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Island Medics S1

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EP_Vibe_Island Medics_March 2019

Island Medics S1

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New Zealand Premiere

Mondays 7.30pm Channel 006

More than 200 miles from the nearest general hospital on the UK mainland, surrounded by the North Sea and closer to the Arctic Circle than London, Shetland's hospital is unique. While most hospital doctors are specialists in a particular area of medicine, those working on Shetland must be able to switch between different kinds of healthcare.

Its surgeons and physicians have the most varied caseloads of any doctors anywhere in the UK and unlike every other hospital in the UK, Shetland hospital's busiest period isn't winter, it’s summer. That's when the population of the Shetland Islands more than doubles, its visitors include the 50,000 passengers disembarking from colossal cruise ships in the summer months. The remote location, its surroundings and visitors mean that this hospital also has unusually varied patients from the local population to tourists, from fishermen to oil & gas workers.