Health and social care

Our buildings are now either closed or have limited access because of the Coronavirus. However, our services are continuing. If you need help, please get in touch.

No. 11 Dalkeith

No. 11 in Dalkeith has restricted access to the building. Service users should call 0131 285 9600 to access services or make an appointment. Priority will be given to the highest risk clients and maintaining medication supplies.

Care Homes and Intermediate Care facilities

All Care Home and Intermediate Care facilities are now closed to visitors. This is for the safety of residents and staff.

Contact your Care Home Manager if you need to discuss your particular circumstances. 

Care at Home

Our Care at Home visits are continuing. 

Please note these might be subject to change e.g. the time of your visit.  Your Care at Home provider will keep in touch directly.

We really appreciate your patience at this difficult time.

Unpaid carers

Community pharmacies

Community pharmacies are under huge pressure at the moment due to increased volumes of requests. We need your help to relieve that pressure.  

Important

  • Do not order your repeat prescription ahead of schedule - stick to your normal cycle.
  • Only order what you need.
  • Due to increased requests, it is taking longer than normal to dispense prescriptions.  Give your pharmacist more time, not less.
  • Get someone to collect on your behalf if you have to self-isolate.

We are working to expand capacity of delivery services across Midlothian.

Showing symptoms of coronavirus?

You must not visit the pharmacy. Instead, follow the latest guidance

Following these guidelines will ease pressure on our pharmacies and make sure everyone gets the medicine they need when they need it. 

Thank you for your support. 

Hawthorn Family Learning Centre

Hawthorn Family Learning Centre remains open to support our most vulnerable families. This support is prearranged and by appointment. Please do not attend the centre unannounced. If you and your family are needing support please contact Children’s Services on 0131 271 3413.

The centre works with pre-5 children in partnership their parents/carers. The centre also works with children with disability or affected by disability.

Hearing aids 

Hearing aid clinics in Dalkeith and Penicuik are suspended.

For hearing aid batteries:

  • call Audiology on 0131 536 1637 or email [email protected] to request batteries be sent by post. You can also request batteries to pick up from Eastfield Medical Practice and Midlothian Community Hospital. 

Alternatively

Midlothian Community Hospital 

Midlothian Community Hospital is closed to visitors. This is to limit the spread of the coronavirus and to protect vulnerable patients, as well as staff.

Visiting will continue in specific circumstances, for example patients receiving end of life care.  All current relatives have been contacted by ward staff.

Unpaid carers

Please read this update on emergency planning.

Young carers

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