Hospital repairs needed after downpour

The Gilbert Bain Hospital remains fully operational despite leaking caused by yesterday’s (Monday’s) downpour, NHS Shetland has said.

“All patient services and clinics are running as usual and contingency plans are in place if the water damage becomes more extensive”, said a health service statement.

Water has been leaking into the main corridor, A&E and the outpatient waiting area. As of Tuesday morning work was said to be underway to identify the source of the leak and undertake repairs.


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  • Gordon downing

    • October 23rd, 2018 11:25

    This has been happening for years. Every time there is heavy rain the building leaks. This comes after a statement from senior management that the building was sound. We need a new hospital. How can Orkney afford a new hospital but Shetland can’t. less money needs to go on senior management pay.

  • Christopher Johnston

    • October 23rd, 2018 11:27

    And only last Friday NHS claimed its facilities were in good condition. My, how quickly they deteriorate.
    Kidding aside, this seems to be the same leak that has been reported before on this website. Is there not a roofer in Shetland that can fix it for good?

    • Gordon downing

      • October 24th, 2018 9:41

      I worked for NHS shetland for 14 years, and every time it rained the Gilbert bain let in more water than the titanic. Nothing has changed

  • Ian Tinkler

    • October 23rd, 2018 21:43

    Most of the top dogs ( Shetland Health Board) are political appointments. Just look at the grovelers and usual suspects running Shetland Health board. Look at their Medical qualifications, has anyone any decent skill beyond sycophancy to the Scotish Government?. P*)) up in a brewery comes to mind.

  • Marisa Johnson

    • October 23rd, 2018 22:23

    This has been happening for a long time – the old Anderson High School site would be perfect for a new hospital


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