Critical Care, Renal and Transplant and other developments

In order to prepare services at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for the arrival of the new hospital in 2017 there will be a number of works taking place in the hospital over the next few years.
One major project has now started and will see an expansion in the Critical Care Services to create a 42 bedded Critical Care Unit to include Neurology.
This will be developed in wards 115,116,117 and 118 over the next 18 months. Part of this expansion will see a new purpose-built Renal and Transplant High Dependency Unit constructed on the second floor.
Ward 118 has 18 Critical Care beds and in order to allow this work to take place we need to relocate beds to other critical care areas during the two phases of the work.
Phase One: 6-19 July: 10 beds in ward 118 will be relocated to ward 117 (x four beds) and 112 (x five beds), SJH ICU (x one bed)
Phase Two: 7-20 September: eight beds will be relocated to ward 117 (x four beds) and 112 ( x four beds)
Works to develop the Surgical Observation Unit (SOU) are also nearing completion and this new area is anticipated to open to patients in July. The Vanguard Unit which has housed the SOU during construction will be removed as part of these works.

Last Reviewed: 04/12/2015