Find out how to get to hospitals and treatment centres in South East Scotland (Borders, Dumfries and Galloway and Fife) whether you are travelling by car, ambulance or public transport or need help getting to an appointment. You can find out where the nearest GP surgeries, hospitals, pharmacies or travel clinics are, and directions on how to find them, on NHS24 local services.
Borders General Hospital
Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary
Edinburgh Cancer Centre, Edinburgh
Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline
Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh
St John's Hospital, Livingston
Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy
Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Western General Hospital, if you live in Dumfries and Galloway
Western General Hospital
The Scottish Ambulance Service provides transport for patients who need support to
reach their healthcare appointments if they have medical or mobility
needs that prevent them from travelling independently and require the
support of ambulance staff during the journey. The core service
operates between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank
To request a journey by ambulance, patients should call the ambulance booking line on 0300 123 1236
(calls are charged at local rates for both landlines and mobiles). Patients who are hard of hearing, deaf or speech impaired can contact
the service through Text Relay on: 18001- 0300 123 1236.
Callers will be asked a series of questions about their condition and -
if appropriate - the ambulance booking will be confirmed during the
call. Ambulance transport may be requested up to 28 days before the
healthcare appointment. Patients who need support making the call should
ask their GP or carer.
The Cancer Cars
website helps you find voluntary organisations which provide a personal
transport service to hospital appointments throughout Scotland.
Dial-a-Ride / Dial--a-Bus provides a door-to-door transport service for people with limited mobility who are unable to use ordinary buses.
Parking is available on all the main Lothian sites but may be limited. Parking within NHS Lothian (NHS Lothian website).
In response to patients having difficulties in finding car parking spaces at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre, an Assisted Parking Scheme (48k) has been developed by NHS Lothian, for patients attending appointments there.
Plan your bus journey (Transportdirect.info website)
There is a 400/X400 bus service which runs daily between St. John's Hospital, Livingston and the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
If you are travelling in and around Edinburgh by bus, my bus tracker lets you quickly check bus times.
Travelling by foot?
Search for walking directions using the walkit website journey planner.