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Coronavirus: Health Secretary says Shetland and other island patients needing mainland intensive care will be evacuated

2 monthes ago   |   By Press and Journal

Shetland coronavirus patients needing intensive care on the mainland will not be stranded on the island, Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has said.
Ms Freeman said the Scottish Ambulance Service would ensure that patients living on Scotland's islands who need care on the mainland would be evacuated.
The commitment was made at Holyrood after Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart raised the fact that Shetland's only hospital does not have an intensive care unit.
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Beatrice Wishart, Shetland Lib Dem MSP
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