Category list : NHS Shetland
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The number of nurses and midwives employed in Scotland is set to rise by less than 20 full-time posts this coming year, which is nowhere near enough to address widespread shortages, warn unions.
NHS health boards in Scotland are planning to increase their nursing and midwifery workforce by 594 posts this year, according to official projections.
Two senior nurses have been appointed at the Dunbar Hospital, which was recently forced to close for 48 hours due to a lack of nursing staff, according to a Scottish health board.
The NHS is failing to shift resources to community settings in Scotland fast enough to deal with the increasing number of older people living in rural areas, according to a report by the Royal College of Nursing.