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Media release - All Smiles for National Smile Month 2015 - 25/05/2015

This National Smile Month we are reminded of the importance of a healthy smile and the importance of good daily oral care to ensure we look after our smile.

NHS Scotland Staff Survey 2014 - results in brief - 12/05/2015

Scottish Cancer Foundation Prize 2015 - 12/05/2015

NHS Orkney recruitment team commended - 08/05/2015

NHS Orkney’s recruitment team received a commendation at the prestigious s1 national recruitment awards 2015 held in Glasgow last month.

Walk to Work Week: 11 - 15 May 2015 - 07/05/2015

Walk to Work week: 11 - 15 May 2015

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Media release - NHS Grampian names two major new health buildings for the Foresterhill site - 29/04/2015

During recent weeks, members of the public and staff from across the North East have been sending in their suggestions for the names of two major new buildings for the Foresterhill site. A total...

Youth Parliamentarians visit to NHS Orkney - 14/04/2015

NHS Orkney (NHSO) played host last Friday (April 10) to a visit by the county’s new Scottish Youth Parliamentarians Thorfinn Moffat and Jack Norquoy, who were elected last month and officially take up office in June.

NHSO New Hospital and Healthcare Facilities Project ̶ new milestone - 09/04/2015

The next stage has been reached in the development of the new Balfour hospital and healthcare facilities in Kirkwall with conformation today, 9th April, that the t...

Be Health-Wise This Easter Campaign - 01/04/2015

NHS team recognised for promoting Orkney - 26/03/2015

NHS Orkney’s recruitment team is in line for national recognition at the prestigious
s1 recruitment awards 2015 being held in Glasgow next month.
Media Release: New spiritual care lead chaplain for Orkney and Shetland NHS Boards - 06/03/2015
NHS Orkney and NHS Shetland have jointly appointed a new spiritual care lead chaplain – Dawn Allan.
Media release - Improving access to local services for those who experience chronic pain - 06/03/2015
Local services and representatives of the 3,000 adults in Orkney believed to experience moderate to severe chronic pain have been looking at ways to better support people with the condition.  

Media Release: NHS Grampian seeks names for two major new health buildings on the Foresterhill site - 03/03/2015

NHS Grampian seeks names for two major new health buildings on the Foresterhill site
NHS Grampian is at the early stages of planning for two major new health buildings to be develop...

Smoke-free NHS grounds – deadline ahead - 23/02/2015

NHS Orkney is reminding people that the grounds of all hospital buildings across Scotland will be no smoking areas from April 1st, and is encouraging people to plan for this change. The Balfour Hospital grounds were made a no smoking ...

Media Release - Role of volunteering in local health service is acknowledged - 30/01/2015

NHS Orkney’s commitment to volunteering has been recognised by a national body.