Portrait image of Amal Al Sayegh

Amal Al Sayegh

“What I really value about it is that it’s a personal space where I can have personal items that have been given to me over the year. So when I come in, I can remember that I’m a mother and sister and wife and a daughter, I’m not a consultant psychiatrist.”

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Portrait of Christine Forrest

Christine Forrest

“Some days I wish I was a bee, honestly.”

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Portrait of Craig Hurnauth

Craig Hurnauth

“This is the room where I spend the vast majority of my time with patients and organising things for patients. If I’m not in my office, I’m in here. I also call this my wee dookit.”

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Portrait of Mamie Cunningham

Mamie Cunningham

“I’m actually dressed as an elf today because it’s leading up to Christmas and it is a baby ward, so there’s wee kids who come in. I’ve got Mrs Claus as well and I dress up on Halloween for the kids so I can give them sweets and stuff at the desk.”

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Portrait of Melony Gannon

Melony Gannon

“This outside space is just such a little suntrap, it’s ideal. Everybody can enjoy the fresh air, enjoy the sunshine and just have some private space away from the ward.”

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Nurse and elderly patient smiling at each other

Reminiscence Interactive Therapy Activities (RITA)

Everyone has a story to tell and our colleagues at NHS Lothian are helping their patients tell theirs. Thanks to […]

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Climate Challenge Grants support reduction of single-use plastics across NHS Lothian

Thanks to funding from NHS Lothian Charity through their Climate Challenge Grants programme, NHS Lothian is rolling out the use […]

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Same Day Emergency Care Department using Lumera equipment to detect blood clots

Point of Care device has a big impact in Same Day Emergency Care

The Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) team at the Western General Hospital can now speed up access to results for […]

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Andy Mackay, Site Director at St John's Hospital stood by the new charging point in A&E

13 April 2023

NHS Lothian Charity supports free phone charging in NH...

Thanks to funding from NHS Lothian Charity, patients and visitors attending accident and emergency or minor injuries now have access to free, fast charging for mobile devices in as little as 30 minutes.

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Amy Young, NHS Lothian Charity Fundraiser, presenting a check to REDU, St John's

Amy’s story – Why I wanted to raise money and say thank you to the Regional Eating Disorders Unit team who saved my life

Amy Young struggled for years with a combination of bulimia, anorexia and over-exercise. As Amy continues with her recovery, she […]

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