NHS

Each drug-related death ‘somebody’s somebody’

“EACH one of those people are somebody’s somebody, so one death is one too many, because they are preventable.” That is the message from NHS Shetland’s alcohol and drug development officer Wendy McConnachie after figures were published last week on drug-related deaths. Shetland recorded a total of four such deaths in 2021, the same figure […] 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 …


Plenty of help at hand to deliver mass vaccination programme

NHS Shetland will be “digging into a good pool of resource” to deliver mass Covid vaccinations over the coming months, according to health chiefs – with offers of help coming in from the isles’ emergency services and third sector. It was announced this morning (Thursday) that three mass vaccination centres in Lerwick and Scalloway will […] Shetland News …


New Covid vaccine to be used from next week

THE NEW Covid vaccine recently approved for use in the UK will begin to be administered in Shetland from next week. The first batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine, containing enough for 200 doses, arrived in the isles earlier this week. Unlike the first Pfizer vaccine, it can be stored at regular fridge temperatures – meaning […] Shetland News …