community, health, public sector

£8m health complex treats 50,000 patient

A PIONEERING Lothian health complex has treated its 50,000th patient. The £8 million Leith Community Treatment Centre, just off Great Junction Road, was opened last July by the then health minister Malcolm Chisholm. It provides a wide range of outpatient and day services for adults and children living in Leith and surrounding areas of north-east… Continue reading £8m health complex treats 50,000 patient

health, public sector

Improved sex education – in bid to reduce abuse

PEOPLE with learning disabilities are to get better sex education - thanks to a new initiative in Lothian. Public sector bosses hope the move will give disabled people clear guidance on their rights - and reduce cases of abuse. Brian Cavanagh, chair of NHS Lothian, said: "For a long time, the sexual and relationship needs… Continue reading Improved sex education – in bid to reduce abuse

community, health, Sun Microsystems

Life-saving boost to on-call doctors

CARING workers at Sun Microsystems in Linlithgow have donated a life-saving defibrillator to West Lothian's "out of hours" doctors' service. The machine - costing £3,700 - will be used by WestDoc to re-start the hearts of patients suffering cardiac arrests. The doctors' co-operative, which handles evening and weekend calls to local surgeries, provides cover for… Continue reading Life-saving boost to on-call doctors