Gilbert Bain Hospital


Bed numbers cut at Shetland hospital

January 10, 2019

NHS Shetland has been forced to temporarily close around a quarter of its beds in ward three at Lerwick’s Gilbert Bain Hospital due to staff shortages.


Medical evacuation under way at Heather Alpha platform

April 22, 2016

A medical evacuation is currently going on at the Heather Alpha platform. A male worker is currently in need of medical attention and will be transported to the Gilbert Bain Hospital by the Simburgh helicopter. It is unclear at this stage how serious the incident is. More to follow.


Offshore worker injured on vessel near North Sea oil field

July 22, 2015

An offshore worker is being airlifted to hospital after injuring himself on a vessel near BP’s Schiehallion oil field, west of Shetland. The man was working on the North Sea Atlantic supply ship, run by Technip UK, when the incident took place at around 3.15pm.   For more details, visit our sister website, Energy Voice.


Isles police launch blitz on ‘legal highs’

November 20, 2014

Police and health professionals in Shetland are stepping up their fight to stop the growing use of so called 'legal highs' in the isles after drugs worth £40,000 were seized earlier this month.