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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...

More patients die at Redmill Care Home

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News announced today indicates that the number of residents who have died after contracting coronavirus at Redmill Care Home in Whitburn West Lothian has risen to 11.At present 35 residents and 20 staff are...

UPDATE – Coronavirus – all contacts traced at Flora Stevenson Primary School

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Following our story published earlier, NHS Lothian’s Health Protection Team says it has completed Covid-19 contact tracing at Flora Stevenson Primary School.The team has been in touch with all of the close contacts and...

Coronavirus – NHS Lothian reports more cases of Covid-19 among Edinburgh students

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NHS Lothian says that the number of students who have tested positive for Covid-19 in university accommodation in Lothian has gone up this week.Public health experts urge all students to follow all national guidance...

Support for NHS Lothian community teams

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NHS Lothian and its official charity partner, Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation, are collaborating on preparing and delivering wellbeing boxes to NHS Lothian staff working in the community.The pilot is called ‘Wellbeing Hub in...

New interim CEO appointed to NHS Lothian

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Calum Campbell, Chief Executive of NHS Lanarkshire, has been appointed Interim Chief Executive of NHS Lothian.  Mr Campbell will join NHS Lothian on 15 June 2020 for a handover period before taking up the reins...

NHS Lothian to open one part of new hospital next month

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News has come out today from NHS Lothian that work on the new Department of Clinical Neurosciences at Little France is now complete.Services will begin moving there from 11 May 2020, subject to...

NHS Lothian stops all hospital visiting from today

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NHS Lothian has just announced that visiting will be suspended to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and to protect vulnerable patients, as well as staff.This move will come into effect from today.Professor...

Coronavirus – NHS Lothan action plan to provide extra beds

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NHS Lothian announces action plan to deal with coronavirus (COVID-19)NHS Lothian has today confirmed the steps it is taking to provide extra hospital beds, staff and training as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19).In line...

Prince’s Trust offer training course to young people – deadline is Monday

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The Prince’s Trust Scotland are working in partnership with the NHS to deliver a six-week course giving young people in Edinburgh the training and experience needed to take the next steps in securing a...

Sharon praised for helping injured pensioner

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Sharon Gill 45 works for NHS Lothian at the Western General. While she was on a night out her professional skills swung into action and she helped an elderly lady who had a nasty...

Parents urged to consent to flu vaccination

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Parents of primary school children in NHS Lothian are being encouraged to act now to get their children ready to flight flu this winter.Following last year’s bad flu season, health professionals today highlighted the...

Initiative launched to prevent patients going missing from hospital

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Police have teamed up with NHS Lothian to launch a first-of-its-kind initiative aimed at preventing vulnerable people going missing from hospitals.Like most major cities, Scotland's capital often sees people leaving medical facilities without giving...

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