West Lothian is served by St John's Hospital in Livingston, which has a 24-hour Accident and Emergency department and a wide range of specialist health care and medical services.
St John's Hospital is based in Howden, Livingston. Full details can be found on the NHS Lothian website.
How to find St John's Hospital
Howden Road West
Telephone: 01506 523000
St Michael's Hospital
St Michael's hospital is situated in Linlithgow. The hospital's catering, laundry and maintenance is supplied by St Johns Hospital.
St Michael's is a 30- bedded mix sex unit comprising of bays and single room accommodation. The patients who are admitted are normally over the age of sixty five, however dependent on patient choice, there are people admitted under the age of sixty five.
The Hospital does predominantly provide continuing care to patients in the end stages of their illness, both cancer and non-cancer specific. The Hospital offers a facility for patients to be admitted on a regular basis to allow for a review of their condition and any support or investigations can then be carried out during that admission.
The local Linlithgow GP practice is responsible for the routine medical day to day needs of the patients, and the consultant visits to review the patients in a more in-depth review process.
Other agencies or departments required are referred to and can be arranged to visit the unit. St Michaels is well supported by volunteers and the league of friends who organise activities, trips, entertainment or if required some one to one time with individuals.
This is an essential part of the hospital life to enhance the patient experience. St Michael's also has access to the day hospital facility, which shares the same site.
St Michael's Hospital Switchboard telephone: 01506 842053