Latest Lothian Stories
By Adam Morris A SERIES of measures have been introduced to boost the number of women being screened for breast cancer in the Lothians. NHS Lothian revealed the action plan after it emerged the number of women tested is slightly below the national average.
By Andrew Picken RATS, beetles and cockroaches are among the pests which have been discovered in Lothian hospitals and health centres, it emerged today.
By Adam Morris THE Scottish Government is set to pledge almost GBP 50 million towards a new Sick Kids hospital to be built beside the ERI, it emerged today. The Evening News can reveal ministers have given their approval for the new hospital, which will be open within five years.
PLANS for a new community hospital have taken a significant step forward after a contractor was selected to complete the project. The GBP 18 million Midlothian Community Hospital near Bonnyrigg will be constructed by Robertson Capital Projects and is expected to be up and running by 2010.
A STALL offering fresh fruit and vegetables to patients, staff and visitors at a Lothians hospital has been launched. The stand has been created at St John's Hospital in Livingston with the hope of boosting the health of all those linked with the hospital.
A 24-HOUR helpline for people with depression has been launched in the Lothians. A two-year trial of the GBP 1 million NHS Living Life scheme will take place in Tranent, Prestonpans and Cockenzie to see if it makes an impact.
PEOPLE suffering from heart problems in the Lothians are to be given an advice manual in a bid to cut attendance at hospitals.
By Adam Morris Target to see patients within four hours of arrival is exceeded WAITING times at accident and emergency departments in the Lothians is at an all-time low, new figures released today revealed.
By Adam Morris Bold plan will see city facilities moved under a single roof A NEW "one-stop-shop" for sexual health is set to open in the city within the next two years.
CANCER patients in the Lothians have a better chance of being treated urgently than those in other areas of the country, new findings have revealed.
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