News …