NHS headquarters is on the move

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The headquarters of the NHS Shetland board, currently based at Brevik House in Lerwick, will be relocating to the upper floor of Montfield Hospital next week.

The move will start on Monday and will include the SIC community care management team and the community nursing management team. The health improvement team, which has also been housed at Brevik, is going to Grantfield.

NHS Shetland chief executive Ralph Roberts said: “The move will allow us to save around £50,000 per year, and also co-locate the council’s community care management staff alongside us to further improve the way in which we jointly manage community health and social care services in Shetland. I therefore hope that in the long term this will prove to be a change that makes our service both more efficient and more effective.

“The health improvement team at Grantfield will be co-located with some key council partner services such as the supported living and outreach team and the criminal justice team.”

There is likely to be a reduction in service for non-essential health board business during the week of the move, although every effort will be made to respond to urgent enquiries as quickly as possible.

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2 comments

  1. John Simpson

    I don’t suppose the availability of parking space in Burgh Road was taken into consideration when the decision to move was taken. What with BP engineers in the old health board/ finance offices ( every one with his own car apparently), the dentists, Laburnum, Viewforth all with their staffs and visitors cars the parking situation is out of hand. There should be residents only parking on the east side of Burgh Road, with provision made for access to Laburnum and Viewforth.

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  2. John Tulloch

    John,

    Du sud ken bi’ noo, da fokk at peys da cooncil tax is at da boddam o’ da pekkin’ oarder -da cooncil is da local AUTHORITY – ta hell wi da fokk at peys da bills!

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