Shetland Islands Council is incinerating hundreds of tons of NHS clinical waste from health boards across Scotland – including the Highland and Grampian – to help ease a national backlog.
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.
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.
David Stewart MSP appeals to the Scottish Government to bring about an end to the use of fax machines across the NHS
A north MSP is calling on the Scottish Government to help phase out fax machines across NHS boards.
Dental services in the Western Isles and Northern Isles are now leading the way towards helping Scots have healthy teeth.
Hospitals in the north and north-east have 539 fewer beds that they did five years ago, according to official statistics.
The extent to which the north and north-east’s hospitals are falling behind the rest of Scotland has been laid bare in a new report.
Environmental health has received notification of a suspected growth of blue green algae at Loch of Clickimin in Lerwick.
NHS Grampian has been the worst performing health board in Scotland against a key waiting-time target for 15 consecutive months.
NHS Shetland is to recruit another consultant psychiatrist to bolster the in-isles mental health team.
The issue of whether there is an overprovision of alcohol in Shetland has been up for discussion again - but there is still no consensus on whether it needs to be embedded in local policy.
NHS Shetland has launched a campaign to raise £2 million to pay for an MRI scanner for the isles.
NHS staff shortages were branded “increasingly concerning” last night after it emerged almost 800 nurse and midwife jobs are unfilled in the north and north-east.
NHS Shetland has installed new cycling facilities to encourage more staff to enrol and take advantage of the cycle to work scheme.
Almost 300 patients in Shetland – most of them children – have been left not knowing whether they are protected from serious disease after it emerged vaccines were stored in fridges at the wrong temperature.
New figures show that 470 people spent more than 12 hours waiting to be seen in Scotland’s Accident and Emergency departments in just one week.
New figures show that the Highlands experienced the largest rise in A&E attendances in Scotland between Christmas and New Year.
New figures have revealed the “concerning” difference in spend on hospital food across Scotland.
More than 8million NHS staff hours have been lost due to ill health in the north and north-east in the last four years, it has been revealed.
Nurses in the north and north-east could still be owed millions of pounds in backdated holiday pay, it has emerged.
Health chiefs in the Highlands have admitted that all of the region's hospitals face a maintenance backlog - and most older buildings are "high risk".
Plans to make an overnight ferry journey the default option for NHS Shetland patients travelling to Aberdeen have been discarded after the health board instead agreed to accept a new deal on fares from airline Loganair.
Island patients are having to make too many wasted trips to the mainland, MSPs on Holyrood’s health and sport committee have been told.
‘Saving money by forcing people on a 14-hour ferry instead of a quick flight to Aberdeen not acceptable’
An MSP has insisted that funding must increase for NHS Shetland rather than making cuts to patients' travel.
There has been a softening in NHS Shetland's stance on its controversial travel policy, which might ultimately result in the health board ditching unpopular plans to make an overnight ferry trip the default option for patients.
NHS Highland has recorded one of the lowest average cancer waiting times in Scotland - despite one patient put on hold for almost a year before being treated.
Health chiefs on Shetland were under fire last night over plans to start sending patients on a 12-hour overnight ferry for treatment in Aberdeen.
NHS Shetland is publicising a trio of GP vacancies in Yell and Unst as it seeks to attract doctors to fill roles that have been carried out by locums for months.
Thousands of people are being forced to travel to other parts of the country to undergo vital treatments, new figures have revealed.
Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has criticised the local health board's "inaction" after it was confirmed that the island of Bressay will be without a resident nurse this winter.
The Scottish Liberal Democrats have attacked the SNP's "relentless" centralisation of services, amid fears northern isles NHS boards could be abolished.
Shetland is in the top five for obesity problems in the UK, with an alarming one in four children having weight problems by the time they start primary school.