2009

150 years of memories unveiled at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

18/03/2011

AN exhibition of bed plaques charting the history of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh over the past 150 years will be unveiled Friday 6th February 2009.

Lothian girls back new cervical cancer vaccine

18/03/2011

UPTAKE levels for the new cervical cancer vaccine in Lothian are above the Scottish average, according to figures published today.

Statement on Western General Hospital Incident

18/03/2011

James McCaffery, Chief Operating Officer of Acute Services

Green fingered appointment

30/12/2009

A group of horticultural experts have been appointed to the team creating NHS Lothian’s community gardens.

Join us online for tweets and updates

10/12/2009

You can now follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Be among the first to receive news updates and much more

Festive Fun at the Royal Edinburgh

09/12/2009

Patients and staff of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital are set to spread some festive cheer at their Christmas Fair on Friday 11th December.

3011worldsaidsday

30/11/2009

World Aids Day will take front stage at NHS Lothian’s awareness raising events on Tuesday (1 December).

NHS Lothian sets out five year vision

27/11/2009

The plan aims to help the health board move further towards a key aspiration of being in the top 25 healthcare organisations in the world.

Belhaven Hospital

27/11/2009

Statement from Gerry Power, General Manager, East Lothian and Midlothian Community Health Partnership

Lothian clinician leads new Scottish Eating Disorder Accreditation

26/11/2009

Health professionals working in frontline eating disorder and primary care services are to be accredited under the new national scheme launched by the Scottish Eating Disorders Accreditation and Training body (EEATS).

Minister digs up interest in health project

17/11/2009

Minister for Environment Roseanna Cunningham, MSP, visited the Bridgend Community Allotment Health Project to see the positive impact growing your own food has on health and wellbeing.

NHS Lothian launches strategy to improve access for disabled people

17/11/2009

A NEW project has been put in place to make it easier for disabled people to access health services in Lothian.

Ellen’s Glen House Celebrates a Decade of Care

13/11/2009

To mark the anniversary staff, visitors and patients will enjoy a traditional afternoon tea and a colourful fireworks display later in the evening.

Launch of New Alcohol and Drug Initiative

10/11/2009

The launch of the Edinburgh Alcohol and Drug Partnership (EADP) will take place at an alcohol and drug recovery conference in Edinburgh this week (10 November 2009).

LEAP Centenary Celebrations

23/10/2009

LEAP (Lothians & Edinburgh Abstinence Programme) is celebrating the graduation of its 100th patient from the innovative community based rehabilitation programme, since its launch in September 2007.

2210FirstApprentices

22/10/2009

Four teenagers, from Edinburgh, East Lothian and West Lothian met health board chief executive Professor James Barbour and told him about their first few weeks on the four-year scheme.

Mental Health Matters - Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Friday 9 October, 10am - 3pm

08/10/2009

An event highlighting the positive changes and innovations in mental health provision in NHS Lothian is being held at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital on Friday 9 October.

Alcohol Awareness Week 4th - 10th Oct

04/10/2009

NHS Lothian is supporting the national campaign which is a joint initiative from the Scottish Government’s partnership agreement with the alcohol industry.

Get involved with Lothian’s Mental Health Arts & Film Festival

01/10/2009

THE Festival takes place from 1 to 22 October. It is part of the national initiative, the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival, which features over 200 events across Scotland.

New educational DVD to highlight dangers of smokeless tobacco

13/09/2009

THE HEALTH risks of smokeless tobacco have been highlighted in a new educational DVD produced by NHS Lothian.

New appointment to team planning new children's hospital

09/09/2009

THE work to create NHS Lothian's new hospital for children and young people has taken another step forward with the appointment of a construction expert to the key role of project director.

NHS Lothian swine flu site recognised in top PR awards

09/09/2009

NHS Lothian's public information site on swine flu has been shortlisted for a top public relations award.

NHS Lothian offers additional training for Suicide Prevention

08/09/2009

To mark the beginning of Suicide Prevention Week (7-12) NHS Lothian has announced additional training for health professionals at the forefront of helping those affected by issues relating to suicide.

Suicide Awareness Week Launches

08/09/2009

West Lothian Community Health and Care Partnership (CHCP) lends its support to Suicide Awareness Week (7-12 September) by hosting a memorial service for those touched by suicide.

NHS Lothian Annual Review 2009

03/09/2009

The NHS Lothian Annual Review meeting will take place at 2pm on Monday 5 October 2009 in the Council Chamber, The City of Edinburgh Council, City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ

Short Stay Centre moves a step closer

24/08/2009

The new short stay elective surgery centre at St John's Hospital has moved a step closer.

Contractor appointed to build new sexual health centre

14/08/2009

NHS Lothian has appointed leading Scottish builder Ogilvie Construction to build the new £9m Chalmers Sexual Health Centre.

Response to Queries on GROS Data

07/08/2009

The General Register Office for Scotland has published information today taken from an analysis of death certificates filed across Scotland.

Response to Queries on IT Security

28/07/2009

The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued a statement today in connection with NHS Lothian investigations into inappropriate data use by two members of staff

New strategy offers more choices to local people with disabilities

27/07/2009

People with physical and complex disabilities are being given more power over their own lifestyles.

Changes to car parking at Western General Hospital

10/07/2009

Changes to car parking at the Western General Hospital have been put in place in a bid to make it easier for staff, visitors and patients.

New Royal Victoria Building Moves Forward

25/06/2009

Plans for new medical services for the elderly, currently provided at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Edinburgh are moving forward. A twelve week public consultation on the planned new building is starting this week.

NHS Lothian leads the way with first corneal transplant in Scotland

23/06/2009

A great-gran has seen her family for the first time in 30 years after she underwent a groundbreaking corneal transplant.

Pearl to provide arts treasure for new Sick Kids

18/06/2009

An arts adviser has been appointed to the team planning NHS Lothian’s new hospital for children and young people.

Memories brought to life in vivid colour at RIE

11/06/2009

The corridors of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh will be brought to life today (thurs (10/6)) with the launch of a vibrant new art project.

Updated response to queries on Influenza A H1N1 virus

05/06/2009

Dr Alison McCallum, Director of Public Health, NHS Lothian

Maternity Strategy delivers for women

02/06/2009

Nearly £4 million is to be invested in maternity care in NHS Lothian.

Big increase in smokers quitting with NHS Lothian support

26/05/2009

The Number of smokers trying to kick their habit in 2008 rose by over 44% compared to 2007, according to new figures published today.

NHS Lothian hits financial targets

26/05/2009

NHS Lothian hit its financial targets for 2008-9, according to a report to be presented to the board of NHS Lothian tomorrow (Wed, 27th May).

Fewer patients left in hospital unnecessarily

26/05/2009

NHS Lothian and its local authority partners have significantly reduced the number of people in hospital because of a lack of suitable accommodation for them.

NHS Lothian delivers faster treatment for patients

25/05/2009

NHS LOTHIAN has hit new government targets on key diagnostic tests such as MRI and CT scans.

Pioneering staff training pays off again for NHS Lothian

25/05/2009

NHS Lothian's successful Lean In Lothian modernisation programme is continuing to deliver major benefits for patients.

Maternity Strategy delivers for women

25/05/2009

A new birthing centre and upgrade of maternity services have moved a step closer after women in NHS Lothian gave plans the green light

New Lothian group marks World Hepatitis C Day

19/05/2009

A NEW network in Lothian is raising awareness of the continuing dangers of Hepatitis C.

'Believe in ME' report published by NHS Lothian as part of commitment to improve services for patients with ME

19/05/2009

Patients' experiences of living with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) and of accessing and using services in Lothian.

NHS Lothian has announced its construction partner in a major milestone for the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children

15/05/2009

The new £150m-plus hospital for children and young people will be designed and built by lead contractor BAM Construction Ltd to NHS Lothian’s design brief.

Images of new £9m sexual health centre released

13/05/2009

NHS Lothian has released images of the planned new sexual health centre development set to open in 2010.

St John’s Hospital Stakeholder Group Meeting

06/05/2009

The St John’s Hospital Stakeholder Group will meet at St John’s Hospital, Howden West, Livingston on 8th May 2009

Updated response to queries on Influenza A H1N1 virus

06/05/2009

Dr Alison McCallum, Director of Public Health, NHS Lothian

Updated response to queries on Influenza A H1N1 virus

05/05/2009

Dr Alison McCallum, Director of Public Health, NHS Lothian

Updated response to queries on swine flu

29/04/2009

Dr Alison McCallum, Director of Public Health, NHS Lothian

Response to queries on swine-flu

28/04/2009

Dr Alison McCallum, Director of Public Health, NHS Lothian

Updated response to queries on swine flu

28/04/2009

We are currently investigating reports of flu-like symptoms experienced by eight people recently returned from Mexico and the US.

Sir Chris Hoy opens new research facility to help sick kids

22/04/2009

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy MBE opened a research unit at Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children today (Wednesday).

NHS Lothian taking a leadership role in supporting local economy

09/04/2009

NHS LOTHIAN is planning to spend almost a billion pounds on new hospitals, premises and equipment over the next ten years, which will create work for companies employing thousands of Scots and boost the local economy.

St John’s Hospital Stakeholder Group meeting 06/04/09

01/04/2009

A meeting of the St John’s Hospital Stakeholder Group will be held within Strathbrock Partnership Centre, 189(a) West Main Street, Broxburn, EH52 5LH on Monday, 6th April 2009 at 2.00pm.

Further boost for new Lothian hospital

31/03/2009

NHS LOTHIAN has appointed a key external adviser as work accelerates on its £150m plus new children’s hospital.

Board told of NHS Lothian cancer success

26/03/2009

NHS Lothian is Scotland’s best performing mainland health board on cancer treatment, board members were told yesterday.

Hard work pays off with 30% drop in c difficile infections

26/03/2009

A “triple whammy” of changes to prescribing, new cleaning methods in some areas and increased training for staff is paying off in NHS Lothian’s efforts to prevent c difficile infections.

Lothian girls back new cervical cancer vaccine

26/03/2009

UPTAKE levels for the new cervical cancer vaccine in Lothian are above the Scottish average, according to figures published today.

New hospital team bolstered by key appointment

22/03/2009

NHS LOTHIAN has appointed a key external adviser in another step forward for its £150m plus new children’s hospital.

NHS Lothian makes key research appointment

18/03/2009

NHS Lothian has underlined its commitment to pioneering medical research by making a key new appointment.

STOP SMOKING - when and where it suits you

11/03/2009

NHS Lothian is using No Smoking Day to remind smokers of the wide range of free NHS services available to help people quit.

HRH launches new service to keep people at work in Lothian

10/03/2009

HRH The Princess Royal visited NHS Lothian to launch a new service which will enable patients to stay or return to work today (10 March).

St John’s Hospital Stakeholder Group meeting 13/3/09

09/03/2009

A meeting of the St John’s Hospital Stakeholder Group will be held within Strathbrock Partnership Centre, 189(a) West Main Street, Broxburn, EH52 5LH on Friday, 13 March 2009 at 2.00pm.

NHS Lothian backs New Pyjamas Campaign

06/03/2009

NHS Lothian is backing a new independent campaign to raise contributions towards the planned new hospital for children and young people.

NHS Lothian lifts leading PR awards

04/03/2009

NHS Lothian has netted a substantial haul at one of Scotland’s top awards for communicators.

Revolutionary cool jackets prevent brain damage

27/02/2009

The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE) has become the first in Scotland to introduce the groundbreaking new technology that can actually prevent some babies developing epilepsy, learning difficulties and cerebral palsy.

Professor James Barbour, Chief Executive of NHS Lothian, Comment on Medical Scanner

25/02/2009

"We are delighted that all of the capacity of this new scanner will now be available to patients right across Scotland."

NHS Lothian at the cutting edge

23/02/2009

NHS Lothian is pioneering the largest telehealth system in Scotland, with 400 patients with long term conditions set to benefit from the innovative telehealth personal healthcare system. The initiative is also one of the biggest in the UK.

NHS Lothian achieves cancer milestone

17/02/2009

NHS Lothian has hit key government performance targets on treating people with cancer quickly, according to figures published today. (Tuesday, 17th Feb).

Manage your diabetes online

17/02/2009

PATIENTS with diabetes from across Lothian are being offered online support to manage their condition with the launch of a new customised website at www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/diabetes.

Transplant surgeon awarded top job

11/02/2009

A LOTHIAN transplant surgeon has been named as the lead clinician for organ donation and transplantation in Scotland.

St John’s Hospital Stakeholder Group meeting 17/2/09

10/02/2009

A meeting of the St John’s Hospital Stakeholder Group will be held within Strathbrock Partnership Centre, 189(a) West Main Street, Broxburn, EH52 5LH on Tuesday, 17 February 2009 at 4.00pm.

150 years of memories unveiled at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

05/02/2009

AN exhibition of bed plaques charting the history of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh over the past 150 years will be unveiled Friday 6th February 2009.

East Lothian Venue for NHS Lothian Board Meeting

20/01/2009

NHS Lothian’s next board meeting is set to take place in North Berwick, on 28 January, as part of its commitment to hold board meetings in different parts of Lothian.

New stem cell surgery offers hope to patients with corneal blindness

19/01/2009

A REVOLUTIONARY new treatment which could potentially restore vision to patients with corneal blindness is to be trialled in Scotland.

Isobel Given The Ultimate Christmas Gift

19/01/2009

A woman who was on the kidney transplant list for almost 10 years has received the ultimate Christmas present – the gift of life.

Planning permission approved for UK first sexual health development

14/01/2009

The new £9m centre, to be based at the existing Chalmers Hospital in Lauriston Place, will be home to a UK first, a pioneering initiative to integrate family planning and genito-urinary medicine into one single service.

UK first sexual health development in for planning permission

13/01/2009

NHS Lothian has formally applied for planning permission for a new "one stop shop" sexual health centre in Edinburgh.