Services in the new hospital

​Royal Hospital for Children & Young People, Edinburgh

The hospital provides a wide range of specialist local and regional acute inpatient and outpatient paediatric and young people’s services to the South East of Scotland and Tayside, as well as a number of national specialty services.
Although moving from a standalone building into one which incorporates DCN and CAMHS Departments, the teams are committed to retaining the ethos and culture of a children and young people’s hospital within this new build.
The move not only enables Children’s Services to expand to meet the needs of a wider age range of patients and also to help us cope with the increased levels of activity seen within areas such as Emergency Department, Critical Care and Haematology/Oncology. It also gives opportunities for Services to be redesigned and streamlined to ensure safe and sustainable care can be delivered by well trained, motivated staff within a building that is fit for purpose.

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences (DCN)

The DCN provides specialist neurology and neurosurgery assessment and treatment for adults from the South and South-east of Scotland, also sharing provision of interventional neuroradiology cover for the whole of Scotland. Joint working between the Department and the University of Edinburgh to provide clinical care, state-of-the-art equipment, teaching and research, benefits both patients and staff and contributes to the Department’s status as a leader in its field.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service provides a tiered model of service delivery involving community development, outpatient, day patient and inpatient facilities for children and adolescents up to their 18th birthday. The new build will provide Tier four Services; intervention and support for children, young people and their families. Five distinct services will be sited within the new unit, the CAMHS Inpatient unit, the Children’s day service (Primary age), the Adolescent Day Programme, the Early Psychosis Support Service and the Intensive Treatment Service.  Whilst each service has its own specialism and identity there is much joint working, sharing of resources and movement between them of children, young people and families.

Last Reviewed: 08/06/2017