NHS Lothian investigates case of hepatitis C


NHS Lothian is currently investigating a case of hepatitis C in a patient who attended the Emergency Department at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in July 2013.

Duchess of York Opens £1.35m Teenage Cancer Trust Unit at Western General Hospital


Today, Sarah, Duchess of York opened a £1.35 million facility for young people with cancer aged 16 to 24 in the East of Scotland.

Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre Officially Opens


Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing, officially opened the new £12 million Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre, today (18 December 2013).

Veterans First Point to Receive over £2.5m to Create 3 Further Centres


Veterans First Point is one of five Scottish projects set to benefit from £5 Million provided by the latest round of Armed Forces Covenant (LIBOR) Funding.

Health Foundation Appoints New Arts Manager


The Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation today (13 December) announced the appointment of a specialist Arts Manager to lead the Foundation’s arts strategy.

Chalmers Sexual Health Centre - Festive Opening Times


Chalmers Sexual Health Centre will have reduced opening hours over the festive season.

Minister for Public Health Michael Matheson Visits LEAP


Minister for Public Health, Michael Matheson, has visited LEAP (Lothian and Edinburgh Abstinence Programme) yesterday to hear about its work across the region.

Vulnerable Groups in the Lothians Urged to Get Vaccinated against Flu


Scotland’s most senior medical officer has called on people with underlying health conditions in the Lothians to get protected from flu.

Firrhill Public Information Events


Public information events being held

NHS Lothian welcomes HEI report on the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh


NHS Lothian has today (Monday 25 November) welcomed the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate’s report on the unannounced inspection of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Lothian and Edinburgh Residents Urged to be Ready for Winter


A national health campaign highlighting the importance for people in Edinburgh and the Lothians being prepared for winter was launched today (November 27).

Royal Edinburgh Hospital Staff and Patients Put Right Foot Forward with Launch of Walkways Project


NHS Lothian today (20 November 2013) celebrated the opening of a new project marking out walking routes around the Royal Edinburgh Hospital site.

Beads of Courage Scheme Welcomes Donations at RHSC


A programme designed to boost the bravery of sick children has welcomed donations totalling nearly £10,000.

Radio Star Backs Anti-Bullying Messages from Lasswade High School Pupils


Scottish radio presenter Mark Martin returned to his former school today (15 Nov) and joined a group of pupils in pledging their support for a new anti-bullying campaign.

Lothian Healthcare Heroes Named as Scottish Health Awards Finalists


A healthcare professional and two teams at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary have been announced as 2013 Scottish Health Awards finalists in recognition of their dedication to providing outstanding patient care.

Medical Expert Wins Royal Seal of Approval with Prestigious Post


Professor John Iredale, Dean of Clinical Medicine and Director of the MRC Centre for Inflammation Research, has been appointed to the Regius Chair of Medical Science at the University of Edinburgh.

Shaping the future of healthcare for children and young people in Lothian


NHS Lothian is looking for children, young people and parents to give their views on the services it will provide for children and young people from now until 2020.

Royal Edinburgh Hospital Marks Major Milestone


A major milestone has been reached for the redevelopment of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital Campus this week, with the submission of the planning application today (9 October 2013).

Mental Health Arts And Film Festival Returns to Edinburgh


The Lothian Mental Health Arts and Film Festival is back – bigger and better than ever.

LEAP Celebrates Sixth Reunion


Friends of LEAP (Lothians and Edinburgh Abstinence Programme) have celebrated the programme’s sixth anniversary.

NHS Lothian investigates four cases of Legionella


NHS Lothian is currently investigating four cases of Legionella longbeachae linked to gardening compost. Two patients are currently being treated in intensive care in hospital. While two other patients have been discharged from hospital.

New regional Hand Unit opens at St John’s Hospital


A new dedicated hand unit has opened at St John's Hospital, which will provide specialist care and treatment for the population of Lothian and beyond.

NHS Lothian Annual Review 2013


The NHS Lothian Annual Review meeting will take place at 1.30pm – 2.30pm on Friday 30 August 2013 in Auditorium B, Chancellor's Building, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, 49 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4SB.

New Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre Opens Early


The new Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre, is open and fully operational today (Tuesday, 20 August 2013) having been completed three months ahead of schedule.

Blackburn Partnership Centre Moves a Step Closer


Work on the new Blackburn Partnership Centre moved a step further following the announcement of the contractor today (13 August 2013).

Health Hero


NHS Lothian's Celebrating Success Awards mark the truly outstanding work taking place across Lothian, and the Health Hero category allows the people of Lothian to get involved.

Interim report into Edinburgh Legionnaires’ outbreak


The board of NHS Lothian will, tomorrow (Wednesday 24 July), be presented with an interim report into last year’s Legionnaires’ outbreak which affected the south west of Edinburgh.

Improving facilities for West Lothian mums


From spring next year West Lothian mums-to-be will have improved facilities and more choice about the birth of their baby following a £1.7 million refurbishment of the delivery suite at St John's Hospital.

Contractor Appointed for First Phase of Royal Edinburgh Hospital Redevelopment


Morrison Construction has been named as the phase one contractor for the Royal Edinburgh Hospital redevelopment.

NHS Lothian Takes Decision on Homeopathy Services


The decision to move away from providing homeopathic services in Lothian was made by NHS Lothian’s board at their monthly meeting today (26 June).

Edinburgh College Students Guaranteed NHS Employment


Edinburgh College Health and Social Care students will soon be guaranteed employment on successful completion of their course, thanks to a new partnership with NHS Lothian.

Award for pioneering Edinburgh anaesthetists


A team of innovative anaesthetists from the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh have scooped a £12,000 prize for their potentially ground-breaking invention to help intubate patients during surgery.

Final Lecture in Royal Edinburgh Hospital Bicentenary Series


The final lecture in the successful Royal Edinburgh Hospital bicentenary series takes place tomorrow.

Royal Edinburgh Hospital Redevelopment Goes Public


Two public information events on the redevelopment of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital campus are set to take place this week (Thursday, 6 June). These will be held both at the hospital and in the local community.

Temporary visiting restriction lifted at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh


Visitor restriction lifted at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh NHS Lothian has lifted a temporary restriction on visitors at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

NHS Lothian Employee Honoured in UK Ceremony


An NHS Lothian psychologist has been given a top accolade for her work in helping the region’s veterans.

Creator of World’s First Fully Articulated Bionic Hand Named a Finalist in European Inventor Award


A NHS Lothian employee is being hailed globally for his innovative work in the field of prosthetic limbs.

New procedure to benefit cancer patients


Keyhole surgery which reduces the time cancer patients spend in hospital has been introduced at St John’s Hospital, Livingston.

Ratho Surgery Set to Double with Major Expansion


Plans to expand a GP surgery in Ratho village which will double capacity is moving forward apace. NHS Lothian has appointed Hubco to extend an existing building in Ratho to create a new medical centre.

Penultimate Lecture in Royal Edinburgh Hospital Bicentenary Series


The penultimate lecture in a series commissioned to mark the Royal Edinburgh Hospital’s bicentenary takes place later today.

Redevelopment of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital Moves Ahead


NHS Lothian’s redevelopment of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital (REH) campus took another step forward last week with the submission of Proposals of Application Notice (PANs) to the City of Edinburgh Council on 26 April.

NHS Lothian achieves Investors in People


NHS Lothian has today (29 April) been officially recognised as the largest organisation in Scotland to achieve the prestigious Investors in People Award.

Temporary restriction on visitors at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh


The temporarily restriction on visitors at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh remains in place on certain wards due to an outbreak of norovirus.

NHS Lothian Chair appointment


The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing today announced the appointment of the new Chair to Lothian NHS Board - Mr Brian Houston.

Success of OPAT service leads to home comforts for patients


An innovative new service which allows patients to be treated in their own homes rather than in hospital has been rolled out across Lothian.

Pilot of SMS Text Messaging Service for Dental Patients


A new service to help Lothian patients manage their dental appointments is being piloted from 15 April.

Older people’s inspection at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh


NHS Lothian has welcomed the findings of the latest care for older people unannounced inspection which took place at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in February.

Moving Medicines Safely Thanks to Green Bag Scheme


An initiative aimed at allowing NHS Lothian patient medicines to be kept with them from admission and throughout their hospital stay, has been launched following a successful pilot.

Baby Charlotte doing well


NHS Lothian has confirmed that the baby girl who was found in Hailesland Park yesterday afternoon is doing well.

Police Concern over Mother of Newborn Baby, Edinburgh


Police in Edinburgh are concerned for the wellbeing of the mother of a newborn baby found on a park bench in Hailesland Park this afternoon (April 11).

Royal Edinburgh Hospital's Latest Lecture in Bicentenary Series


The Royal Edinburgh Hospital will today host the sixth of eight lectures especially commissioned to mark the hospital’s bicentenary.

Tickets Available for Bicentenary Lecture 6


Tickets are still available for the latest lecture commissioned to commemorate the Royal Edinburgh Hospital’s Bicentenary.

Oor Mad History Talk - 27 March


A talk is being held this week on the history of the Lothian mental health service user movement as part of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital’s Bicentenary.

Work Underway For New Gullane Centre


Work has started on site at Hamilton Road, Gullane on the new £2.9m Day Centre and Medical Practice. The new purpose built facility is due to be complete by November and will provide a day centre and a new home for the local GP practice.

Students Unveil Innovative Smoking Prevention DVD


Edinburgh College students have showcased their creativity by making a smoking prevention DVD, following a partnership between the college and NHS Lothian Health Promotion Service.

West End Medical Practice Gets Off The Ground


Work on new premises for the West End Medical Practice has begun (18 March 2013)

Norovirus at Liberton Hospital


The temporary restriction on visitors has been lifted at Liberton Hospital and all wards are now open to new admissions.

Shortlist for new RHSC and DCN announced


NHS Lothian has reached a major milestone in its plans to replace Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences.

Spring into a Healthy Easter


People living across the Lothians are being encouraged to put a “spring” in their step this Easter by preparing ahead for the holiday period.

Bicentenary Banner Displayed Ahead of Fifth Lecture


A banner marking the Royal Edinburgh Hospital bicentenary has been displayed.

Locals urged to 'take the test' as bowel cancer roadshow hits Lothian


The Take the Test Roadshow aimed at raising awareness of bowel cancer and highlighting the benefits of screening to people in Lothian will visit Westside Plaza on Wednesday 27 February and Asda in Newhaven on Thursday 28 February from 9am to 5pm.

Lothian Families Make Weaning DVD Thanks to £10,000 Funding


An educational weaning DVD created by NHS Lothian and 25 Lothian families for fellow parents and healthcare professionals was unveiled in Musselburgh today.

Homeopathy Consultation Survey Results Published


The survey results of the homeopathy public consultation, which asked whether NHS Lothian should pay for homeopathic services in Lothian, have now been published.

Halfway mark for Royal Edinburgh Hospital lecture series


The fourth lecture in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital bicentenary series of eight lectures, ‘The female malady? The troubled relationship between psychiatry and gender’ is set to take place on Wednesday 13 February 2013.

Moving on in LEAPs And Bounds


LEAP (Lothians and Edinburgh Abstinence Programme) is on the move and relocating to new premises in Morningside from 11 February this year.

NHS Lothian cleaning-up on hand hygiene


Doctors and nurses in NHS Lothian hospitals have again demonstrated their commitment to good hand hygiene following the publication of the latest national figures.

New pledge benefits cancer patients in Lothian


​Patients are set to reap the benefits after working together with staff to help enhance breast cancer services in NHS Lothian.

Official Opening of the Royal Victoria Building


Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing today (5 Feb 2013), officially opened the new Royal Victoria Building at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh.

Help to quit smoking at hand in West Lothian


The New Year is the ideal time to quit smoking and help is easily available for those in West Lothian wanting to become smoke-free

Temporary changes to car parking at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh


NHS Lothian is asking patients and visitors to be aware of temporary changes to car parking at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE).

LEAP Celebrates 300th Graduation


LEAP (Lothians & Edinburgh Abstinence Programme) has celebrated its 300th patient graduation since launching in September 2007.

Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation makes available £1.8m through its Grants Programme 2013


The Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation is making available funding worth £1.8 million through its Grants Programme 2013/2014 to create “a healthier future for the people of Scotland.”