NHS Lothian Medical Director Dr David Farquharson offers some advice on staying safe over Hogmanay
Christmas video made by maternity staff has gone viral on social media.
The project to redevelop the Royal Edinburgh Hospital campus has taken another major step forward with the keys of the £48 million first phase being exchanged in time for Christmas.
We are recognising the hard work of our staff through the #giftofthanksnhs social media hashtag, and urge you to get involved.
Works have started on a new £1.17m Leith Walk Surgery meaning more patients can use the practice in the future.
A nine year old girl from Lanarkshire will be receiving a new ear at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children thanks to 3D printing technology.
The West Lothian Community Care team and an Edinburgh nurse have been recognised for their work with people living with a terminal illness at Marie Curie’s annual Peacock Awards.
NHS Lothian this week signed up to Scotland’s Charter for a Tobacco-free Generation at the Lothian Tobacco Prevention Stakeholder Event 2016, held in Edinburgh’s City Chambers.
The West Lothian Marie Curie care team and an Edinburgh nurse have been nominated for a national award for work with people living with a terminal illness.
Health Secretary Shona Robison, today (9 November 2016) launched a pioneering robotic surgery service for patients with prostate cancer at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.
Cases of measles have been confirmed in the Edinburgh area in the last several weeks and NHS Lothian is encouraging people to ensure that they are fully immunised against the virus.
NHS Lothian has launched free antenatal classes for first-time dads in Musselburgh.
As a special 22nd birthday treat for the clinic’s specialist nurse, paramedic and physiotherapy practitioners, we arranged for a special rendition of “Happy Birthday” to be performed (appropriately) in the key of ‘A Minor.’
NHS Lothian’s Mental Health Information Station celebrates its first anniversary in style after welcoming more than one thousand visitors in its first year.
Four individuals and three healthcare teams from NHS Lothian have been selected as finalists at the Scottish Health Awards 2016.
St John’s Hospital in Livingston has received a very positive report from the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate after an unannounced inspection.
Work on a new £1.5m GP surgery in Ratho is set to start in January 2017 after contracts were agreed by NHS Lothian and the local developer of the site.
Work on the new £70m East Lothian Community Hospital will start in October after financial contracts were signed with the Scottish Government.
The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh will be glowing gold tonight (September 1) to raise awareness of childhood cancer.
IHS Lothian Ltd, the consortium building the £150m Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences, has informed NHS Lothian that they are reviewing the construction timetable for the project.
Works to connect the water main to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences will begin next week (Monday 22 August).
The NHS Lothian Annual Review meeting will take place on Monday 10 October 2016. The meeting date has been rescheduled from Wednesday 31 August 2016.
Recruitment open days will be held at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in August 2016.
We are currently experiencing issues with our phone lines at St John’s Hospital.
A sod cutting ceremony was carried out yesterday (wed) to officially mark the start of construction work on the first of three health and social care centres in Edinburgh and West Lothian.
LOCAL healthcare workers have been honoured at a ceremony celebrating the best of the best of NHS Lothian staff.
Board members today (Wednesday 22 June) gave the green light to plans to ensure the sustainability of inpatient children’s services in NHS Lothian.
It’s breastfeeding celebration week in NHS Lothian – here Ashley Jack reflects on her journey of becoming an Infant Feeding Advisor.
An expert review has concluded that inpatient children’s services should be retained on two sites in Lothian - St John’s Hospital (SJH) and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC).
Women in the Lothians are being urged to go for their smear test when invited as Cervical Screening Awareness Week gets underway (13-19 June 2016).
A £7.3 million health centre in Edinburgh is scaling new heights following a public vote to rename it.
Teenagers across Lothian are being urged to protect themselves and others against serious illness by ensuring they have completed their vaccinations.
The judging panel has now met to consider all the nominations and decided on the shortlist for the closely contentested categories.
Board members have received a draft report on the future shape of children’s inpatient services in NHS Lothian.
Plans for the new East Lothian Community Hospital continue to move forward. The Outline Business Case, seen as the next major milestone for the project, will be submitted to the Scottish Government for approval this July.
We are excited to be hosting a nursing recruitment day at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh on Wednesday 25 May in Auditorium A, Chancellor’s Building, from 9am to 4pm. Find out more.
Strict infection control measures have been reinforced across NHS Lothian amid concerns that the winter vomiting virus is still circulating.
On the International Day of the Midwife, please read Clare Patterson's touching blog about why she decided to join the profession.
The construction of three partnership centres in Edinburgh and West Lothian will start over the coming weeks.
The Health and Social Care Partnership’s plan to help East Lothian’s children and young people to achieve their fullest potential in life goes live
A mother-of-two has achieved a major milestone after becoming the 500th graduate of a pioneering drug and alcohol detox recovery programme.
The construction of three partnership centres in Edinburgh and West Lothian will start over the coming weeks after the financial contracts were agreed.
The new arrangements for health and social care come fully into effect on 1 April 2016.
NHS Lothian would like to thank everyone who took the time to attend the public meetings on the current review of inpatient hospital care for children
Final proposals for a £2million extension and refurbishment of Prestonpans Health Centre have been approved by East Lothian Council.
With some GP surgeries and pharmacies shut for the holiday weekends, the Minor Injuries Clinic is open 365 days a year from 8am-9pm.
Adults are being warned not to buy cigarettes for underage children, as part of a hard hitting campaign, that has been unveiled across Lothian.
A groundbreaking new scheme designed to improve health and tackle re-offending is being launched in Lothian.
NHS Lothian is working with the Scottish Prison Service to help provide meaningful rehabilitation to offenders at the end of their prison term.
The latest publication in Audit Scotland’s Changing Models of Health and Social Care series cites the ELSIE service, which supports people in East Lothian, as an example of good practice for Scotland.
Consultation on the proposal to improve the national specialist Cleft Surgical Services for NHS Scotland.
A series of public meetings will be held next month as part of a review of inpatient hospital care for children in NHS Lothian. Patients, families, carers and staff are invited to go along to their local events.
Hibernian staff and players have joined forces with health website Living it Up to walk 500 miles…and they are challenging fans to walk 500 more.
East Lothian Council’s Planning Committee has today (1 March) granted planning permission for the building of a new community hospital at Roodlands in Haddington.
Teenagers in Edinburgh and Lothians are being urged to get vaccinated against a deadly new strain of Meningitis.
A topping out ceremony has today (11 February 2016) been held to mark a key milestone in the construction of the new £48 million first phase redevelopments at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital campus.
NHS Lothian’s annual search for our ‘Health Hero’ launches today (8 February 2016).
The review of acute paediatric care in NHS Lothian is currently underway and patients, families, carers and staff are being asked for their views.