Macmillan Nursing are located in the Gilbert Bain Hospital. If visiting the department please ask at the GBH Reception.

What Do We Do?

  • Give advice and support to cancer patients, their carers and relatives
  • Give chemotherapy locally in Shetland via a nurse led chemotherapy service
  • Act as a liaison between Shetland, Aberdeen and other hospitals for Shetland patients being treated on the mainland
  • Give advice and support to medical, nursing and other professional staff on cancer and palliative care
  • Teach medical, nursing, professional and other agency staff


People can refer themselves to the Macmillan Nursing Department but patients usually get referred by:

  • Consultants
  • Nursing Specialists
  • Nursing and Medical staff from Shetland and Aberdeen