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NHS Lothian urge everyone to avoid A&E unless situation is “life threatening”

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NHS Lothian said today that its hospital sector was under immense pressure and urged patients not to attend A&E unless their condition was life threatening.Calum Campbell, Chief Executive, NHS Lothian, said a request has...

Coronavirus – drop in clinics for 12 to 15 year-olds open

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Young people aged 12 to 15 will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine at drop-in clinics across Lothian from Monday.Mass clinics are set up in West Lothian, Midlothian and Edinburgh and will open...

Mass vaccination centre at EICC to close

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The mass vaccination centre at the EICC on Morrison Street will close later this month.The centre will have delivered more than 250,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine by 19 September when the EICC will...

NHS Lothian opening drop in vaccination clinic at The Gyle on Tuesday

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NHS Lothian will launch a dedicated vaccination drop-in clinic in Gyle Shopping Centre on Tuesday as part of the campaign to target younger people.The clinic will be situated alongside some of the biggest names...

New NHS Lothian saddle up for vaccine partnership at Musselburgh Racecourse

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NHS Lothian have partnered with Musselburgh Racecourse to deliver a series of pop-up vaccination clinics to help in the race against Covid-19.By bringing the vaccination programme into the heart of Lothian communities, NHS Lothian...
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NHS Lothian teams up with Lothian Buses in vaccination drive

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NHS Lothian has joined forces with Lothian Buses to provide a mobile vaccination hub to deliver teenage booster jabs for meningitis, polio, diphtheria and tetanus to S4-S6 pupils across the capital. A Lothian Buses Airlink...
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It’s Good to Give and NHS Lothian team up on mental health support

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NHS Lothian and Edinburgh-based charity It’s Good 2 Give have joined forces to increase the availability of mental health support for children and young people who are diagnosed with cancer.With funding of £420,000 donated...
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Coronavirus – NHS Lothian under pressure

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In common with several other health boards in Scotland, NHS Lothian has said that the increased number of Covid-19 cases and hospitalisation is putting pressure on their services.There is a high number of...
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Coronavirus – NHS Lothian advise everyone to stick to safety precautions

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NHS Lothian has issued advice to everyone to stick with the measures to ensure that they stay Covid safe.The Director of Public Health and Health Policy at NHS Lothian, Dona Milne, explained that...

Coronavirus – NHS Lothian apologise for vaccination queues today

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As the number of people vaccinated rises in Lothian, a spokesman for NHS Lothian apologised for the queues which built up today at the new mass vaccination centre at Lowland Hall at the Royal...

Former NHS buildings sold on in £5m deal

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Scarlett Land and Development and Cushman & Wakefield have completed the sale of a portfolio of NHS Lothian properties, now deemed surplus to their requirements, generating £5m of revenue for NHS Lothian. The properties located...

NHS Lothian’s youth volunteers win Young Scot award

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The Young Scot Volunteering Award has been presented to the Covid-19 youth volunteers working with NHS Lothian. There are 516 young people aged 16-25 who have volunteered for 17,000 hours helping patients visitors and...

Sick Children’s Hospital at Sciennes is now closed as all services move to Little...

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The Royal Hospital for Sick Children (the Sick Kids) has now closed its doors at Sciennes and all patients have moved to the new building at Little France right next to the Royal Infirmary...

NHS Lothian launches new children’s website

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NHS Lothian's Children's Services has a new website just launched on Thursday.It is designed for children and young people as well as their families and is aimed at providing lots of information for...

NHS Lothian update on vaccination appointments

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Following our article on Friday about those in the 60-64 year old category who were having difficulties around vaccination appointments, NHS Lothian released an update last night.NHS Lothian has set up a local...

Edinburgh’s Sick Kids to open on 23 March

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NHS Lothian said on Wednesday that the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People will fully open on Tuesday 23 March 2021.From then all the services which are still houses at the...

Coronavirus – drive through vaccination centre open at Queen Margaret University

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Mary Foster from Musselburgh was one of the first to be given the vaccine upon the opening of the mass vaccination site at Queen Margaret University (QMU) in East Lothian.Mrs Foster said: “I think...

Lothians MSPs continue the fight for answers on the new Eye Pavilion

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Sarah Boyack MSP for Lothian continues to campaign for a new Eye Pavilion in Edinburgh. Ahead of a meeting with NHS Lothian on Friday afternoon to discuss the matter further, she spoke to The...

Coronavirus – one in five vaccinated in Lothian – less than anywhere else in...

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Although the daily number of vaccinations has decreased since last week, the mass vaccination programme is proceeding apace and in Lothian the number has now risen to one in five.According to the Public...

Third mass vaccination centre opened at Royal Highland Centre Ingliston

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The newest mass vaccination centre opened on Wednesday at the Members' Pavilion at Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston.This is staffed at present by vaccinators from NHS Lothian, and then British Armed Forces will staff the...

Margaret is first in the queue for vaccine at EICC

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Margaret Swift who is a retired care worker from Edinburgh was first in line for vaccination as the Edinburgh International Conference Centre opened its doors on Monday.She was among around 1700 people who...

Coronavirus – Mass vaccination centres getting ready for Monday

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The mass vaccination centre now set up at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) will open its doors on Monday.There is capacity at the EICC to vaccinate over 21,000 people each week. It...

Coronavirus – vaccinations in Lothian progressing

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NHS Lothian has advised us that they have now vaccinated frontline workers, care home staff and residents and people over the age of 80.The health board says it is on track to vaccinate around...

NHS Lothian advice on keeping A&E for emergencies

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NHS Lothian have advised on Friday that they are keen to keep the A&E departments at any of their hospitals freee to deal with emergencies only.This reflects that hospitals are already under increasing...

Mental Health services moving to the new Sick Kids today

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Mental Health Services run by NHS Lothian for children and young people are moving to a new purpose built home today at Little France.The NHS Lothian's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)...

New public health director appointed at NHS Lothian

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NHS Lothian announced on Wednesday that it has appointed a new Director of Public Health and Health Policy.Dona Milne will take up the post within Scotland’s second largest health board.She currently holds the post...

Extra flu clinic this weekend for young children

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Parents of children aged between 2 and 5 years-old living in Edinburgh, who missed a child flu vaccine appointment, are being invited to attend a new drop-in vaccination clinic this weekend, 5 and 6 December...

Pioneering partnership between NHS Lothian and Muirfield Riding Therapy celebrates 10 years together

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NHS Lothian and are Muirfield Riding Therapy (MRT) are celebrating 10 years of partnership working together in delivering the Children’s Therapeutic Riding Service; providing life-changing therapeutic riding, free of charge, to children and young...

New minor injuries service introduced in Lothians today

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A new minor injuries service designed to help people access advice about minor injuries more quickly, easily and safely is being officially launched across the Lothians today.Introduced by NHS Lothian, Call MIA offers patients...

Hospital visiting suspended by NHS Lothian

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NHS Lothian has today announced that, in line with Scottish Government guidance, visiting across sites will be suspended unless for essential visits only. This move is designed to help protect patients and staff by limiting...

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