Designs for new hospital for children and young people go on show

The concept designs for Lothian’s new hospital for children and young people will go on show next week.

A series of public information events will be held over the coming weeks to allow members of the public and NHS Lothian staff to view and comment on the proposed development.

The new hospital, due to open in 2013, will provide 21st century care in a happy, safe and supportive environment suited to the needs of children, young people and their families – and will help NHS Lothian deliver its vision to be one of the top 25 healthcare providers in the world.

Children, young people, families and staff have already had considerable input into the design process and their ideas and suggestions have been incorporated into the concept designs going on display.

Brian Currie, Project Director, NHS Lothian said:

 “We want the new hospital to be at the leading edge of clinical care for children and are working hard to ensure it is a worthy replacement for our current children's hospital - continuing 150 years of pioneering paediatric healthcare in the Lothians.
“The location of the new hospital, next to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France, will ensure we provide the safest possible hospital care for children, with the dedicated team of clinical staff able to work closely with their colleagues in both maternity and adult services.”

The public information events will take place on:

 

Date

Location

Times

Mon 26 April

RHSC - main reception

1000 – 1700

Tues 27 April

St John’s Hospital, Livingston - main reception

1330 – 1700

Wed 28 April

Craigmillar Library

1300 – 1900

Thurs 29 April

Western General Hospital – Anne Ferguson building reception

0900 – 1300

Fri 30 April

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh – main mall

1000 – 1700

Tues 4 May

Royal Edinburgh Hospital – Mackinnon House

0900 – 1300

 

NHS Lothian staff will be on hand at these times to answer questions and ask people to record their comments.

For more information about the project, please visit www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/GoingToHospital/Locations/RHSC/NewRHSC, write to Royal Hospital for Sick Children, RHSC Re-Provision Project Office, 9 Sciennes Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1LF
 or email  RHSC.Reprovision@luht.scot.nhs.uk  

19/04/2010