The chairman of NHS Shetland has defended the record of the Gilbert Bain Hospital accident and emergency unit following an attack on waiting times by Scotland's shadow health minister.
Gilbert Bain Hospital
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.
Coastguard search and rescue helicopter Rescue 900 was called into action earlier today as a casualty required emergency evacuation from a North Sea supply vessel.
A56-year-old oil worker was airlifted from a platform in the far north yesterday after becoming ill at work.
Police are appealing for information following a serious assault in the Sundhamar area of Lerwick.
NHS Shetland has launched a campaign to raise £2 million to pay for an MRI scanner for the isles.
A local dog lover and ambulance technician in Shetland have been praised for bringing smiles to the faces of patients and staff at the Gilbert Bain Hospital through an exhibition of pictures of her dogs.
A walker was rescued by coastguard teams using ropes early yesterday after he got stuck 80 feet down a steep rocks in Shetland.
Shetland Coastguard were called out twice yesterday to aid in the transfer of two casualties to hospital.
A man has been airlifted to hospital in Shetland after becoming unwell at sea.
Planning permission is being sought to retain the emergency helicopter landing site at Clickimin in Lerwick on a permanent basis.
A man has been airlifted to hospital in the north after suffering with severe chest pains at sea.
Three people have been transferred to hospitals on the mainland following a two-vehicle crash near Voe in Shetland in the early hours of Saturday.
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.
A man had to be airlifted to hospital from a North Sea support vessel earlier this morning. For the full story, visit our sister website, Energy Voice.
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.
An offshore worker has had to be airlifted to hospital from a platform near to Shetland.
An injured offshore worker has been evacuated by helicopter from a North Sea oil rig.
A cigarette is thought to have been to blame for a small fire in a Shetland hotel in the early hours of this morning.
A man and a woman have been taken to hospital in Lerwick after an accident south of the town.
A worker is being flown for treatment from a North Sea oil platform said to be suffering from pneumonia.
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.