St John's Hospital

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Livingston, United Kingdom

Hospital description

St John’s Hospital is a modern teaching hospital that provides a comprehensive and expanding range of services for the people of Lothian and beyond.

The hospital, based at Howden in Livingston, has a 24-hour Accident and Emergency department and a range of specialist services including burns treatment and plastic surgery.

There is a full paediatric service at the hospital, including an acute receiving unit, special baby unit, paediatric ward and a comprehensive range of outpatient services.

St John’s is home to the Short Stay Elective Surgical Centre, which opened in January 2011, and treats around 3,000 patients a year from across Lothian for day surgery.

The hospital also hosts Lothian’s specialist head and neck unit and the Hooper Hand Unit, and has a reputation for excellence in maternity services, with around 3,000 babies born at the hospital every year. During 2014, the labour suite and special care baby unit were refurbished and upgraded.​

Taken from the Hospital website


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Public


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