Preferred developer agreed for current Royal Hospital for Sick Kids sale


NHS Lothian is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with the developer Downing Group, for the purchase of the current Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Sciennes, Edinburgh, when the services relocate.

Health Secretary finishes the roof to mark the progress on £70m East Lothian Community Hospital


Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, Shona Robison, today (14th September) marked the progress of works on the new £70 million East Lothian Community Hospital by joining guests on the roof of the nearly complete Out-patients Department.

Update on Royal Infirmary Hospital


NHS Lothian's update on building assessments at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

NHS Lothian backs anti-bullying initiative


Trainee doctors in Edinburgh have signed up in support of an international campaign to end bullying among healthcare staff.

Pioneering addiction programme helps 600th graduate


A groundbreaking initiative which helps people overcome their addictions has celebrated helping its 600th graduate.

August Festival healthcare advice


Are you visiting Edinburgh for any of the 12 summer festivals, including the Fringe and the International Book Festival? Here we summarise the most popular services you might need to access.

Stay safe in the sun this summer


Sheena Dryden, Clinical Nurse Specialist for skin cancers at the Dermatology department of the Lauriston Building talks about how to keep sun-safe outdoors this summer.

Ferryfield House inspection report


Ferryfield House in Pilton, one of NHS Lothian’s community hospitals which specialises in short-term and respite care, has received a very positive inspection report.

Patients set to benefit from relocated Leith Surgery


Up to an extra 2,000 patients will be added to the surgery list as a result of the move which will provide a modern and fit-for-purpose facility.

Q&A - Changes to the Children’s Ward at St John’s Hospital


To ensure patient safety, NHS Lothian is making changes to the children’s inpatient services at St John’s Hospital, Livingston. Please read on for some common questions and our answers.

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


Changes to children's inpatient services at St John's Hospital are being made.

Emergency Doctor Given Queen's Accolade


An Edinburgh emergency doctor who helped to develop life-saving techniques enabling more patients to survive before they reach hospital has been awarded an MBE.

And the winners of our 2017 Celebrating Success awards are


The annual ‘Celebrating Success Awards’ took place at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh on Friday night (16 June 2017), with individual care workers and teams scooping awards in 10 separate categories.

Nurse Director Alex McMahon shares his thoughts on What Matters to You Day


n advance of What Matters to You Day on 6 June, Professor Alex McMahon, Executive Director, Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Healthcare Professionals, shares his thoughts around the day.

Over £5m Art and Therapeutic Design programme is set to enhance Edinburgh’s new hospital


With less than one year until the £150m development opens its doors, NHS Lothian plans to transform the new hospital building into a vibrant and welcoming place are underway.

Breakthrough study cuts time young patients spend in intensive care


Changing the way hospital staff respond to changes in the clinical condition of young patients could help to avoid a trip to intensive care, an Edinburgh study has revealed.

East Lothian Community Hospital scoops Silver Best Healthcare Award


The East Lothian Community Hospital project was recognised at last Thursday's (11th May 2017) Partnerships Awards in London as it was awarded a Silver in the Best Healthcare category.

Veterans First Point Conference Thursday 11 May 2017


Veterans First Point Scotland's second National Conference is to be held on Thursday, 11 May 2017 at Edinburgh Napier University.

International Day of the Midwife 2017 - Blog


Emma Campbell, Charge Midwife at St John's Hospital, shares her thoughts on her career on International Day of the Midwife.

A new name for Edinburgh’s new Children’s hospital


In view of the changes to the age range of patients and to reflect modern medicine, our new name for the affectionately known ‘Sick Kids’ will be The Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh (RHCYP).

Social Security Experience Panels


Message on behalf of the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon

Maureen Watt, Scottish Government Mental Health Minister visits the Mental Health Information Station


The Mental Health Information Station played host to Maureen Watt, the Scottish Government Mental Health Minister when she visited the Mental Health Information Station (MHIS) in March.

Domestic services staff at Royal Infirmary Edinburgh join NHS Lothian


Around 300 staff who work at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh become NHS employees from today (12 April 2017).

Royal Infirmary Edinburgh Car parking charges proposal


Car parking charges at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh will remain at current levels for 2017/2018.

NHS Lothian seeks new board members


NHS Lothian is looking for new members to join its board and help shape the region’s healthcare. The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing will appoint three new non-executive board members.

Winner at the GO Awards 2017


NHS Lothian with IHS Lothian, Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd & Bouygues E&S FM honoured for procurement excellence

Phone lines at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh


Phone lines now fully operational

Modern Apprenticeships can provide the best of both worlds at NHS Lothian


Have you ever considered a job that allows you to gain a recognised qualification as well as earning a salary?

Plans for the future of Southside GP Surgery


The future of Southside GP Surgery has been secured after a move to the Conan Doyle Medical Centre was agreed through the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP).

Scotland’s national brain injury unit opens its new doors on the Royal Edinburgh Campus, Morningside.


The first patients to be cared for in the purpose built Robert Fergusson national brain injury unit transferred into their improved surroundings earlier this month.

Over 1000 people vaccinated in NHS Lothian clinics after measles outbreak


Over a thousand people were vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), following the recent measles outbreak in Lothian which was concentrated mainly around the University of Edinburgh.

Roodlands Hospital entrance is changing


As part of the construction of the East Lothian Community Hospital, the existing entrance to Roodlands Hospital will be closed from 13th February 2017.

Crohn’s and colitis study to probe factors that worsen disease


People with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are being invited to take part in a study to better understand the diseases.

Serious nature of flu highlighted to those at risk in the Lothians


Deputy Chief Medical Officer calls on Scots not to be complacent to risk of flu

Health Secretary celebrates start of construction on £70m East Lothian Community Hospital


Health Secretary Shona Robison MSP marks the official start of works on the new £70 million East Lothian Community Hospital.

£3.5m works start on redevelopment at St John’s Hospital


A new £3.5m redevelopment is underway within St John’s Hospital and will see a new theatre constructed for eye and hand surgery patients.


Last Reviewed: 25/09/2017