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Our community, we care, you matter...

About us

NHS Orkney is the smallest territorial health board in Scotland and is responsible for the health care of the population of Orkney, which is made up of approximately 21,500 people. We employ around 620 staff and provide a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services.



'Be the best remote and rural care provider in the UK'


Corporate plan


  • To Optimise health
  • To Optimise care
  • To Optimise cost


NHS Orkney

The overall purpose of Orkney NHS Board is to ensure the efficient, effective and accountable governance of the NHS Orkney system, and to provide strategic leadership and direction for the system as a whole.

Corporate Information

Getting in touch

We shall be delighted to hear from you, so here are the various ways of contacting us:
By telephone to: 01856 888 000
By e-mail to:
By letter to the addresses shown here

Balfour Hospital

Balfour Hospital
New Scapa Road
KW15 1BH

NHS Headquarters

NHS Orkney
Garden House
New Scapa Road
KW15 1BQ