This project will redevelop services from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences in a single building adjoining the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France.
NHS Lothian is committed to maintaining Edinburgh’s reputation as a world-class centre for medicine. This project will help to provide the people of Lothian, and Scotland, with facilities and services that ensure they receive the highest possible standards of care.
The new co-located building will see services from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service brought together in a modern and high-quality setting at Little France.
Construction works will start soon and the new building, which will adjoin the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, is anticipated to open in autumn 2017.
The six storey building (including basement) will have a large atrium with a shop and café, a stunning skylight linking both hospital entrances, a helipad on the roof and a link building adjoining adult and paediatric emergency departments.
It will also bring with it an increase in single rooms with ensuite facilities and a range of new technology. This project will see a combined building constructed next to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, bringing paediatric care, specialist neonatal care, neurosciences and adult and children’s emergency departments together on one site.