Latest NHS Lothian Stories

2008-10-10 15:00:29

A PRIMARY school has been awarded a top accolade for its work promoting the health and well-being of its pupils, parents and staff. NHS Lothian and Education Services gave the level three award to Howden St. Andrew's Primary School in Livingston following a recent inspection.

2008-10-01 00:14:13

DOCTORS and nurses are having acting classes to improve the way they break bad news to patients and families. Around 100 NHS Lothian medics have taken part in role-play workshops to boost their communication skills.

2008-09-29 09:00:56

By ADAM MORRIS SPECIALLY-trained "phobia" dentists are set to go to work in the Lothians, helping those too terrified to have their teeth touched. Patients fearful of a trip to the dentist's chair will be among those helped at a GBP 1 million new walk-in surgery in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian.

2008-09-29 06:00:32

HEALTH bosses are preparing to meet with council officials to discuss planning permission for the new Sick Kids hospital.

2008-09-12 12:00:35

By Andrew Picken RATS, beetles and cockroaches are among the pests which have been discovered in Lothian hospitals and health centres, it emerged today.

2008-09-11 15:00:40

By BRIAN DONNELLY ART was a career in which she immersed herself after the death of her husband, but Miriam Vickers faced the possibility of losing that too after her sight was threatened.

2008-09-10 12:00:51

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.

2008-09-09 15:00:41

By HELEN PUTTICK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT HEALTH Secretary Nicola Sturgeon yesterday gave her personal commitment to the future of a Scottish hospital as patients demanded a review of cuts that have already been made.

2008-09-05 06:00:08

Genetix Group, a cancer diagnostic and biopharmaceutical technologies group, has received a contract to develop and implement a nationwide network of automated cytogenetic analysis systems from NHS National Services Scotland.

2008-08-29 15:00:52

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.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.