Clean energy wind turbines beside a shore

22 April 2024

NHS Lothian Charity’s new investment ethos strengthe...

As a long-time responsible investor, NHS Lothian Charity is now pushing its consideration beyond avoidance of harmful investments and significant Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks, to a more intentional approach that aims to deliver positive impact.

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Isla watching the virtual reality film beside an NHS Lothian member of staff

14 February 2024

NHS Lothian Charity supports children to prepare for s...

NHS Lothian Charity has supported the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People (RHCYP) to become one of the first in Scotland to use a virtual reality headset to help children prepare for surgery.

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16 January 2024

Kennedy Wilson helps keep patients connected at the We...

Global real estate investment company, Kennedy Wilson, has generously donated £10,000 to NHS Lothian Charity to support free enhanced WiFi for patients at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh for one year.

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Climate Challenge Grants - Reuseable Surgical Hats

28 December 2023

NHS Lothian Charity supports Breast Theatre staff to r...

A team at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh is significantly reducing operating room waste and saving money after introducing reusable surgical hats thanks to a Climate Challenge Grant from NHS Lothian Charity.

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Tonic Arts Commission at East Lothian Community Hospital called Glade

20 November 2023

Prestigious healthcare award win sees Tonic Arts recog...

NHS Lothian Charity’s Tonic Arts Programme received an award win at the 2023 Building Better Healthcare Awards, held at The Brewery in London, for their holistic and pioneering art and environment strategy at the new East Lothian Community Hospital in Haddington.

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NHS staff smiling at the camera dressed as elves for the National 'Elf Service

16 November 2023

Help NHS Lothian Charity bring Christmas cheer to pati...

NHS Lothian Charity has launched its new festive event, The National ‘Elf Service Day, to help support NHS Lothian staff to bring Christmas cheer to patients in hospitals and communities, creating joyful memories for those who are unwell.

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Our Common Humanity by artist Juli Bolaños-Durman

10 October 2023

Tonic Arts marks World Mental Health Day with the open...

Our Common Humanity was commissioned by Tonic Arts, NHS Lothian Charity’s award-winning Arts in Health programme. It is one of over 60 major pieces of art and design commissioned by the charity for healthcare settings, across Edinburgh and Lothians, since the programme was first established in 2015.

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4 October 2023

NHS Lothian Charity signs Funder Commitment to Tackle ...

NHS Lothian Charity has signed a commitment to do more to tackle the cause and impacts of climate change. The ‘Funder Commitment on Climate Change’ recognises that the growing climate emergency is a serious risk to the pursuit of charitable goals and that funders have a responsibility to ensure they are managing and distributing resources in a way that recognises and responds to this threat.

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1 October 2023

NHS Lothian staff and patients take on 5K challenge to...

Staff and patients from William Fraser Centre and Islay Centre undertook a 5K walk to raise money for NHS Lothian Charity and help support therapeutic ponies for the Centres at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

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The London Symphony Orchestra in the NHS Project from Edinburgh International Festival. Photo – Mihaela Bodlovic

22 August 2023

London Symphony Orchestra Strikes a Chord with Staff a...

World-renowned London Symphony Orchestra has performed a series of ground-breaking concerts at four hospitals across NHS Lothian as part of the Edinburgh International Festival. The uplifting events, organised in collaboration with NHS Lothian Charity, saw patients and staff enjoy some respite and distraction through an afternoon of music.

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