Going to Hospital

In this section, you will find a list of hospitals in Lothian. Hospitals with Accident & Emergency Departments are listed first, followed by an alphabetical list of the others.

For further information please see our Going to Hospital booklet.

Accident and Emergency Facilities

Please remember that Accident and Emergency services for adults are only available at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and St John’s Hospital in Livingston. There is also an A&E department at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids) in Edinburgh.

The Western General Hospital – one of our major acute hospitals – has a nurse-led Minor Injuries Clinic, open from 8am to 9pm every day of the year. Clinic staff treat adults and children over one-year-old for a wide range of injuries, including minor cuts and burns, infections and stings, suspected sprains and small bone breaks (from shoulder to fingers and knee to toes).

If you or someone you care for is unwell and you cannot wait until your GP surgery is open, you can also phone NHS 24 for advice from trained nurse advisors on 111. Click here to view further information about how to get help in an emergency situation.

Visiting Times

If you want to visit someone in hospital, please note that visiting times will vary – but you can contact the hospital directly on the telephone numbers provided for more information.

Transport and Access Information

Visit the transport and access information section for guidance on making delivery to any of our sites.

Links to Lothian transport services can be found on our Travel web page.

NHS Lothian Headquarters

Waverley Gate
2-4 Waterloo Place
Telephone 0131 536 9000
Fax 0131 536 9088

Last Reviewed: 02/05/2014