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The Local NHS.....Paths......and a *Shelter*.....


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#16 Ghostrider

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 07:27 PM

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Is this a prototype of a new type of public toilet. A seat and a hole in the wall......what else could it be?


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 07:30 PM

I'm left wondering how this proposed shelter will be 'healthy' - considering its most prolific users are most likely to be alkis looking to get pissed and sleep it off in relative peace, smackheads shooting up and adolescent teens performing carnal experimentation.

 

I walk around the Sletts and Knab regularly and haven't encountered any of the 'clientele' you describe here out for walks, on the benches or lying 'ahind da dykes'. It's a very sociable and popular route to wander along and I dare say there are more suitable, and more private, places around town if you wanted to be shooting up drugs or 'courting'

Good on Healthy Shetland for securing the funding!


Edited by Davie P, 11 September 2018 - 07:37 PM.


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 08:37 PM

^....but give them a lee and the name of a roof over their heads, and you attract a whole other demographic.Especially now that the SIC closed down most of the pish hooses.

 

I'm more than familiar with the Sletts path, used it as a short cut many a time back in the day, hellish place if the wind was anywhere near the SE, but otherwise fine enough for what it was, back then anyway. A rough footpath through a generally pretty bleak wilderness, but at least it didna feel quite so 'toonie' as takin Scy Rd afore you.


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#19 Ghostrider

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 09:48 PM

 

I'm left wondering how this proposed shelter will be 'healthy' - considering its most prolific users are most likely to be alkis looking to get pissed and sleep it off in relative peace, smackheads shooting up and adolescent teens performing carnal experimentation.

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Yeah but they'll be doing it in the healthy sea air with the benefit of a good view, so good for the soul!

 

 

I think I'd prefer it if the NHS did the job properly they're there to do, look after bodies, and leave the looking after souls to those more specialised in that field.


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 09:52 PM

^Agreed, my winking emoji didn't appear.

#21 Suffererof1crankymofo

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 10:12 PM

From the Failbook page:

"The funding was actually awarded for a bid we made to the Scottish Natural Heritage who have funding awards to look at using “greenspace” within and around hospital grounds to best advantage for patients, visitors and staff, given the benefits of accessing nature to health, healing, decreasing stress etc. So the kinds of projects it can be spent on is quite limited, and the kind of thing not usually a priority in the NHS budget. Because a big part of the aim of the project is to increase use by staff the voting is open to staff, yes."

 


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#22 Suffererof1crankymofo

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 10:17 PM

Does the land even belong to them?  Do they own up to the wall, the footpath, or to the sea?



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Posted 11 September 2018 - 10:57 PM

Meanwhile......

 

http://www.shetnews....ed-over-fatigue


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 11:11 PM

To be fair, and as far as I am concerned, I only have praise for the NHS "frontline" staff.  It's the "airheads" that polish seats in the background that seem to be the problem.

 

They need to get back to basics and remember that they really ARE running a "lifeline service".

 

Anyway, I would have thought that erecting shelters along public footpaths was more within the SIC's remit rather than the NHS who, as far as I know, are not directly responsible for any of them.  Why settle for a shelter that cost a few thousand when you could have one that costs millions... :ponders:


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#25 Nigel Bridgman-Elliot

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 11:14 PM

> they don't like to notice the others ;-)

I saw the others, I thought they was rather prone to catching the wind !
 

 

One aspect often not thought of I notice when claiming free money for projects is future maintenance issues, eg. you want something robust that isn't going to bleed you dry later on when you need to keep it functional.


I think my favourite is the public toilet looking one referred to by ghostrider, it has a seat, allows you a view with the lower front section, some wind shielding, and has a modern art swirlly look about it to please the creative types..

No roof though..

But then as someone said, do we want to encourage folk to take shelter !

 



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 12:08 AM

For the record, I think 'Healthy Shetland' do a great job.

 

I had excellent support from them to give up smoking, I've been to a couple of workplace training events they've hosted and I took part in their 'Big Team Challenge' a year to two ago (a friendly competition to encourage people to take more exercise). These initiatives have certainly had a very positive impact on my health, which will (hopefully) mean I'll be less of a draw on frontline resources!!

 

Encouraging people to lead healthier lifestyles is a vital part of the NHS function. As they say, prevention is better than cure.


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#27 George.

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 12:27 AM

It's the "airheads" that polish seats in the background that seem to be the problem.

Comments like that, surprisingly, always bring the S. I. C. to mind. It's the "Airheads" that do it, I think.


Edited by George., 12 September 2018 - 12:28 AM.


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 01:01 AM

Another "SIC are idiots" comment with no context =  :roll:



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:17 AM

 

 

I'm left wondering how this proposed shelter will be 'healthy' - considering its most prolific users are most likely to be alkis looking to get pissed and sleep it off in relative peace, smackheads shooting up and adolescent teens performing carnal experimentation.

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Yeah but they'll be doing it in the healthy sea air with the benefit of a good view, so good for the soul!

 

 

I think I'd prefer it if the NHS did the job properly they're there to do, look after bodies, and leave the looking after souls to those more specialised in that field.

 

Isn't that is what this is doing? Encouraging people in the hospital to get out and have a walk and a bit of fresh air is surely a good thing.

I walk around there quite a lot and don't see the alkies, smackheads and adolescent teens that you describe. 


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 07:27 AM

For the record, I think 'Healthy Shetland' do a great job.

 

Encouraging people to lead healthier lifestyles is a vital part of the NHS function. As they say, prevention is better than cure.

 

A "positive" comment !  Just what is this place coming to ? :thmbsup

 

NITPICKING ON

I would, however, argue that "Encouraging people to lead healthier lifestyles" is NOT a vital part of the NHS function. 

It might, these days, be part (?) of their function but, "fixing broken bodies" should be (and probably is) much higher up the list.

NITPICKING OFF

 

Anyway, my vote would be for the "stone pimple" looking one.  As NBE pointed out, if you are going to build something that has to stand out in the weather, build something that WILL stand out in the weather.