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There will be a doctor on duty at all times either here or by phone from Eday on Thursday. 

Emergency Treatment

The surgery will organise the air ambulance and makes all the arrangements.  This includes organising transport to the airfield.  The direct flight from Stronsay to Kirkwall takes less than ten minutes.

Physical Examinations/Chaperones

You are entitled to have someone with if you wish during your examination. Please ask in advance so that arrangements can be made before hand.


The Balfour Hospital runs an excellent outpatient service. There are two consultant surgeons supported by visiting consultants from Aberdeen cover other specialities.  There are medical and surgical in-patient beds but the more specialised treatments are given in Aberdeen or Inverness.


If you are travelling from Stronsay for a medical appointment the Practice will arrange transport at Health Board expense. You may have to pay the first £10 of any fare.

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