What is Proud Histories New Chapters?

An exciting new chapter in the proud histories of The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service will begin in 2018 when they move to a purpose-built home at Little France.

 
Maintaining and building on these histories is important to patients, staff, families and visitors. It is from our feedback with these groups that Proud Histories New Chapters has evolved, celebrating what has been achieved and looking forward to the many exciting opportunities which lie ahead.
 

Proud Histories

The Royal Hospital for Sick Children has been saving children’s lives for over 150 years and, throughout this time, has established a reputation as a world leader in a number of fields.
 
The Department of Clinical Neurosciences was the first neurosurgical unit in Scotland, opened in Edinburgh in 1937, and has recently celebrated 50 years in its current home at the Western General Hospital. When it opened, the unique theatre design attracted worldwide attention and the unit has continued to play an important role in advancing neurosurgery.
 
The award winning Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service has been operating in Edinburgh over three decades and will move from the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Morningside.

New Chapters

Maintaining the history and heritage of Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, has been a recurring theme received when speaking with patients, staff, families and visitors.
 
Having paediatric care, specialist neonatal care, neurosciences and adult and children’s emergency departments on one site will reduce the need for emergency transfers between hospitals, and will insure that our teams can share expertise for the benefit of all our patients.
 
Our staff, patients, families and the wider public have played a key role in shaping the design of the new hospital. Your input will continue to play an invaluable role as we near the hospital move in 2018.
 
  • 242 beds
  • 60% single, ensuite rooms
  • 10 theatres and 10 wards
  • Welcoming and therapeutic space
  • Family hotel with 26 bedrooms
  • Atrium with shops and café
  • WiFi for patients
  • Helipad on the roof
  • Modern imaging equipment
  • Strengthening research and education
  • Supporting major trauma patients
  • Adjoining child and adult Emergency Departments
  • Physical and mental health specialties on the same site.
 
 

Last Reviewed: 08/06/2017