The historic building has served the people of Lothian for over 140 years. The renovation and extension maintained the character of the original hospital at the same time creating a modern and spacious city centre health centre. The revamped building includes a “living” roof made of sedum and solar panels.
Dr Gordon Scott of NHS Lothian said he was delighted to see the new centre open. “Our new home will allow us to deliver a seamless service for the public, where, for example patients can receive advice on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and contraception at the same time,” he said.