Children’s A&E at Sciennes closes, as services move to NHS Lothian’s Royal Hospital for Children and Young People

Children’s A&E at Sciennes has today (23 March) fully closed, as Children’s Services move to the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People located next to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France.

The full opening of the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People is a momentous occasion for Children’s Services in Lothian, as all patients will be set to benefit from the stunning and world-class new facilities that are on offer.

The Royal Hospital for Children and Young People has been home to the majority of Children’s Outpatient services and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences (DCN) since July 2020. Earlier this year, the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) inpatient facilities and some outpatient services also moved to the new site.

Fiona Mitchell, Service Director, Women’s and Children’s Services, NHS Lothian, said, “The Royal Hospital for Children and Young people is such a fantastic facility for patients, their families and our staff. This move has been much anticipated and I am delighted that we can now call this amazing space our new home.”

The public are reminded that children’s A&E at Sciennes is now closed. All patients and any child or young person requiring access to A&E, must now go to the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People at Little France.

Fiona Mitchell, added, “The Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Sciennes may have closed its doors for the final time, but the same amazing teams are on hand at our incredible new facilities at Little France to offer care, treatment and support to children and young people up to the age of 16.”

The Royal Hospital for Children and Young People is located at 50 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4TJ.

For more information on how to access The Royal Hospital for Children and Young People and the facilities that are available visit –children.nhslothian.scot

In an emergency, dial 999.

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