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Coronavirus – looking back one year on

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Experts in dealing with infectious diseases at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh who treated the first Covid-19 patient in Scotland have been looking back over the past year. The clinicians explained that they...

Coronavirus – first Scottish vaccinations take place at the Western General

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The first vaccinations against coronavirus have been given in Edinburgh to those who will be carrying out the vaccination programme.Initial supplies of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine have been arriving at NHS health boards all over...

One more patient dies at Western General

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NHS Lothian says today it is continuing investigations after identifying that an outbreak of Covid-19 is affecting patients in a ward at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.Sadly, one further patient who had...

Coronavirus outbreak reported at Western General Hospital

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NHS Lothian is investigating an outbreak of Covid-19 in a ward in the Western General Hospital.Sadly, a very small number of patients, who had tested positive for the virus, have since died. NHS Lothian...

Operations cancelled at Western General for the next three days

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NHS Lothian has advised that operations or 'elective procedures' within the clinical specialty of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, will be postponed for the next three days, until...

Whiff of seaside at Western

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A project to transform the waiting area and corridors of a leading Edinburgh hospital into a seaside scene is under way thanks to funding from a local charity.Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC) has partnered...

Teenage Cancer Charity Receives Donation From Amazon

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Teenage Cancer Trust, the charity that provides life-changing care and support for young people living with cancer has received a £1,000 donation from Amazon’s local Development Centre.The charity, which built a specialist cancer unit...

Inspectors say Western General is making progress

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No new action is called for at The Western General Hospital in Edinburgh which has been inspected on an unannounced basis for the second time in a year. The Healthcare Environment Inspectorate has just published its report on...

Hospital car park staff to wear CCTV cameras

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NHS Lothian have announced that their car parking attendants will now wear CCTV cameras in a move to promote safety.Staff working in car parks in the Western General, St John's and the Royal Edinburgh...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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Lots of Christmassy things this week, from craft fairs to carols and music to markets - but if the very thought of anything festive sends you running from the room, fear not - there...

Edinburgh councillor shaves his head for charity!

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Councillor Ronnie Cairns has had a brush with cancer over the last year and had to  have treatment at the Western General's cancer clinic. He was so grateful for the treatment he received that...

FACE Christmas Fair raises over £11,000

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Hundreds of people turned out to support FACE (Fighting Against Cancer Edinburgh) at the charity’s Christmas Fair held at the Western General’s Cancer Centre on Saturday. The event was a great success, raising over...

Fighting Against Cancer Edinburgh Christmas Fair – TODAY!

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FACE (Fighting Against Cancer Edinburgh) will host their annual Christmas Fair at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre at the Western General Hospital today 1 December 2012.There will be an abundance  of stalls, including delicious home...

Red Dot Radio on air for 12 hours today

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Red Dot Radio, Edinburgh’s own hospital broadcasting service is celebrating National Hospital Radio Week (26th March – 4th April) by broadcasting live from the Reception Area and wards of the Western General Hospital from...

Inspectors Call for Western General to improve

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Inspectors have called for further improvements at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital although most wards and clinical areas were found to be clean.The Healthcare Environment Inspectorate report - published today - highlighted a number of...

Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal Joins up with John Clark Motor Group

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Winning 2010 European Ryder Cup Captain, Colin Montgomerie, posed for photos with the Ryder Cup and a BMW, to launch the national fundraising partnership between Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres and the  John Clark Motor...

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