Date lodged: 24 May 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what services will be available at the new East Lothian community hospital and when people will be able to access these.
Answered by: Shona Robison 6 June 2016
Construction programmes are being finalised for the new facility and the current Roodlands services will be maintained throughout the build programme. NHS Lothian are planning for a phased handover and at this time it is anticipated some outpatient services, such as imaging will be available in the new hospital by mid-2018 with full occupation anticipated in mid-2020.
Services currently planned include:
General Outpatients Department clinics:
Ophthalmology and retinopathy
Cardiology and aortic screening
Urology and enuresis
Child medicine and surgical
Musculo-skeletal and Rheumatology
Learning disabilities and Mental Health
Medical and Medicine for the Elderly
Podiatry and orthotics
Medicals for taxi drivers
There are recurring changes to the availability and frequency of the clinics.
Cardiac echo and ECG
Out of Hours
Mental Health OPD
Mental Health for Elderly
Non acute medicine/Medicine of the Elderly
Treatment floor (day cases):
IV treatment (transfusions and infusions)
Staff support area:
Office space for community based staff groups e.g. Care Home Team, Learning Disabilities Team, Hospital at Home, domiciliary AHPs, Mental Health home team, District Nurses, Hospital to Home, Macmillan Nursing service.
Speech and Language Therapy
Mental Health tribunal
Nursing and AHP management
Diabetic Specialist Nurse