The Astley Ainslie Hospital provides rehabilitation services for adults with acquired brain injury, stroke, orthopaedic injuries, limb amputation, and progressive neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS).
In addition rehabilitation outpatient services are available for these patients groups with the exception of orthopaedic patients.
Out-patient / Community Services
Outpatient/community based programmes provided include chronic pain, cardiac rehabilitation and angina management.
The South-East Mobility and Rehabilitation Technology (SMART) Centre is located in Astley Ainslie Hospital and provides a wide range of rehabilitation technology services. These include mobility and postural services (wheelchairs and special seating), prosthetics, and bioengineering services (artificial limbs and special equipment), a disabled living centre and gait analysis service. We also provide the national driving assessment service and an orthotics service for Lothian residents only.
For more information about the rehabilitation service please go to:
The Astley Ainslie Hospital Guide can be found here:
Visiting times are between 2.00pm – 8.00pm but please check with the nursing staff on the specific ward as there is some variation on these times to allow patients to have their meals without interruption (called ‘protected mealtimes’). You can contact the ward through the hospital switchboard on 0131 537 9000.
Public Transport Links
There are no direct bus routes to Astley Ainslie Hospital. The closest bus stops served by Lothian Buses are:
- Morningside Road: routes 5, 11, 16, 23
- Strathearn Road: route 5
- Kilgraston Road: route 41
There is parking available in Astley Ainslie Hospital with disabled parking spaces at each of the buildings. Alternatively there is non-metered parking on the public roads to the south of the site and metered parking available in the public roads just outwith the site.
All the buildings are wheelchair accessible with ramp access and disabled toilets. Lifts are available in the buildings which are on more than one floor.
If you require assistance to access a service please contact the specific service.
How To Contact Us
For enquiries about the services, please contact us at:
Astley Ainslie Hospital
133 Grange Loan
Tel No: 0131 537 9204