An MRI would be a good asset, there's no dispute on that, but nothing about this pea brained scheme is acceptable for obtaining one.
The NHS was sold 70 years ago on the premise that people pay the tax, and in return they would get the health care they needed, where they needed it from the cradle to the grave. We've paid, they're not delivering, they're breaking the contract, not us. Its not our problem that either the funds raised aren't adequate to do the job and/or their allocation isn't properly managed, thats their problem.
We've paid once, they're trying to scam us in to paying a second time for the same thing, using more than a little extremely emotive emotional blackmail. Doesn't NHS Shetland have an anti-bulying policy? They're attempting to bully the population of Shetland the way they're going about this.
If an individual or group decides of their own initiative that they wish to raise funds to provide the NHS with equipment, that's fine, and the best of luck to them. This is NOT that, this is NHS Shetland conceiving and pushing hard with the begging bowl, just because they have weak and ineffectual management who've not got the balls to lobby, harrass and publically shame NHS Scotland in to stumping up.
£2 Million is a ridiculous sum for all we're going to be getting. A bog basic limited use and functionality machine, stuck in an artic trailer, shunted up next to a building, redneck trailer tarsh park stylee.....That's going to have to either see some existing building demolished or 4-6 car parking spaces lost to it, in a carpark that's already desperatey overcrowded.....
If we're going to be talking this kind of silly money, can't we at least aspire to a machine with more modern functionality, and install it in a shed on wherever they're planning to park this, so that its available 24/7/365. And not dependent on whether it isn't a SE'er that makes using the steps in to it less than safe for staff, never mind laregly impossible to use the lift to get wheelchair or stretcher patients in it, or that the gusts off the Staney Hill with a westerly aren't strong enough that the shock waves jar the images it takes.