Lyndsay Steel (f)
Sylvia Robertson (f)
Chris Woolham (m)

Health Visitors

Telephone 01856 888115

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

Attached Staff

Michele Deyell (f)

Michele is a Community Link Practitioner.  She supports patients to access non-medical services and activities available in the community to help improve their health and wellbeing.

Heilendi practice believes that working closely with an extended team of health professionals will allow us to deliver the best care to our patients.  This team comprises many other professionals employed by NHS Orkney and includes:

Heilendi Community Nurses telephone 01856 888191

Dounby District Nurses telephone 01856 771540

The Heilendi & Dounby teams cover the Heilendi practice area. The community nurses work very closely with the GPs to provide care to individuals in their own homes and in residential homes.


Shapinsay Nurse Practitioners telephone 01856 711348


North Ronaldsay Nurse Practitioners telephone 01857 633226


Mental Health Team telephone 01856 888280

The team provides care for individuals with mental health problems, alcohol and drug addiction.  There is also a specialist team which deals with dementia and other mental health problems, such as depression, for those over 65.


Macmillan Team telephone 01856 888249

The Macmillan team help care for patients with cancer and other serious illnesses in the hospital and the community.  As well as providing terminal care they are also experts in the treatment of cancer, pain and symptom control. All of the Heilendi GPs work with the team at Macmillan House to provide care both on an inpatient and outpatient basis.


Maternity Services telephone 01856 888238

The Midwives and staff of the Balfour Hospital Maternity Unit provide care for women during pregnancy. Appointments can be made with the maternity unit on 888238.

We also work closely with other health care professionals including dietitians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech & language therapists.  With the patient’s consent, we also work alongside Social Services and voluntary organisations.

Mr Chris Ireland (m)

First Contact Physiotherapist (FCP)

The role of FCP's in primary care is to assess patients with soft tissue, muscle and joint pain and to decide on the most appropriate management pathway.  FCP's are Physiotherapists with expertise in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.  Chris works at Heilendi on a Monday and you can book an appointment with him by calling 888270.

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