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Midlothian Community Hospital

Front entrance of Midlothian Community HospitalMidlothian Community Hospital provides many important health care services for the Midlothian area. It is located at Mayshade South, Bonnyrigg (close to the A7 Hardengreen Roundabout). The hospital was designed with input from local people and from groups that use the services it provides. This was hugely important in making sure that everything would be focused on the needs of patients, their families, carers, and staff. It also had an important influence on the look and feel of the hospital, making sure it has a homely atmosphere.

The hospital was built in partnership between the NHS and the private sector. Certain roles, such as looking after the building, its grounds and utilities such as energy and water, are carried out by Robertson Facility Management and not NHS Lothian. The car park is free and has 112 spaces, including 20 bays for disabled drivers.

The Midlothian Community Hospital allows patients to receive more services and have better facilities at the heart of their own community, without having to travel to Edinburgh.

Inpatient services

Midlothian Community Hospital has 84 beds: 40 frail elderly continuing care beds and 44 frail elderly mental health beds. These include 24 assessment beds for older people with mental health problems and 20 continuing care beds for older people with mental health problems.

All beds are in single rooms – with the exception of a 4-bed bay for patients who have just been admitted and need close short-term observation.

Services for inpatients:

  • Admissions and assessment services for older people with mental health problems
  • Continuing care for older people with mental health problems
  • Continuing care for frail and elderly people
  • Physiotherapy and occupational therapy

At Home Hub – based in the Assessment for Daily Living (ADL) Flat on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The hub aims to promote and introduce technologies to support people living with dementia including those with dementia, their carers and family members. Visitors to the hub can access technologies to support health, wellbeing and activities for daily living including telecare. Home visits are also available.

Out-of-hours GP services

Midlothian Community Hospital is also the base for the out-of-hours GP service, providing care for problems which are not life-threatening emergencies but cannot wait for the doctors’ surgery to open.

Midlothian Community Hospital does not have an accident and emergency service. The nearest A&E department is at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE) or for children under 13, at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC).

There are a range of outpatient services for patients who have been referred by their GPs or other specialists. More patients can be seen sooner and can receive more of their care close to where they live. Outpatient clinics (See following) are run by consultants and other expert clinicians from various hospitals, including the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, the Western General Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. NHS Lothian tries to respond to local need and to encourage services to hold clinics in Midlothian that would otherwise be difficult for people to get to.

Midlothian Community Hospital Clinics

  • ChildHealth
  • Baby Massage
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health(CAMHS)
  • Child Audiology
  • Child Dieticians
  • Child Eye Clinic
  • Child Health Clinics (Paediatrician)
  • Child Orthotics
  • Child Physiotherapy
  • Child Urology
  • Dads To Be Classes
  • Therapies and Health Improvement
  • Dietitians
  • Healthy Living Group
  • Lifestyle management Group
  • Pace Exercise Class
  • Speech therapy
  • Weight management
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Cruse bereavement counselling
  • Joint Mental Health Team clinics (psychology, adult psychiatry, community psychiatric nurses)
  • Mental Health Nurse therapists
  • Midlothian Wellbeing Access Point
  • Old Age Psychiatry
  • Smoking, Alcohol and Drug Use
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Stop smoking service
  • General medical
  • Aortic aneurysm screening
  • Diabetic eye screening (retinopathy)
  • Hearing aid batteries - collection point for replacement batteries
  • Heart failure nurse
  • Lymphoedema (fluid on limbs)
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation classes
  • Stoma clinic
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray – plain films only

Other clinics in Midlothian

  • Bonnyrigg Health Centre
  • Baby Massage
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health(CAMHS)
  • Child Health Clinics (Paediatrician)
  • Child Orthotics
  • Cruse Bereavement Counselling
  • Diabetic eye screening (retinopathy)
  • Dietitians
  • Edinburgh and the Lothians Council on Alcohol
  • Living Well Program - Occupational Therapy
  • Health In Mind - Guided Self Management
  • Joint Mental Health Team clinics
  • Mental Health Nurse Therapists
  • Mid and East Lothian Drugs
  • Midwife
  • Myapas Counselling
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Speech therapy
  • Stop smoking service
  • Old Age Phychiatry
  • Weight management
  • Dalkeith Health Centre
  • Baby massage
  • Chalmers Sexual Health Centre/ Family Planning
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health(CAMHS)
  • Child Audiology
  • Child Health Clinics (Paediatrician)
  • Couple counselling – Lothian
  • Dietitians
  • Edinburgh and Lothian Council on Alcohol
  • Health in Mind – guided self management
  • Mental Health Nurse therapists
  • Midwife
  • MYPAS counselling
  • Obstetrician clinic
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Stop smoking service
  • Newbattle Medical Centre
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Child Health Clinics
  • Department of Clinical Neuroscience
  • Dietitians
  • Joint Mental Health Team clinics
  • Mental Health Nurse therapists
  • Midwife
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Stop smoking service
  • Wellbeing Team (Thistle)
  • Penicuik Health Centre
  • Cruse Bereavement Counselling
  • Edinburgh and Lothian Council on Alcohol
  • Hearing aid batteries - collection point for replacement batteries
  • Mid and East Lothian Drugs (MELD)
  • Midwife
  • MYPAS counselling
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Stop smoking service
  • Wellbeing Team (Thistle)
  • Eastfield Medical Centre
  • Alzheimer Scotland
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS)
  • Child Health Clinics (Paediatrician)
  • Cruse Bereavement Counselling
  • Diabetic eye screening (retinopathy)
  • Edinburgh and Lothian Council on Alcohol (ELCA)
  • Gateway to Recovery Team
  • Hearing aid batteries - collection point for replacement batteries
  • Joint Mental Health Team clinics
  • Mental Health Nurse therapists
  • Midlothian Wellbeing Access Point
  • Midwife
  • MYPAS counselling
  • Old Age Psychiatry

There are five privately owned medical centres in Midlothian;

  • Danderhall Medical Practice
  • Loanhead Medical Practice
  • Newbyres Medical Group
  • Pathead Medical Centre
  • Roslin Medical Practice

Please check with these medical practices to be informed of the clinics they host.

For more information, contact Catherine Tel: Telephone logo 0131 271 3411 Email: email symbol catherine.evans@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

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