Orcades PracticeTel: 01856 888022
Papa WestrayTel: 01857 644227
WestrayTel: 01857 677209
Stronsay Medical PracticeTel: 01857 616321
Eday SurgeryTel: 01857 622 243
SandayTel: 01857 600221
Hoy and Walls Health CentreTel: 01856 701 209
Sanday Surgery is located within Flebister House, Sanday. Flebister House is situated in Lady, the village in the centre of the island. It was erected by subscription of the population to house the island doctor in the 19th century and now comprises 2 consulting rooms, a waiting room with web access for patients, a dispensary and an interview room for visiting therapists. VC facilities have been installed to allow remote consultation where appropriate. Wheelchair access is also available.
There are 4 Doctor's that work on a rota system -
Dr's on Duty
30 Aug – 26 Sept – Dr Nicole Shaer 27 Sept – 17 Oct - Dr Neal Gillespie
18 Oct - 7 Nov - Dr Chris Thorne 8 Nov - 28 Nov - Dr Anna Ridge
29 Nov - 19 Dec - Dr Neal Gillespie 20 Dec - 9 Jan - Dr Anna Ridge
10 Jan - 30 Jan - Dr Chris Thorne
Emergency Contact Information
These services are provided on island by the Doctor and Nurse who are on duty 24/7. Together with the SAS ambulance driver and the volunteer responders they also provide a response to more serious emergencies such as heart cases and road traffic accidents, while transfer by helicopter to Kirkwall or Aberdeen is awaited.
If you need an Dr or Nurse in an emergency please call Balfour Hospital Switchboard on 01856 888 000 and they will page them. (This is much quicker than 999.
(For collection of medications, making appointments and travel arrangements etc.)
8.45am – 12.30pm
8.45am – 12.30pm
4.30 pm – 6.30pm
8.45am – 12.30pm
4.30pm – 6.30pm
8.45am – 11.30am
In an emergency paging the Sanday Doctor or Nurse via 01856 888000 is the quickest way of obtaining medical help.
This should only be used for ‘999’ emergencies.
9.00 – 11.00
9.00 - 11.00
5.00 - 6.30
5.00 – 6.30
By appointment for Kirkwall students & resident away workers.
Surgery appointments should be made during Office Hours, please ring 01857 600221. Appointments will be for 15 minutes. If you think you will need more time please ask for a longer period when you make the appointment.
In office hours telephone 01857 600221.
These are provided if medically appropriate. Please telephone before 10.00am if possible to request a home visit.
When you are unfit for work there are a variety of certificates that are used to claim sick pay. If you are off for less than 7 days you can sign yourself off by filling in a self-certification form supplied by your employer. For longer than 7 days see a doctor.
Where possible the doctor dispenses medication at the time the patient is seen. Sometimes special medication has to be ordered from Kirkwall.
Repeat medication may be requested without seeing the doctor by arrangement with the dispenser. You should allow 1 week between lodging your request and collecting the medications that are dispensed from the pharmacies in Kirkwall.
You can email us your repeats to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If possible please place your repeat order on a Monday or Tuesday morning. Collections can be made during opening hours.
If you wish to receive a prescription to obtain your medication from another pharmacy please allow 2 working days.
No medication will be issued from the Sanday Surgery without a doctor’s or prescribing nurse’s authority.
If you require any forms completed for an insurance company etc., we are happy to do this. Please leave the form at the reception and allow 5 working days for completion. A charge may be made for this service.
In some cases an insurance company or solicitor may ask for medical details about you. We will only do this if you have given us written permission.
The Sanday Surgery looks after patients resident on the island of Sanday.
To register please collect a new patient form from reception. You will also need to show photo ID and then you will be given an appointment with the doctor for a new patient consultation.
If you are only staying in the area for a short time, (up to 3 months), you can register with the practice as a temporary patient.
The Sanday Surgery has a wheelchair ramp and has access to disabled patients.
You can leave the practice list at any time. You do not have to tell us you are leaving but it would be helpful for you to let us know. In very rare circumstances patients are removed from the list. This will only occur if we feel a situation has arisen in which the trust between you and the doctor no longer exists.
Dr Neal Gillespie
Dr Nicole Shaer
Dr Anna Ridge
Dr Chris Thorne
Nurses working on a rota system
Nurse Helen Britton
Nurse Stephanie Ben Nasr
Mrs Tina Brown
Relief : Mrs Caitrian Leslie
Mrs Gloria Yould
Address:SandayFlebister HouseSandayOrkneyKW17 2BW
Telephone: 01857 600221Fax: 01857 600447Out of Hours: 01857 600221
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