As you may be aware the future of the Edington Hospital is under threat following the news that inpatient services at the hospital have been shut for three months from the 13th of September, before being reviewed in December. This change means that Edington’s six inpatient beds - and the staff that accompany them - have been moved to the East Lothian Community Hospital in Haddington. The reason given for the closure of inpatient services is due to staff sickness and absences in other areas.
Since the announcement of the closure of inpatient services, I have been contacted by residents, community groups and health professionals all of whom are gravely concerned about the future of the hospital.
This decision was taken without community consultation and that is wrong. The views of local people should always be listened to before changes as important as these are made.
Therefore, I have put together my own short survey to ensure I fully understand your views. I would be very grateful if you could take a couple of minutes to complete the survey below.
I want to be able to demonstrate fully to NHS Lothian and the Scottish Government how strongly our community feels about having the Edington in place and having more health facilities in our area.