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British Red Cross Guesthouse in Aberdeen shortlisted for the Co-Op’s Local Community Fund. - 25/11/2015

Media release - Time to speak out about Mouth Cancer - 23/11/2015

Time to speak out about Mouth Cancer

Norovirus - Winter Vomiting campaign - 20/11/2015


European Antibiotic Awareness Day - 18/11/2015


Balfour Healthy Walkers - CANCELLED today - 13/11/2015

Mesh Helpline - 13/11/2015


Media Release - HEI Inspection, Balfour Hospital - 12/11/2015

An independent report has praised cleanliness and infection control standards at Balfour Hospital in Orkney following an unannounced inspection.

NHS Orkney Fundraising Group - Charity Quiz Night on 29 November 2015 - 06/11/2015


Scottish Interfaith Week - 06/11/2015


New Psychoactive Substances Survey (NPS) - 'Legal Highs' - 06/11/2015

Podiatry Service Provision in Orkney - 03/11/2015

From 1st December 2015 all NHS podiatry services in Orkney will be directly delivered by NHS Orkney. The current service provider, Mr George Rendall, will no longer deliver podiatry services on NHS Orkney’s behalf af...

NHS Orkney hails staff heroes at annual awards ceremony - 03/11/2015

Good work from all parts of NHS Orkney was in the spotlight last Friday (30th October) as the health board held its annual awards ceremony.
‘OHAC News’ – First newsletter for Orkney Health and Care - 30/09/2015

A newsletter for the new joint board that will deliver integrated health and social care services for Orkney will be released on Thursday (1 October).

Across Scotland, local author...

New Chair appointed to NHS Orkney Board - 29/09/2015

Shona Robison, the Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, today announced the appointment of the new Chair of Orkney NHS Board.   Mr Ian Kinniburgh will take up the post on 1 Dec...

Media Release - First NHS Orkney fundraising event for new hospital and healthcare facility raises more than £1,800 - 22/09/2015

Media Release: New Director of Finance for NHS Orkney - 14/08/2015

NHS Orkney has appointed a new Director of Finance – Hazel Robertson, who has over 20 years’ experience in senior positions in the NHS in Scotland. 

Media release - Feedback welcomed on NHS Orkney Patient Travel Service - 05/08/2015

NHS Orkney would like to hear from members of the public to inform a review of the current Patient Travel Policy. 
NHS Orkney Keep Well Health Checks - 28 July. - 27/07/2015

Stronsay surgery - opening hours - 23/07/2015

NHSO Fundraising Car Boot Sale and Fun Day - 29 August 2015 - 21/07/2015



NHS Orkney will b...

Press release - chief officer appointed - 17/07/2015

Caroline appointed as Chief Officer
A Chief Officer has been appointed for the new joint board that will deliver integrated health and social care services for Orkney.

Media release - Fundraising group for NHS Orkney's new hospital and fundraising event on 29 August 2015 - 16/07/2015


 NHS Orkney is developing a group dedicated to raising funds for items which will enhance the experience of patients and visitors at the new hospital and healthcare facilities. ...

Do you know a Healing Hero? Vote via the Scottish Health Awards - 03/07/2015

Orkney College students pave the way of health promotion in Orkney - 02/07/2015

Students from Orkney College UHI have had a unique opportunity to work in partnership with the Scottish Health Council (SHC) on compiling a report that promotes healthy living among children in Orkney.
The report was initiated by Orkney Community Planning Partners...

Keep Well Health Checks - 24 and 25 June - 24/06/2015

Breastfeeding Awareness Week: 21 - 28 June 2015 - 19/06/2015

Breastfeeding Awareness Week: 21 - 28 June 2015

NHS staff donation to local charities - 09/06/2015

A total of £400 raised by NHS Orkney staff has been presented to Orkney Minds and the Orkney branch of Cruse Orkney.
Julie Nicol, chair of the NHS Orkney Fit 2 group, p...

NHS Scotland - Advertisement for Non Executive Chairs - 01/06/2015

Orkney’s first week of health walks - Starting 7 June - 29/05/2015

Health Walk Leaders throughout Orkney are coming together to offer a week of health walks, starting Sunday 7th of June, to promote walking to everyone, every day. This is the first time a whole week of health walks in Orkney has been organised.

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.