I spent most of Wednesday at the NHS Lothian Board meeting in their fabulous new Head Quarters in Waverley Gate at the east end of Princes St. My first visit to that building was many years ago just after it had closed as the GPO and it was hosting a German Beer Festival. Lots of Bratwurst and Fustenberg and the obligatory ompah Band.
The new offices are fantastic and, while many staff are still moving in, most I have talked to have been very positive about the move. The fact that it is only 3 minutes walk from my office at the City Chambers is an added bonus! The views from the various rooms are amazing ranging from looking down over the old town to the view over to Calton Hill.
Issues covered included Palliative Care, Health Care Acquired Infection and we had a really interesting discussion on the role of Health within the built environment. And not an Ompah band in sight!