About the Project

Click here to read about the initial plans for the East Lothian Comminity Hospital which were consulted on in the summer of 2016. Planning is anticiapted to be submitted to East Lothian Council by the end of summer 2015 and we expect a decision by March 2016. 

List of services which will be in the new Hospital 

Inpatient Continuing Care Beds
Mental Health Inpatient Beds
Medicine of the Elderly Inpatient Beds
Medical Assessment Inpatient Beds
Orthopeadic/Rehabilitation Beds
Shared Therapies including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech  and Language Therapy,  Dietetics, Music Therapy
Outpatient Department including Diagnostics
Out of Hours Services
Day Surgery Unit for General Surgery and Endoscopy
Daycare services which includes, treatment, day rooms, kitchen, group therapy rooms
Non-clinical space including Staff Support, Offices, Health Records, Estates, Logistics, Domestics
Main Entrance area, includes Main Entrance Hub, Pharmacy, Spiritual Services, Tribunal Suite, Meeting Rooms 
Integration of health and social care services
Day Services
Co-location of joint teams
Reducing delayed discharges
Quality and Safety
Direct re-provision to achieve modern standards i.e. single rooms, ensuite etc.
Projected project timeline as at August 2016
  • Full business case – To the Scottish Government in Summer 2016
  • Decision on planning – Recieved in early 2016
  • Construction starting - Late 2016/early 2017
  • First phase operational – Early 2018
  • Completion of site – Late 2019/early 2020

Last Reviewed: 02/08/2016