RHSC & DCN construction update
Construction of the new building which will house the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service at Little France has passed the one year mark. The latest time lapse construction video is now available to view on the project website. The concrete frame, floors and core works continue across all areas. The first stages of the external wall works (facing the Chancellors Building) are moving on, with both frames, boards and windows being installed. Cladding will follow on in due course. Internally, the setting out of partitions, fixing of electrical cables, ventilation and internal flights of stairs are also being developed.
 
Hospital design and commissioning groups 
The approval of the designs for each department in the new building has now finished. The project team would like to thank the leads for each of the departments for their input into the process. Work continues in relation to reviewing and signing off a range of hospital wide strategies. The recent focus has been on blinds and curtains, fire control, landscaping, access and security.
 
The RHSC & DCN Commissioning Group is now well established and following an initial meeting in January relevant service-level sub groups have been identified and established to take forward the commissioning process.  These groups will look at preparing staff and departments for the move to the new building.
 
A number of HR sessions have also been held and these sessions looked at organisational change policy and process and leading people and teams through change.
 
Critical Care and Pharmacy redevelopments at RIE
Phase 1 of the construction programme to create a new 42 bedded critical care area has now been completed. Phase 2 construction continues within the bedded areas on wards 115 and 116, and will last until the end of June. The works will be completed in January 2017. The construction project in Pharmacy will now start in April 2016 and will take in excess of one year. The work will provide a bigger state of the art aseptic facility, robotics and new patient waiting facilities.
 
Arts and Therapeutic Design
Design development by artists and design teams continues to be well received across staff and patients groups. Enter our Instagram competition and you could win £245 to spend on a family photo session. Simply take a photo of something that you pass on your way to work or whilst going about your day in Edinburgh and the Lothians - it could be a landmark, a sign, a view, something very familiar or surprising. Upload it to Instagram with the hashtag #Iwentpastthistoday by the end of March. The photos will offer ideas and inspiration to artists creating illustrations for the walls of the new hospital. Winners will be chosen by Susan Grant, Arts Manager, Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation and illustrator David Galletly. You can see a list of all of our projects in the charity section of this website.

Last Reviewed: 24/03/2016