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Scapa chosen as new Orkney hospital site

NHS Orkney meeting
Image caption The NHS Orkney board unanimously agreed on the move

Orkney's new hospital is set to be built at Scapa.

The board of NHS Orkney agreed unanimously that a planning application should be drawn up for the site close to the existing Balfour Hospital.

A public consultation on the issue came out firmly in favour of the Scapa option, and a report before board members said it also scored highest from a technical aspect

NHS Orkney had previously supported building on a site at Corse West.

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