Backlash over ferry travel plans and nursing practitioners in this week’s Shetland Times

• NHS plans to put patients on overnight ferry for south consultations.

• New life for Maryfield as council grants offsales licence.

• Advanced nurses touted as means to ease GP shortage.

• Young musicians put on a show to remember.

• First World War submariners commemorated in Unst.

• Guizers have wolfish good time at Smuha.

• Sparkling performances at Shetland County Drama Festival.


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  • Allen Fraser

    • March 17th, 2017 10:18

    In the Shetland Times this morning, a Health Board member called Tom Morton is quoted as saying:
    “It does also offer automatic accompaniment by an escort of your choice for nothing and incredible opportunities for shopping in Aberdeen. In some ways it’s quite an appealing option”
    If people had a pathological fear of the boat, he asked “why are they living on an island?”.

    As someone who has escorted sick relatives to Aberdeen the very last thing on my mind was viewing it as a free shopping trip. As for your other comment this is just down right insulting.

    I don’t know how you got appointed to Shetland Health Board, Mr Morton, but it certainly wasn’t for any contribution you have made to Shetland society since you came in the Soothmooth to live on an island.


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