East Lothian Community Hospital

The new East Lothian Community Hospital will be built on the site of the current Roodlands Hospital in Haddington, with construction of the Hospital set to start in October 2016.

The project will bring together services from Roodlands and Herdmanflat onto the same site in a purpose-built hospital building.

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Planning approval was granted on 1 March 2016 and the business case will be submitted to the Scottish Government later in 2016. Financial Close, where final contracts were signed, was reached in September 2016.

As part of this exciting development some services will return to East Lothian and it will bring around a 60 per cent increase in inpatient beds.

These plans, which are being developed by NHS Lothian, East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership and Hub South East Scotland, will see a modern and purpose-built hospital developed, helping to improve the quality of care for people in East Lothian.

Staff have formed a key role in the design layout of the new building, and have influenced the outcome of the proposed plans of their departments and location within the building.

The project team meanwhile has engaged extensively with over 300 local people, including neighbours close to the Roodlands site.

NHS Lothian and East Lothian Community Health and Care Partnership have been working with development partner Hub South East Scotland on the project. They expect to submit the Outline Business Case which will set out exact costs, hospital services and timescales in mid 2016. It will open to patients in 2019.

Last Reviewed: 27/09/2016