Toy amnesty puzzles delivered to Royal Hospital for Sick Children


New puzzles delivered to patients thanks to the generosity of the local community.

Name your new healthcare facility in Firrhill


NHS Lothian is developing a £7 million community health facility in Firrhill and want the public to help name it.

New surgery for Ratho


​A new GP surgery is to be built in Ratho under plans approved by NHS Lothian.

NHS Lothian launches vision for children’s services


New strategy for Children & Young People unveiled

Green light for REH Campus


The £48 million phase one redevelopment of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital is set to start over the coming months.

Preparation works to start at Blackburn Partnership Centre


The project to build a new multi-million pound health and council hub in the heart of Blackburn has taken another step forward.

Minor Injuries Clinic celebrates 20 year milestone


The Minor Injuries Clinic will be marking a major milestone this week when it celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Unique Transport Hub transforms patient travel


Patient transport in NHS Lothian has been transformed after the health board became the first in Scotland to create a dedicated Transport Hub.

North West Edinburgh Partnership Centre plans agreed


Plans for a new £12 million health and social care hub in the heart of Muirhouse have taken another major step forward.

Seventh autumn arts festival tackles mental health stigma


Mental Health Arts and Film Festival launches in Edinburgh and Lothian

Social media survey launched to gather feedback


NHS Lothian is seeking views on how best to use its social media channels

Youngster meets medics who saved his life after car accident


A schoolboy, who was put into a medically-induced coma at a roadside when he was hit by a car, was yesterday (Tues 16th Sept) re-united with the team who saved his life.

Patient Proxy Voting - Scottish Referendum


If you or someone you know will be in hospital unexpectedly on 18 September and will be unable to vote in person, they will be able to arrange a proxy vote

Nominate Your Health Hero!


The Celebrating Success Awards have now launched for the sixth year in a row and NHS Lothian is calling on the public to nominate their local ‘Health Hero’ for recognition in its staff awards.

Planning approved for RHSC and DCN


The project to build a major new clinical facility in Edinburgh has reached another significant milestone.

Plans for new partnership centre in Blackburn approved


Plans for the new £7.6 million Blackburn Partnership Centre have been approved by West Lothian Council.

£1.5 million Tranent Health Centre extension opens


The new £1.5 million extension to Tranent Health Centre has been completed and will fully open to the public later this week.

Survey shows positive feedback from NHS Lothian patients


Nine out of 10 inpatients (91%) are pleased with the care they receive in NHS Lothian, according to a new survey.

Final call to nominate health heroes for top award


A final call has been issued to people across Lothian to nominate their local healthcare hero for an accolade at the Scottish Health Awards 2014 ahead of the deadline on Monday 8 September.

Student film helps cancer patients understand vital role of research


A group of film and media students from Queen Margaret University (QMU) are helping to dispel the myths around clinical trials for cancer sufferers.

Plans for a new East Lothian Community Hospital given green light


Plans for a new East Lothian Community Hospital have been given the green light by the Scottish Government.

South African choir bring Fringe show to hospital


A South African choir, raising money to help fund health and education projects in their township, brought a taste of its Fringe show to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

NHS Lothian Provides Care to City Visitors


NHS LOTHIAN is in the middle of another busy August as thousands of tourists have arrived in the city for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Scottish Health Awards 2014


The Scottish Health Awards 2014 are on the hunt for NHS Lothian’s best nurses, medics, carers and volunteers.

Mouth Cancer campaign to raise awareness in Lothian


Dental and oral health experts will gather in Edinburgh this weekend as part of the campaign to raise awareness of mouth cancer.

New specialist care service for West Lothian residents


A ground-breaking partnership between NHS Lothian, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Macmillan Cancer Support has begun delivering specialist palliative care services in West Lothian.

Regional Endoscopy Unit Officially Opened


A new regional Endoscopy Unit, serving NHS Lothian, NHS Fife and NHS Forth Valley patients, has been officially opened by Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing.

Plans for new health and social care centres gather pace


The new £12-million North West Edinburgh Partnership Centre has submitted planning to the City of Edinburgh Council, while plans for the £7-million Firrhill Partnership Centre have now been approved.

Public consultation on Midlothian health partnership


Midlothian residents are being asked to give their views on how health and social care services can be improved.

Grant for major hospital project


Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation commit £2-million to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences​

Plans submitted for new hospital at Little France


Plans for the co-location of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences at Little France have been submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council.

Major road works start at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh


Work to develop the loop road which runs around the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh has started and will continue for the next year.

Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness week


A team of specialists from NHS Lothian and NHS Grampian are holding an event in Aberdeen to increase awareness of a condition affecting around one in 700 babies born each year: Cleft Lip and Palate.

NHS Lothian launches public consultation on healthcare vision


NHS Lothian has today (Monday 21 April) launched the public consultation into its groundbreaking vision for the future of healthcare.

Stunning images of new hospital released


Spectacular images of how the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences will look have today (Monday 21 April) been released.

Plans submitted for Blackburn Partnership Centre


Plans for the new £7.6-million Blackburn Partnership Centre have been submitted for approval to West Lothian Council.

Bus terminus to relocate at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh


The bus terminus at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh will relocate on Monday 21 April. This map shows the new location of the bus terminus.

Pharmacy Opening Times Spring Public Holidays 2014


List of pharmacy opening hours in NHS Lothian for the public holidays on 18 and 21 April and 5 May 2014

Take It Right Outside


People in the Lothians are being urged to take smoking right outside of the home or car to protect their children from second-hand smoke as part of a new campaign.

Health Foundation Support the Pride of Edinburgh Awards


Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation is proud to support the inaugural Pride of Edinburgh Awards 2014

NHS Lothian unveils vision for the future


NHS Lothian has outlined its vision for healthcare in a groundbreaking new plan to span the next decade. Major new proposals have been drafted to transform the current system to ensure the health board can meet the challenges of the future.

Information event to highlight North West Edinburgh Partnership Centre and Muirhouse regeneration


A public information and engagement event will take place on Wednesday 2 April to give people the chance to find out more about plans for the proposed new North West Edinburgh Partnership Centre.

Royal Edinburgh Hospital redevelopment receives planning approval


The project to redevelop the Royal Edinburgh Hospital has taken another major step forward with planning approval having now been granted.

Major milestone for Royal Edinburgh Hospital development


NHS Lothian has now received approval of the Outline Business Case (OBC) from the Scottish Government for the £48-million first phase of the development.

Emergency department drum to be dismantled as part of RIE developments


The process to remove part of the Emergency Department drum started this week at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Development works progress at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh


Part of the ongoing developments, which will see the new hospital built at the Little France site, include the redevelopment of Car Park D which has now opened to patients and visitors.

Medical practice opens on famous cathedral site


A new medical practice built on the grounds of Scotland’s largest Cathedral has welcomed patients for the first time. The £4-million West End Medical Practice has been developed on grounds within St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh.

Preferred bidder appointed to develop new Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences


A major milestone has been reached with the plans to develop a new landmark clinical facility in Edinburgh.

Lothian Girls Encouraged to Protect Themselves from Cervical Cancer


The NHS Lothian school nurse team is offering the third dose of the HPV immunisation to teenage girls in schools across Lothian from the beginning of March.

New wards add capacity at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh


Two new wards which will add an additional 31 beds at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh have welcomed patients for the first time.

St John's Hospital newsletter


Inside St John's is a weekly newsletter to keep you up-to-date with the facts about what is happening in the hospital.

Innovative Health and Wellbeing Project Launched for Lothian Communities


A ground breaking online service to help improve the health and wellbeing of people across Lothian has been launched today (February 13) at an event at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh.

Parking attendants to pilot CCTV cameras


Car parking attendants in a Lothian hospital are to wear CCTV cameras to boost safety.

Mouth Cancer Campaign to Raise Awareness in Lothian


Dental and oral health experts will take to the streets of Edinburgh this week as part of a campaign to raise awareness of mouth cancer.

NHS Lothian to Spend over £37m to Tackle Waiting Times


NHS Lothian has unveiled a major recovery plan to ensure patients receive swift and effective care.

Call Your Midwife As Soon As You Find Out You're Pregnant


NHS Lothian is encouraging women to make an appointment with a midwife as soon as they find out they’re pregnant.

Development of the Royal Victoria Hospital


NHS Lothian confirmed its commitment to retaining the Royal Victoria Hospital for the medium to long term earlier this year.

Lothian Health Visitors On Track For Baby Friendly Status


Community health services in Lothian are on track to receive an international award for their commitment to improve the lifelong health of mothers and children.

NHS Facilities Academy Offers Hands On Work Experience


NHS Lothian has joined forces with local authorities to develop a new Facilities Academy.

Dementia-Do You Recognise the Signs Campaign Launched


With cases of dementia predicted to more than double in Edinburgh, a multi-agency campaign urging people to recognise the signs and to seek help and support was launched yesterday (28 January).

Midlothian Public Partnership Forum for Health Recruiting a New Chair


Midlothian Public Partnership Forum for Health is recruiting a new Chair of its Steering Group.

Meningitis C Booster Offered To Teenagers In Lothian


The NHS Lothian school nurse team is currently offering the teenage booster vaccination in schools across Lothian as part of the annual immunisation programme.

South East Scotland Breast Screening Centre Becomes The First Fully Digital Service in Scotland


South East Scotland Breast Screening Centre (SESBSC) is the first screening centre in Scotland to provide a fully digital mammography service.

Hepatitis C Investigation Closed


NHS Lothian has closed its investigation into a case of hepatitis C in a patient who attended the Emergency Department at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in July 2013.

Healthcare Recruitment Initiative Proving a Success


A new initiative to recruit healthcare professionals in Lothian is going from strength to strength.

Last Reviewed: 29/01/2014