Realising the Benefits

​The current facilities used by the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service have served us very well for many years. However they are no longer able to provide the healthcare of today. As the way in which we treat our patients evolves, so our facilities must develop in order to maintain the high level of healthcare we strive to provide.

Construction of the £150m building started in February 2015 and it will open to patients in spring 2018. Linking to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh via child and adult emergency departments, the new six floor building will provide many benefits, including:
  • First-class healthcare in modern facilities that meet national guidelines
  • 242 beds with more than 60 per cent in single, ensuite rooms
  • 10 theatres and 10 wards, including a paediatric critical care unit and day care facilities
  • Co-location of services, reducing the need for emergency transfers between hospitals
  • A helipad on the roof with direct access to child and adult emergency departments
  • Modern imaging equipment
  • Children and adolescents suffering from physical and mental health problems will benefit from the immediate availability of both specialties
  • Strengthening research and education within the Edinburgh Bioquarter
    Easy to navigate signage, with a different theme and colour scheme for each floor
  • A family hotel with 26 bedrooms
  • An atrium with a shop, café and stunning skylight linking both entrance ways
  • WiFi for patients.

Last Reviewed: 08/06/2017