Oct 022015
The new £72 million East Lothian Community Hospital will be built on the site of the current Roodlands Hospital in Haddington.
Construction is anticipated to start on the project in late 2016, however planning approval and business case approval is still awaited from East Lothian Council and Scottish Government, respectively
As part of the development some services will return to East Lothian and it will bring an almost 60 per cent increase in inpatient beds to the county.
These exciting plans which will see a modern and purpose-built hospital developed, helping 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. While the project team has engaged extensively with over 300 local people, including neighbours close to the Roodlands site and valued their comments.
NHS Lothian have been working with development partner Hub South East Scotland Ltd on the project and expect to submit the Outline Business Case which will set out exact costs, hospital services and timescales in early 2016.
May 222015


With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, infant formula milk – and vitamins too.

You can find out if you could get Healthy Start vouchers and vitamin coupons by answering a few simple questions on the Healthy Start website.

A quarter of eligible families are missing out and the uptake is quite low in some East Lothian towns.

The Healthy Start website is easy to use and includes recipes and healthy living advice as well as an information sheet about the scheme to give to retailers that may not be aware of it.  You can also get local advice by searching #Gethealthystart on Facebook.

The retailers that have signed up to the scheme in East Lothian are shown below:

Alishah Enterprises Ltd – 119-121 North High Street Musselburgh EH21 6JE

Best One Prestonpans Local Convenience Store – 225 High Street Prestonpans East Lothian EH32 9BD Boots The Chemist – Dalkeith EH22 1JB

Boots The Chemist – Haddington EH41 3EE

Boots The Chemist – Musselburgh EH21 7DZ

Boots The Chemist – North Berwick EH39 4HF

Co-op – Dunbar Lothian EH42 1EN

Co-op Pharmacy – 176 High Street Prestonpans EH32 0AZ

Co-op Pharmacy – Bankton Prestonpans EH32 9QW

Co-op Pharmacy – Musselburgh Scotland EH21 6JE

Crunchy Carrot Ltd – 43 High Street Dubbar East Lothian EH42 1SH

Dalkeith Fruit Market – 28 High Street Dalkeith Midlothian EH22 1HR

Eat Lothian Roots & Fruits – Mid Road Ind. Estate Prestonpans East Lothian EH32 9ER

Fair Price Food News – 120 High Street Prestonpans East Lothian EH32 9AD

Farm Foods Dalkeith – Dalkeith Midlothian EH22 1HU

Farm Foods Musselburgh – Musselburgh EH21 7DE

Farm Foods Tranent – Tranent EH33 1LW

Kut Kost Food Store – 82 Oak Crescent Mayfield Dalkeith Midlothian EH22 5JX

Lidl – 5a Newmills Road Dalkeith EH22 1DU

Lidl – High Street Prestonpans EH32 9AN

Lidl – Newhailes Rd Musselburgh EH21 6QD

Lloyds Pharmacy – 17 Eskdaill Court Dalkeith EH22 1AG

Lloyds Pharmacy – 25 High Street Dunbar East Lothian EH42 1EN

Lloyds Pharmacy – 50-52 High Street Tranent East Lothian EH33 1HQ

Martins – Haddington East Lothian EH41 3ED

Mccolls – Musselburgh Lothian EH21 7DZ

Mini Market – 76 New Row Elphinstone Road Tranent East Lothian EH33 2AE

Naveco General Stores – 16a Woodburn Road Dalkeith Midlothian EH22 2AT

Open All Hours – 56 Eskview Terrace Musselburgh Midlothian EH21 6LX

Ormiston Grows Ltd – 20 Main Street Ormiston East Lothian EH35 5HT

P & H Marr – 13 Winton Place Tranent East Lothian EH33 1AF

Premier Store – 8 Muirpark Drive Tranent East Lothian EH33 2PE

Right Medicine Pharmacy Ltd – 20 High Street Haddington East Lothian EH41 3ES

Rs Mccoll – Dalkeith Lothian EH22 1HU

Scotmid Co-operative – 180-184 High Street Prestonpans East Lothian EH32 9AZ

Scotmid Co-operative – 40a Redburn Road Prestonpans East Lothian EH32 9NG

Scotmid Co-operative – Hawthorn Road Prestonpans East Lothian EH32 9QW

Tesco – Bonnyrigg Road Dalkeith Lothian EH22 3PP

Tesco – Mall Avenue Musselburgh Lothian EH21 7BL

Tesco – Newton Port Haddington Lothian EH41 3LZ

Tesco – Tantallon Road North Berwick Lothian EH39 5NF

Tranent Post Office And Spar Shop – 43 High Street Tranent East Lothian EH33 1LN

Wallyford Grocer – 121 Salters Road Wallyford Musselburgh Midlothian EH21 8AQ

Wilson’s Fresh Farm Produce – 119 High Street Musselburgh Midlothian EH21 7DA

Yester Farm Dairies – Yestermains Farm Gifford East Lothian EH41 4JG

(as at 22 May 2015 – put your postcode in the ‘Search for a Retailer’ box on the Healthy Start website for up-to-date tailored results).

Apr 192015

Proposals for the new East Lothian Community Hospital will go on show to the public at a host of events across the county in May.

A Proposal of Application Notice has been submitted to East Lothian Council and a number of community consultation events will now follow.
These events will help to gather views about the look and feel of the building, landscaping at the site along with access to the new hospital, which is proposed to be built at Roodlands in Haddington.
NHS Lothian, working with our development partner Hub South East Scotland, would then anticipate submitting a planning application for the project this summer.
Staff and service providers have been involved in workshops over the past few months to develop the designs of the new hospital.
This work has involved deciding on locations for departments within the new facility. Access to and from the site has also been carefully considered as part of this process.
David Small, Joint Director, East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership said: “We are keen to hear views from service users, patients and the public about the latest proposals which will go to the council planning committee in the summer.
“So far we have listened to what people have had to say about the new development and it’s important to the success of the project that this continues as we move ahead.
“We would ask those interested in the development to come along and share their comments on the plans we have at this point. Senior members of the project team who are leading on the development will be able to answer any questions you have on the day.”
The dates and locations for the public meetings are:
Friday 15th May             2pm – 7pm    Town House (Main Hall), Haddington
Saturday 16th May        10am – 2pm   Town House (Main Hall), Haddington
Tuesday 19th May         6pm – 8pm     Esk Rooms 1 and 2, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh
Thursday 21st May        6pm – 8pm     Hope Rooms, North Berwick
The outline business case for the project is also being developed in tandem with the planning proposals and this will set out costs, location, hospital services and timescales.
The project team would anticipate submitting the outline business case for approval to the Scottish Government by summer 2015.
Jan 102014

NHS Lothian LogoGullane Medical Practice is moving on 16th January.

There will be no surgery on Wednesday Afternoon (15th January) or Thursday Morning (16th January).

The practice will open at 1pm on Thursday 16th January at their new premises.

Gullane Medical Centre
Hamilton Road
EH31 2HP

Telephone: 01620 842 171

For urgent medical attention during the move please phone:

  • 01620 842 171

Latest info will always be available on their website:

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Aug 222012

Most folk nowadays knows someone who has been directly or indirectly affected by a suicide.

To those involved it is tragic and often misunderstood.

Unfortunately, Scotland heads the league table in Britain when it comes to suicide rates and it has done so for the last 30 or 40 years.

East Lothian FM have been invited to work in conjunction with Choose Life – East Lothian, Changes from Musselburgh and NHS Lothian, by presenting a series of live discussions on air in conjunction with Suicide Prevention Week, which will be running nationally from Monday 10th, to Friday 14th. September.

Each discussion will take place and broadcast daily shortly after 10.00 a.m. each morning.

This is part of a Scottish-wide national awareness campaign designed to draw the attention of the public to this most dreadful of occurrences.

The discussions will involve a cross section of people from all walks of life who regularly come into contact with patients and families of patients – including specialists, councillors and patient mentors and will include such topics as how to identify the early signs, what to do and who to turn to for help.

Extensive training courses are freely available in East Lothian for people who think they might benefit if they find themselves in the close environment of a potential victim and we will explore just what and where advice on these courses can be found.

However, and more importantly, we will be talking openly and frankly about a subject that even in these days of liberalism and social reform, is still regarded by many as Taboo.

Whether or not listeners have been affected by this most disturbing of deep and personal problems, these frank discussions will serve to make people much more aware of the front line and back-up services that are to be had here in East Lothian.