Hospital's opening date revealed

Published: 30 May 2019

NHS Lothian has confirmed the opening date for the new £150 million Royal Hospital for Children and Young People.

From 9 July, the Children’s Emergency Department (ED) will transfer to the new hospital next to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France. The facility will also open its doors to new patients on that date.

Staff, patients and their families and friends have all contributed to imagining and creating this world-class hospital...

Jim Crombie, Deputy Chief Executive , NHS Lothian


Between July 5 and July 15, a total of 62 children’s services, the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, as well as the day service and inpatient unit of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services will move in to the new building.

Wallace Weir, spokesperson for Integrated Health Solutions Lothian (IHSL), added: “Our priority through development has been to create a new world class building that can offer the highest standards of patient care – and we have been working in partnership with NHS Lothian to achieve this...” 

Full story via Edinburgh Evening News


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