Emergency Department Royal Infirmary

In life threatening illness or injury call 999

The Emergency Department at the Royal Infirmary is not an appropriate destination if you are looking for a second opinion on an existing condition or for minor illnesses or if you have a minor injury.

Emergency Department
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (age 13 and over)
51 Little France Crescent
Old Dalkeith Road
EH16 4SA
0131 536 1000

Map showing the location of Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

The Emergency Department at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is the busiest emergency department in Scotland, seeing on average 300 patients daily.
We do not look after children under the age of 13 years. They should go directly to the Royal Hospital For Sick Children.

On arrival in the Emergency Department you will be directed to the appropriate area using a triage system, whereby you will be assessed by a member of staff and priority given to urgent cases.

Last Reviewed: 01/06/2011