The Royal Hospital for Sick Children has been caring for children and young people in the Lothians and beyond for over 150 years.
‘The Sick Kids’, as it is fondly known, provides a comprehensive range of dedicated children's services, including its own accident and emergency department.
The hospital is currently based at Sciennes, near Edinburgh city centre, and offers services including acute medical and surgical care, specialist surgical and medical care, haematology and oncology, day care and critical care. A busy outpatient department cares for more than 34,000 patients a year.
Your child’s visit to the outpatient department
If your child is about to visit to the Outpatient Department at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children please see the following leaflet for more information:
Please check the visiting times with the individual wards by calling the hospital switchboard on 0131 536 1000.
Construction of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences
This £150 million project started construction at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh site in February. The project will redevelop services from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences in a single building adjoining the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France.
The new building, which will adjoin the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh via adult and children Emergency Departments and is anticipated to open in autumn 2017.
More information about the project is available here. www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/riecampus