Shaw to leave SIC/NHS Shetland post in a few weeks

Interim director of community care Sally Shaw is to leave her joint post with the SIC and NHS Shetland in just over a month’s time.

Sally Shaw
Sally Shaw

A statement from SIC chief executive Mark Boden and NHS Shetland chief executive Ralph Roberts said Ms Shaw had “been offered a new post which she expects to take up over the summer”.

NHS Shetland and SIC were working on the assumption that, with annual leave, she would be leaving her current post around the end of June/early July.

Mr Boden and Mr Roberts stated: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Sally for all the work she has put in over her time in Shetland, and we want to wish her well in her new post.

“We recognise this is a very busy time for both NHS Shetland and Shetland Islands Council’s community care services, and we are actively reviewing the options to provide leadership and management to these services.”

Among other issues Ms Shaw was involved in the decision to close the Freefield Centre lunch club in Lerwick. Her description of it as a “waitress service” came in for much criticism, including a strongly-worded letter from Unison representative Brian Smith.


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  • John Anderson

    • May 24th, 2013 20:28

    Getting a good person in this post is absolutely vital at this key time. I hope there’s someone local to fit the bill, but I suspect the degree of change management and resilience required may not be found easily.


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