Wishart presses for update on Island coronavirus testing capacity

Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart has today (Thursday) sought an update on testing capacity in Scotland’s Islands as the Test and Protect strategy is rolled out across health boards. During virtual Health questions, Ms Wishart noted that demand for tests will rise significantly with the move to the T...

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Northern Isles MSPs seek assurances on island rollout of test and protect

Northern Isles MSPs, Beatrice Wishart and Liam McArthur, have asked the Scottish Government to address the “unique hurdles” that islands communities will face as demand for testing expends with the government’s ‘Test and Protect’ rollout. The Scottish Government’s contact tracing system will be r...

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22 May: Covid-19 Update

National Updates  Lockdown  The First Minister has announced a four phase route map for the easing coronavirus lockdown restrictions. You can read the document here. Current advice remains unchanged but we will move to Phase 1 of the route map on 28th May if the virus continues to be suppressed. ...

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Wishart urges HIAL to halt air traffic control centralisation

Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart has written to HIAL and Ministers to urge the company to halt plans to centralise air traffic control, after a tender for the works was issued before an island impact assessment has been completed. Ms Wishart wrote in the letter that issuing a tender for the remote t...

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15th May 2020

While the rest of us continue to live with the constraints of lockdown, Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) has pushed ahead with plans to centralise air traffic control services. Last week it issued an £8.5m tender for the provision of technology at the new surveillance centre in Inverness.

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Wishart asks for update on pause to cervical screening programme

Public Health Minister Joe FitzPatrick has confirmed that the Scottish Government is “actively” looking at re-starting cervical screening and other paused programmes following a question from Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart.  During virtual health questions, Ms Wishart noted that cervical screenin...

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