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£150m Edinburgh children’s hospital to move on-site within weeks

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February 13 2015

£150m Edinburgh children’s hospital to move on-site within weeks
Construction work on Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children is to get underway within a matter of weeks after the scheme’s £150m budget was signed off by the Scottish Government.

Incorporating a Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service the new building will adjoin the existing Little France Royal infirmary campus.

Scheduled to open in autumn 2017 the hospital will be built around a large atrium with its own rooftop helipad and on-site shop and café.

It will offer a total of 233 beds, with an increased number of single rooms and en-suite facilities and will even include a hotel for families to remain close to their child whilst in hospital.

Susan Goldsmith, NHS Lothian’s finance director, said: “The building designs have been heavily influenced by staff, patients and families and, in addition to offering a modern, light and spacious environment, will also enhance the clinical services we deliver.”

Integrated Healthcare Solutions Lothian, a design team comprising Brookfield Multiplex and HLMAD, will deliver the new hospital.
Entrances to each discrete hospital department will be arrnaged around a central atrium
Entrances to each discrete hospital department will be arrnaged around a central atrium
NHS Lothian are co-locating the Children's hospital within the grounds of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
NHS Lothian are co-locating the Children's hospital within the grounds of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Planning permission for the build was granted last August
Planning permission for the build was granted last August

3 Comments

Alan
#1 Posted by Alan on 13 Feb 2015 at 23:24 PM
Why is it that they have to build a ramp to the helipad? They have done this with the Southern General as well.

Surely it would save time building an elevator up the the level of the landing platform?
common sense
#2 Posted by common sense on 16 Feb 2015 at 10:33 AM
Alan
Maybe if you thought about it you may realise why helipads don't have lifts directly on the landing platform!
Rem Koolbag
#3 Posted by Rem Koolbag on 16 Feb 2015 at 11:00 AM
Also Alan - have you never encountered an out of order lift? Ramp could be a redundancy.

I was in a lift the other day that made a derogatory comment about my mum - it was totally out of order.

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