As 80,000 visitors descend on the capital for Hogmanay, the Minor Injuries Clinic is well prepared for its busiest time of the year
An NHS Lothian Keepwell Nurse Case Manager, who battled on through the wintry weather to deliver her neighbour’s baby, has been praised for her commitment and dedication.
It may not even be open but already the new Royal Victoria Building at the Western General Hospital is winning plaudits for innovation.
A new project which will see older people receive more of their rehabilitation in the comfort of their own community has been launched by NHS Lothian, in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council.
An information resource pack piloted in NHS Lothian is being rolled out across Scotland.
NHS Lothian staff are continuing to deliver essential health services to patients across Lothian throughout the snowy weather.
The severe weather has meant The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service has had to cancel several donor sessions and is now appealing for more donors.
A seven-year-old boy has become the first child in Scotland to undergo brain surgery using groundbreaking electro magnetic‘sat nav’ equipment purchased by the Sick Kids Friends Foundation
NHS Lothian is experiencing increased activity levels across many services, but is currently managing the additional pressures.
NHS Lothian is urging patients, visitors and staff to take extra care when travelling in the snow today.
Dr. James McCallum has been appointed the new Clinical Director for the West Lothian Community Health and Care Partnership (CHCP).
Dr. Sharon Smith, a psychiatric trainee with NHS Lothian, has been named Advanced Psychiatric Trainee of the Year 2010 by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
People are living longer in Lothian, according to the latest statistics. Mortality figures for 2005-2009 issued by the General Registrar for Scotland reveal that death rates in the region have been decreasing despite population growth.
PEOPLE living in Lothian are being given the chance to tweet their views on sexual health and HIV services.
NHS Lothian’s Intensive Home Treatment Team (IHTT) has been named Psychiatric Team of the Year 2010 by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
A former soldier from Edinburgh, who now works with rehabilitating veterans, has been named support worker of the year at a national awards ceremony.
A new project aimed at educating Travellers on health issues is up and running in Edinburgh and Lothian.
A scheme aimed at improving the mental and physical health of people in Midlothian has been awarded a top national accolade.
A new one-stop travel clinic has been launched in Lothian to help prevent travellers picking up nasty infections while abroad.
Final preparations are under way for Edinburgh’s first official recovery concert. The Lothians and Edinburgh Abstinence Programme (LEAP) is hosting the concert on Saturday 6th November to celebrate that recovery can and does happen.
A new advertising campaign is underway to raise awareness of the minor injuries clinic at the Western General Hospital, which is also celebrating its 16th birthday.
The curtain has closed on the Lothian Mental Health Arts and Film Festival and it has been another great year for the annual arts extravaganza.
People with an illness or disability in Midlothian are being urged to find out more about the benefits of Occupational Therapy.
The LEAP (Lothians & Edinburgh Abstinence Programme) team have scooped a Partnership in Practice Award at NHS Lothian’s annual staff awards in recognition of their work with Access to Industry Transition Project.
NHS Lothian has launched a new campaign to urge more people to give the gift of life by joining the donor register.
One of the UK’s first transplant patients returned to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh yesterday (thurs) to mark the 50th anniversary of the lifesaving surgery.
Work on the new £20 million Musselburgh Primary Care Centre continues apace alongside some of Scotland’s most exciting archaeological finds. Roman remains dating from 140AD, including human skeletons with decapitated skulls have been found
As part of a national programme to address Scotland’s alcohol use, patients attending A&E departments in Lothian are being asked to complete a simple alcohol self assessment questionnaire.
The Heart Manual DVD: Enabling uptake and access in cardiac rehabilitation
NHS Lothian’s award- winning Heart Manual today (October 14) launched its first ever DVD version making it more accessible to minority groups.
NHS Lothian’s chief executive has been awarded a top accolade for his work in healthcare management.
Alan Boyter response to Adam Morris, EEN
Midlothian Community Hospital, the first new hospital in Lothian providing single, en-suite rooms, is open and fully operational from (Monday, 13 September 2010) six weeks ahead of schedule
One of the first healthcare services takes up residency at Midlothian Community Hospital
Building work has now officially begun on the £43.6m Royal Victoria Building (RVB) after Cabinet Secretary Nicola Sturgeon cut the turf on the exciting new development
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NHS Lothian is offering advice about the danger of 'so called' legal highs following a significant rise in the number of patients attending Lothian hospitals with drug related symptoms in the last week.
Alan Boyter response to Adam Morris, EEN
A construction worker made the find as an old building was demolished to make way for the new Royal Victoria Building at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.
As from 21 June, NHS Lothian's Headquarters is moving to Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh.
Work will begin on the new £43.6m Royal Victoria Building after it was given the final go-ahead by the Scottish Government.
Susan Goldsmith, Director of Finance, NHS Lothian, said: “We intend to increase productivity through staff training, working to reduce short term sickness absence rates, better use of IT and service redesign.
Minister for Public Health, Shona Robison, MSP, officially opens the Royal Edinburgh Hospital Community Gardens Project today (18 May) and sees the positive impact of gardening on health and wellbeing.
Thousands of children across Scotland, the UK and beyond are benefiting from the pioneering research taking place in dedicated facilities at Edinburgh's Royal Hospital for Sick Children.
NHS Lothian has set out plans to boost efficiency and make £31m of savings across the organisation, to help tackle the financial challenges facing the public sector.
A series of public information events will be held over the coming weeks to allow members of the public and NHS Lothian staff to view and comment on the proposed development.
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Building work is underway to create the state-of-the-art surgical centre at St John's Hospital.
The new £43.6m Royal Victoria building has taken an important step forward after it was granted planning permission today (07/04/2010).
Uptake levels of childhood immunisations across Lothian rose during 2009 according to figures published today (Thursday 25 March).
Children and young people aged from 3 to 17 have been asked to share their ideas and aspirations for the new RHSC as part of the design consultation process.
Patients, in Scotland and England, have been given an amazing second chance after they took part in the pioneering triple operations, which signal a new era in transplantation.
People in Edinburgh and the Lothians at risk of having the Hepatitis C virus are being encouraged to come forward for testing as part of a new Scottish Government campaign.
Working Health Services Lothian, an innovative, pilot programme helping people to return to or remain in employment, is opening its doors to the public next week.
A hospital ward affected by the Group A Streptococcal infection has begun admitting new patients.
The Communications team scored four gold trophies in the prestigious Communicators in Business (CiB) Scotland Awards 2010, which celebrates the achievements of the country’s private and public sector experts.
The NHS Lothian Annual Review meeting will take place at 2.00 pm on Monday 13 September 2010
A man who had been treated in NHS Lothian for the Group A streptococcal infection has died.
This week sees the launch of a year of celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of Edinburgh’s internationally-renowned Royal Hospital for Sick Children.
Some traffic restrictions may apply over the next two months as the work takes place, but access to the car parks, bus stops, and A&E will not be restricted.
People in West Lothian are set to benefit from a state-of-the-art dental unit officially opened by Public Health Minister Shona Robison on (Tuesday, 26 January 2010)
Pictures and plans have been revealed for the first time and give an idea how the midwife-led facility will look when it is built at Simpson’s Centre for Reproductive Health at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE).
NHS Lothian’s rate is below the national average and the 47 cases among people of all ages recorded in December 2009 is the lowest since records of mandatory surveillance began.
NHS Lothian is encouraging schools to opt for healthy drinks as part of their Burns celebrations.
A dedicated team of nurses has been recruited for the Family Nurse Partnership programme in NHS Lothian, a service aimed at providing healthcare and support to first-time, teenage parents in the city of Edinburgh.
Plans for the state-of-the-art Musselburgh Primary Care Centre have taken a step forward with full planning permission granted by East Lothian Council.
NHS Lothian’s next board meeting is set to take place in Mayfield, Dalkeith, on 27 January, as part of its ongoing commitment to hold board meetings in different parts of Lothian.
The Patients’ Council at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital is set to launch a book of stories from patients, carers and staff about moving from hospital-based care into community care.
A new era for NHS Lothian was launched today (Tuesday 12 January) when new recruits Claire Watt and Sally Dedecker became the first members of staff to receive their new national uniforms.
Work will begin this week to improve the accident and emergency (A&E) facilities at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh.
A NEW programme designed to help children kick-start a healthy regime is being launched in Edinburgh.