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Red Dot Radio open day

November 7, 2014 by


Red Dot radio, the ‘on-air’ name of the Edinburgh Hospital Broadcasting Service, was founded as Forth Radio Network in 1962 and it’s been entertaining patients in Edinburgh hospitals ever since! Originally serving over 16 hospitals in the early days, the main audience is now in the Western General Hospital and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. On […]

NHS Lothian: Looking after our visitors

August 13, 2014 by


Western’s Minor Injuries Clinic: help for holidaymakers They say Edinburgh’s population more than doubles at this time of year, and NHS Lothian is in the middle of another busy August as thousands of tourists have arrived in the city for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Festival Practice has been created to treat the influx of tourists […]

A week on Ward 72: new exhibition at Western General

July 30, 2014 by


LOCAL arts and disability organisation, Artlink, is pleased to present an exhibition of drawings by Mark Kirkham – ‘The Edinburgh Sketcher’- documenting his observations as an artist-in-residence at the Royal Victoria Building at the Western General on Ward 72. The exhibition also shows Mark’s perspective – as a parent – of time spent in Edinburgh’s […]

Valuable ring recovered following Western theft

June 5, 2014 by


Local Police have recovered a valuable gold ring as part of the ongoing Operation Wolf. The ring was stolen at the Western General Hospital but was tracked down to a local second-hand shop and has now been returned to it’s delighted owner. A 73-year-old man was visiting the hospital on 1 May and washed his […]

Six supsended at Western following drink allegations

January 4, 2014 by


Six Western General Hospital porters have been suspended following allegations they were drinking while on duty on New Year’s Day. NHS Lothian has initiated an investigation and says it is treating the incident “extremely seriously”. It is understood that a nurse found the porters drinking in a staff room and alerted management. George Curley, NHS Lothian’s […]

Duchess of York opens teenage cancer centre at Western

December 19, 2013 by


Sarah, Duchess of York has opened a £1.35m facility at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital for young people with cancer. The Duchess chatted to some of the first young patients to benefit from the new facilities at the Western. About 200 young people are diagnosed with cancer in Scotland every year. This new, state-of-the-art facility created in […]

Fancy that – free fun FACE fundraising fair

November 25, 2013 by


F.A.C.E. are holding their Christmas Fair at the Western General Hospital (Edinburgh Cancer Centre) on Saturday 7 December from 11am – 3pm. There are a variety of stalls, entertainment, refreshments and fun for all the family – and entrance is FREE! F. A. C. E. is a fund founded in 1990 and is part of the Edinburgh […]

MoonWalk boost for Western’s Mammography Unit

October 30, 2013 by


MoonWalkers transform Edinburgh’s Mammography Services!  Care for breast patients in Edinburgh will be transformed thanks to the opening of a state-of-the-art Mammography Department at the Western General Hospital. The upgraded and extended department at the Western General Hospital was funded by donations of £1.4 million raised by the annual MoonWalk Scotland in Edinburgh and the unit was officially […]

Crewe Road South fatality: man charged

July 5, 2013 by


Police have arrested and charged a man in connection with a fatal road collision that happened at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh last year. Mary Dawson (81) died as a result of injuries she sustained in a collision with a Skoda Superb car outside the Anne Ferguson Building, around 4pm on December 4. A […]

Salmond praises Scotland’s volunteers during Western General visit

June 7, 2013 by


First Minister Alex Salmond worked alongside longstanding Royal Voluntary Service volunteers at the Western General Hospital yesterday. As part of Volunteers’ Week, the First Minister spent an hour meeting volunteers and staff of the Royal Voluntary Service (formerly known as the WRVS), serving tea at the hospital café and chatting to staff, patients and visitors. The First Minister said […]