Alison Macdonald, who has been Interim Director of Health and Social Care in East Lothian for the past nine months, has been announced as the new permanent Director. Alison said:
This is a really exciting time for the East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership. We are beginning to see the positive impact of a range of integration initiatives. ‘There’s lots on the go with the delivery of the new East Lothian Community Hospital, our ongoing work around reproviding some of our older hospitals and care homes, and our focus on driving forward multi-disciplinary working and improvements in access to primary care. ‘I would like to take this opportunity to say how much I appreciate the support, insight and commitment of our staff and partners. You play a key role in helping us develop integrated services that meet local needs. Together, we can make a real difference to health, social care and wellbeing in East Lothian’.