Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
51 Little France Crescent
Old Dalkeith Road
EH16 4SA
Telephone: 0131 536 1000

The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is a major acute teaching hospital. With a 24-hour accident and emergency department, it provides a full range of acute medical and surgical services for patients from across Lothian and specialist services for people from across the south east of Scotland and beyond.

Visiting times

Please check the visiting times with the individual wards. You can do this by calling the ward through the hospital switchboard on 0131 536 1000.


The Royal Infirmary provides a range of expert medical and surgical services, including:

  • Accident and emergency
  • Acute medicine
  • Cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Laboratories
  • Maternity, gynaecology and neonatal units
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Renal (kidney) medicine and dialysis
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Sleep medicine
  • Transplant surgery (kidney and liver transplant)
  • Vascular surgery.

For a complete list of services at Lothian hospitals, look at our A to Z of Services.

Construction of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences at Little France

Work to develop the new £150 million building which will house the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service started at Little France in February 2015.

The new building will welcome its first patients in 2018 and you can keep up-to-date with what is happening on site at the project webpage:

Last Reviewed: 18/08/2017