Plans submitted for £2m Prestonpans Health Centre extension


Final proposals for a £2million extension and refurbishment of Prestonpans Health Centre have been submitted to East Lothian Council for approval.

Forth Road Bridge to reopen on Wednesday 23 December


Following the closure of the Forth Road Bridge for investigation and repair, the bridge will reopen to all vehicles, except Heavy Goods Vehicles(HGVs), from tomorrow, Wednesday 23 December at 06:00am.

Paediatric care in Lothian survey goes live


The review of acute paediatric care in NHS Lothian is now underway and patients, families, carers and staff are being asked for their views.

Health Secretary tries out new home-based blood pressure tracking technology


ealth Secretary, Shona Robison, is learning how simple it is to monitor her blood pressure without the need for regular visits to the GP.

Forth Road Bridge Closure


It has been confirmed that the Forth Road Bridge will remain closed until the new year.

Bridge Closure Advice Line For Patients


Advice line for patients affected by the Forth Road Bridge closure

Creating a healthier Scotland - event


NHS staff and the public are being invited to have a say on what a healthier Scotland should look like in the next 10-15 years.

Pioneering advice project helps boost low-income household budgets


Results of Lothian initiative released for Challenge Poverty Week 2015

NHS Lothian backs Save a Life for Scotland


A national campaign which aims to train half a million people to carry out life-saving CPR will be launched in Edinburgh today (Friday 16th October) on Restart a Heart Day.

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival


A National Arts and Film Festival tackling the stigma of mental health opens in Edinburgh this weekend, celebrating its ninth year.

Lothian Patient In Groundbreaking Corneal Transplant


A woman is able to see her grandchildren's faces clearly for the first time after she became the first patient in Scotland to undergo a pioneering new corneal transplant.

Review Of Acute Paediatric Services Given The Green Light


NHS Lothian board members have agreed to a Lothian-wide review of acute medical paediatric care to help provide a safe, effective and sustainable service for children across the region.

Your views can shape the future of health and social care in Midlothian


We want to hear your views on the way we propose to integrate adult health and social care to make sure residents get the right advice, care and support in the right place at the right time.

Flu vaccination programme begins


Children and adults who are getting vaccinated against flu this autumn, today joined the Public Health Minister to declare that they’re ‘Ready for Flu’ at the launch of the national flu immunisation programme.

Plans submitted for East Lothian Community Hospital


Final proposals which will see a new £72 million community hospital built in East Lothian have been submitted to East Lothian Council.

Teenager re-united with life-saving team after riding fall


AN EAST Lothian schoolgirl, seriously injured in a horse riding accident, has been reunited with the emergency medics who rushed to her aid.

Your views can shape the future of health and social care in Edinburgh


A major consultation into the best way that health and social care can be delivered in Edinburgh is gathering pace – and there’s still time to comment.

Special delivery for maternity services at St John's Hospital


Twins return to the hospital where they were born 19 years ago to launch major upgrade of maternity services.

Bus stop closure at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh


As a result of safety concerns, NHS Lothian, has decided to close the bus stop (for buses leaving the site) opposite the QMRI building on Little France Crescent from Monday 31 August.

Non-Executive Members Appointed to Board


The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport today announced the appointment of five new Non-Executive Members to the Lothian NHS Board.

Vision for the future of Bangour Village


Ambitious plans which will restore Bangour Village into a thriving community have been submitted to West Lothian Council.

Parents urged to return flu consent forms


Parents of primary school children in Edinburgh and the Lothians are being urged to return the flu vaccine consent forms within seven days to ensure their child is covered from flu this autumn.

Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership


The integration of health and social care in Midlothian comes a step closer this week when the Midlothian Integration Joint Board formally meets for the first time (Thursday August 20).

New pilot programme sees NHS Lothian team up with police


Edinburgh Community Triage Service aims to improve engagement with members of the public living with mental health issues

Pioneering exercise class helps older people stay on their feet


Community exercise initiative ‘Fit for Life’ supports older people living with a mental health condition.

Creating A Healthier Scotland - What Matters to You?


From August 2015 to April 2016 the Scottish Government is holding a national conversation on health and social care services in Scotland.

Final Report into 2012 Legionnaires’ Outbreak


NHS Lothian, on behalf of the multi-agency Incident Management Team (IMT), has today (Thursday 6 August 2015) published the final report into the 2012 Legionnaires’ outbreak which affected the south west of Edinburgh.

Make a difference and help shape health and social care in Edinburgh


Members of the public are being given the opportunity to shape the way that health and social care is delivered in Edinburgh.

Children’s inpatient services in St John’s Hospital to re-open


Children’s inpatient services in St John’s Hospital, Livingston, will re-open in the next two weeks.

New critical care developments start at RIE


Construction of a purpose-built ward for renal and transplant patients has started at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. The works will also see the redevelopment of critical care services into a new 42-bedded unit at the hospital.

New beginnings for health and social care in Edinburgh


The first official step towards a jointly led health and social care service will take place tomorrow (Friday July 17th) when the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board meets for the first time.

Planning approval granted for new Ratho Surgery


Proposals for a new purpose-built GP surgery in Ratho have been approved by the City of Edinburgh Council planning committee.

NHS Lothian Annual Review 2015


The public are invited to attend NHS Lothian's Annual Review meeting on Monday 3 August 2015

Changes to the Children’s Inpatient Services at St John’s Hospital


To ensure patient safety, NHS Lothian has taken the difficult decision to make changes to the children’s inpatient services in St John’s Hospital.

East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership


1st July 2015 is a momentous day on the road towards the integration of Health and Social Care in East Lothian because it sees the inaugural meeting of the East Lothian Integration Joint Board (IJB).

Maturity needed in sexual health discussions


Dona Milne, Deputy Director of Public Health, NHS Lothian wonders when matters related to sexual health will be discussed in a mature and accurate way by the media.

Sewing volunteers surprise for child cancer patients


CANCER patients at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh got a big surprise recently thanks to the generosity of local volunteers.

Hibernian footballer shares experience of diabetes with local youngsters


More than 100 young people hear how Scott Allan manages condition at special event

New bus stops at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh


Two new bus stops will open at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh from Monday 25 of May 2015. The new routes will see buses coming from town, and out of town travelling through the site.

Pioneering rehab programme treats 450th patient


A PIONEERING Lothian-based drug and alcohol detox and rehabilitation service is celebrating after treating its 450th patient.

Update from our doctor in Nepal


Dr. Ricahrd Lyon is helping with the rescue relief effort following the devastating earthquake in Nepal

Emergency Proxy Voting


If you or someone you know will be in hospital unexpectedly on 7 May and will be unable to vote in person, they will be able to arrange a proxy vote by completing a straightforward form.

Doctor travels to Nepal to help with earthquake relief effort


An NHS Lothian doctor, sent to Nepal as part of an earthquake aid mission, has spoken of the harrowing scenes witnessed by rescuers.

NHS Lothian seeks new board members


NHS Lothian is looking for five new members to join its board and help shape the region’s health care.

Elaine C Smith opens alcohol related brain damage unit


SCOTTISH actress and comedian Elaine C Smith has officially opened a new residential unit for people with alcohol related brain damage (ARBD).

Public events to showcase East Lothian Community Hospital


Proposals for the new East Lothian Community Hospital will go on show to the public at a host of events across the county in May.

Plans for new Ratho Surgery


Proposals for a new GP surgery in Ratho have moved forward after a planning application was submitted to the City of Edinburgh Council.

Smokefree Home Visits


Protecting our staff from second-hand smoke

NHS Lothian Smokefree Grounds


All NHS grounds in Lothian became smokefree on 1 April 2015. We have made these changes to promote health and improve the environment for all.

Young patients mark start of work on £150 million hospital


Two young patients today (24 March) marked the start of construction at a major new hospital development in Edinburgh.

Penrose Inquiry: final report to be published on 25 March


This is the public inquiry into the circumstances in which patients treated by the NHS in Scotland became infected with hepatitis C, HIV, or both, through use of blood or blood products.

Contracts agreed and works to start on major new hospital


Construction of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences is set to start after the financial contracts were agreed.

Health Minister cuts first sod at Royal Edinburgh Campus Phase 1


Health Secretary Shona Robison MSP today (21 January) cut the first ground on the £48 million first phase of redevelopments at the Royal Edinburgh Campus.

New plans to transform Bangour


New plans which will transform a former hospital site in West Lothian are set to be drawn up by a team of top land developers.

A&E Performance Figures Christmas Period


​NHS Scotland A&E core site Performance Christmas period (unvalidated) figures.

Last Reviewed: 12/01/2015