Emergency department drum to be dismantled as part of RIE developments

Work to prepare the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh site for the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences continues apace.
 
The process to remove part of the Emergency Department drum started this week. This work will allow for a link building to be created which will join the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences.
 
Brian Currie, Project Director, Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences, NHS Lothian said: “There are a number of ongoing developments at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh site and I’d like to thank patients, staff and visitors for their cooperation and understanding while this project progresses.
 
“The process to remove the drum will allow us to create a link between the current adult emergency department and future paediatric emergency department once the new building is completed in 2017.
 
“Safety is our number one priority during these works. In the longer term they will bring significant benefits to the current hospital site, along with the creation of a new Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences on the site of Car Park B.”
 
In order for the work to take place there are some minor diversions to the road layout directly in front of the Emergency Department. Patients, staff and visitors are asked where possible to avoid the area during these works.
 
Construction of the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences will begin later this year and will open in 2017. 
14/03/2014