Involving People and Your Feedback

We are committed to involving people, whether patients, staff or members of the general public, to work together to help shape and improve services.

Patients and carers

The work of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children Family Council has focused a great deal on this project in recent years. If you have experience of the hospital as the parent or carer of patients and are interested in joining this group, please contact
A Young People’s Advisory Group was set up in 2006 specifically to involve teenagers with experience of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in shaping the future. If you are aged 12-21 and interested in joining this group then please contact
The Department of Clinical Neurosciences Patient Reference Group was set up in 2008 to involve patients and carers, and any voluntary organisations that may represent them, in planning for clinical neurosciences. To reflect the joint project and shared facility that we are building, this group now meets with representatives of the patients, carers and volunteer representatives of children and young people too. If you are interested in joining the RHSC and Department of Clinical Neurosciences Patient Focus and Public Involvement Group then please contact

Staff involvement

The staff in Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services have been involved extensively in planning for the project. They have advised the project team and architects developing the reference design. Staff are kept informed of project progress through NHS Lothian publications, including the staff intranet, and through their management structures.
NHS Lothian works in partnership with the trade unions and professional associations, and the project team includes a Partnership Lead who is responsible forensuring that the interests of staff are represented.

Public consultation

Members of the public have been invited to comment through the process to secureplanning permission for the new building at Little France. This involved displays and the opportunity to question project staff in a range of locations, including hospital sites and public libraries.

Other stakeholders

The new development will be home to a number of regional and national speciality services and as a result will receive revenue support from NHS Scotland and other health boards in the South East and Tayside area. A Project Stakeholder Board has been established to ensure these organisations and groups are kept informed of developments in the project.

Your feedback

NHS Lothian wants to involve patients, public, staff and voluntary organisations in the process of creating our new children and young people's hospital and department of clinical neurosciences.
Please send us your queries about the project.  We look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions as we all work together to build the best hospital we can.
Please use this form for your comments, suggestions or queries.
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Last Reviewed: 04/12/2015