Ralph Roberts to leave NHS Shetland

The chief executive of NHS Shetland is leaving his post to take up a new job in Scotland.

Ralph Roberts will become the new chief executive of NHS Borders, and is expected to leave the isles in the next few months.

Mr Roberts has held his post in the isles since 2011.

He said moving had been a career decision.

“It’s been a very difficult decision, but this is primarily a decision about my career.

“I’ve been here for eight years and I think it’s fair to suggest in a job like mine, for the organisation as much as the individual, it’s a good thing that people don’t stay too long.”


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  • Mr ian Tinkler

    • February 6th, 2019 19:44

    No comment necessary.

  • Cliff Sharp

    • February 7th, 2019 12:07

    Looking forward to welcoming you back to the Borders Ralph; well done! Cliff

    • john ridland

      • February 7th, 2019 20:56

      Shetland health board are millions in the red , cant get to see a GP in Lerwick for 4 weeks.!
      Yeah well done .!

  • Gordon downing

    • February 7th, 2019 17:22

    Hopefully the new chief executive will do more to eliminate the endemic bullying within nhs Shetland

    • Heather Butler

      • March 4th, 2019 14:19

      I agree with you. There is very widespread bullying ,particularly in the Care Sector. The SIC Bullying Policy simply involves the managers, seniors in the main instance. It is rarely of value to approach any bullying to those in the higher echelons.
      The Unions here are not strong enough to stand up to the endemic bullying taking place.

  • leslie sinclair

    • February 11th, 2019 12:53

    Hope they solve the problem of gp shortages.


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