NHS Lothian

First images of Edinburgh BioQuarter’s £750m transformation unveiled

Scotland’s life sciences hub Edinburgh BioQuarter has unveiled its vision for its planned £750 million investment which aims to create a new vibrant mixed-use neighbourhood, supporting a community of more than 20,000 people.

Published 21 February 2020

Keys handed over in latest phase of East Lothian Community Hospital

NHS Lothian and East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership have this week taken possession of the remainder of the newly completed East Lothian Community Hospital building in Haddington ahead of patients moving in over the next couple of months.

Published 1 November 2019

Tender error to blame as Edinburgh Sick Kids hospital forced into another delay

The ventilation issues which delayed the opening of the £150 million Sick Children’s Hospital in Edinburgh stemmed from a tender error back in 2012, the Scottish Government said yesterday as it announced the facility won’t be operational for at least another year.

Published 12 September 2019

Political pressure ‘to blame’ for Sick Kids hospital design flaws

The problems which resulted in the delayed opening of the Sick Children’s Hospital in Edinburgh were “built into” the £150 million development due to political pressure to avoid delays, a senior architect has claimed.

Published 29 July 2019

Further checks required to ensure patient safety at Edinburgh Sick Kids hospital

A detailed assessment of compliance of all building systems is to be undertaken at the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People (RHCYP) to guarantee the safety of patients and staff, the Scottish Government said today.

Published 18 July 2019

Opening of Edinburgh children’s hospital delayed due to ventilation issues

Ventilation problems have delayed the opening of the £150 million Sick Children's Hospital in Edinburgh following last minute inspections.

Published 5 July 2019

Minister outlines government’s £5bn infrastructure commitment

Infrastructure secretary Michael Matheson has launched the latest update of the Scottish Government's infrastructure programme during a visit to the £70 million East Lothian Community Hospital project in Haddington.

Published 18 April 2019

Morrison Construction celebrates milestone at £70m East Lothian Community Hospital project

Morrison Construction has celebrated surpassing a major milestone at the site of the East Lothian Community Hospital project in Haddington.

Published 1 March 2019

Student accommodation and housing plans approved at Edinburgh Sick Kids’ site

Plans to transform the current Royal Hospital for Sick Children site in Edinburgh into student accommodation have been given the green light.

Published 7 February 2019

New renal unit planned for Western General Hospital

NHS Lothian has unveiled proposals for a new two storey renal unit within its Western General Hospital site in Edinburgh.

Published 5 February 2019

Portakabin provides accommodation for interim physiotherapy suite

During the development of East Lothian Community Hospital, the physiotherapy team based at Roodlands needed a space to continue to provide much needed rehabilitative in-patient care.

Published 9 November 2018

£27m refurbishment of Western General Hospital to commence

Robertson Group is to lead a significant programme of refurbishment at one of Edinburgh’s biggest hospitals.

Published 20 July 2018

Graham chosen to build £45m Edinburgh hospital

Graham Construction has been selected to develop a new eye hospital for NHS Lothian.

Published 19 July 2018

First Minister visits newly opened Out-Patients Department in Haddington

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met with NHS Lothian staff and patients this week, as well as representatives from hub South East and Morrison Construction, during her visit to the newly opened East Lothian Community Hospital Out-Patients Department.

Published 23 March 2018