Facility Details


Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill)

Contact Details

Dalnair Street
G3 8SJ

Tel: 0141 201 0000
Fax: 0141 201 0001


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The Royal Hospital for Sick Children has 266 inpatient beds, 12 daycase beds, and handles approximately 90,000 out-patients, 15,000 in-patients, 7,300 daycases and 35,000 A&E attendances every year. The hospital provides care for newborn babies right up to children around 13 years of age.

Within the community Yorkhill Division provides a wide range of services from four Child Development Centres at - Bridgeton Health Centre, Possilpark Health Centre, Drumchapel Health Centre and the new Southbank Centre in the Gorbals. These centres run various clinics dealing with speech, hearing, emotional or behavioural problems, as well as organising immunisation programmes in local schools. A wide range of staff provide these services, including consultant community Paediatricians, psychologists, occupational therapists, speech & language therapists and school nurses amongst others.

In its role as a major academic institution, the Division is home to a number of University departments as well as internationally acclaimed research groups. The Division's significant commitment to the teaching and training of new doctors, nurses, midwives and other health professionals, ensures that highly trained NHS staff are ready to care for the mothers and children of tomorrow.

The Division is dedicated to providing all aspects of care at Yorkhill in a child focused and friendly environment. In order to achieve this, we are actively involving patients and their families through the Patient Focus Public Involvement (PFPI) initiative. This work is ongoing throughout and allows the patients and families actually using our services to tell us they feel and what could be improved at Yorkhill.

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Yorkhill Children's Charity

Yorkhill Children’s Charity provides and supports excellence in paediatric, obstetric and neonatal healthcare enhancing the treatment, care and wellbeing of children and their families through The Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill and other hospital and community based services both nationally and internationally.

From a broken arm to end of life care, from simple play activities to innovative medical equipment and ground breaking paediatric research, our driving passion is to fund any initiative that helps to save or improve the life of a child and by association positively affect the lives of their family.

Please visit www.yorkhill.org to find out about some of the valuable projects the charity has funded or read about some of the brave children it has helped. You can also find information on how you can contribute to this wonderful cause via individual, corporate or community fundraising activities, or you can make a donation online.


Click on a Service for more details
Accident and Emergency
Specialist paediatric (children's) accident and emergency department
Audiology Department
Audiology treats 450 children who use hearing aids on an ongoing basis. Around 11,000 babies are screened each year for hearing impairment. The Audiology service holds audiology clinics throughout the city on a regular basis.
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 09.00 am to 5.00 pm (all sites)
Head Audiologist
Tel: 0141 201 0067
Biochemistry Service
Cardiac Outpatient Clinics
Tel: 0141 201 0113 / 0114
Cardiac Outreach Clinics
Opening Hours:
9.00 - 4.30 Mon - Fri
Liaison Nurse
General Tel: 0141 201 0246 / 0086
Cardiac Parent Support Team
Opening Hours:
24 hours
Liaison Nurse
Tel: 0141 201 9291
Chaplaincy Service
The Royal Hospital for Sick Children have a Chaplaincy Centre situated on the 1st Floor of the old Queen Mother's Hospital building. The Rose Chapel and Quiet Room are available as places of quiet, peace and prayer. They are open all day and night for everyone to use.

Rose Chapel
This multi-faith room is open day and night to staff, patients and visitors. Situated on the 1st Floor of the Queen Mother's Building just across from the Link Bridge. It is a room where you can sit and listen to soothing music, reflect on your day or spend time in prayer. Religious aids, symbols and scriptures are stored in a cabinet in the chapel for people to use. These items should be returned there after use so that people of different beliefs feel able to use this multi-faith facility.

Quiet room
This sitting-room is for patients and families and allows people space to gather their thoughts or just escape for a short time from the hustle and bustle. The Quiet Room's additional benefit is that it can provide privacy using an engaged sign on the door. Situated on the 1st Floor of the Queen Mother's Building just across from the Link Bridge.

General Tel: 0141 201 0595
Child Protection Unit
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm for advice and support for staff (Nurse Advisors) There is always an advisor on duty Telephone number 201 9253 The 24 hour Medical Advice Line offers medical advice and support from a child protection paediatrician. It can be accessed during office hours (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday ) Telephone 0141 201 9225/ 2019360 Out of hours the on call paediatrician can be contacted at Yorkhill Hospital switchboard at 0141 201 0000
Child Protection Advisor
Tel: 0141 201 0485
General Tel: 0141 201 9253
Cleft Service
Opening Hours:
9 - 5 Monday - Thursday
Cleft Nurse
Tel: 0141 201 9286
Clinical Psychology
Opening Hours:
0830 - 1700 Monday to Friday
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Tel: 0141 201 0644
Comments/Complaints Office
Opening Hours:
0800 - 1600 Monday to Friday
Complaints and Patient Liaison Officer
General Tel: 0141 201 9278
Community Children's Nursing Team
The Community Children’s Nursing Team is a team of experienced children’s nurses. Within the team is one nurse who has the specific role of providing holistic support for children at home suffering from a life limiting illness.
Referral Description The team will accept referrals for any child from 0-16 years of age.
Opening Hours:
The team operate Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm and Saturday 9.00am to 1.00pm.
Tel: 0141 201 0007
Community Medic - Lead Clinician
Day Surgery Unit
Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri 8.00 - 19.00
Tel: 0141 201 6909
Dental Department
Opening Hours:
9 - 4.30, Mon - Fri
Tel: 0141 201 0293
Department of Child and Family Psychiatry
Opening Hours:
Mon - Thurs 08.30 - 17.00 Fri 08.30 - 16.30
Tel: 0141 201 0228
Department of Paediatric Pathology


Main Office 0141 201 0398/0400

Routine Service:
Monday to Friday
09.00 to 17.00 hours
No routine week-end services available
Public Holidays : 09.00 to 13.00 hours

Emergency Service:
Consultant on-call service provided: contact via RHSC switchboard
No BMS on-call service available
For surgical biopsy specimens contact the on-call Consultant Pathologist via the Switchboard
To arrange urgent postmortem examinations contact one of the Postmortem Technicians via the Switchboard

Mailing Address:
Department of Paediatric Pathology
1st Floor
Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Dalnair Street
G3 8SJ

Accreditation and Quality:
The department is accredited by Clinical Pathology Accreditation (UK) Ltd. (CPA Reference number 0758)
The laboratory participates in external quality assurance schemes wherever applicable. Performance details are available to users on request.

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 09.00 to 17.00 hours No routine week-end services available Public Holidays: 09.00 to 13.00 hours
General Tel: 0141 201 0398/0400
Dermatology Service
Tel: 0141 201 9220
Diabetes Service
Opening Hours:
9 - 5 Mon - Fri
Tel: 0141 201 0331
Diagnostic Imaging
Opening Hours:
24 hour service
Superintendent Radiographer
Tel: 0141 201 0096
Opening Hours:
9 - 5, Mon - Fri
Tel: 0141 201 0165
Education Services
Opening Hours:
9 - 3.30 Mon - Fri
General Tel: 0141 201 0014
General Tel: 0141 201 0091
Enuresis - Wetting - PEACH unit
This service provides care for children with day and/or night time wetting. The service is provided largely by nurses supported by medical staff.

Referral Information
Children age 4 years and above with day-time wetting and Glasgow children age 7 years and above with night-time wetting, can be referred for treatment. It is useful to know if the wetting is during the day or night when children are referred.

General Tel: 0141 201 0176
Family Support Service
The Family Support & Information Service aim to provide emotional and practical support and information to the families attending Yorkhill Hospitals. Visit us in our Centre in the main entrance of Yorkhill Children's Hospital, telephone us on 0141 201 0736/ 0707 or call the hospital switchboard on 0141 201 0000 and ask to have us paged, or e-mail us at family.information@yorkhill.scot.nhs.uk
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday, from 09:00 to 17:00.
Family Support and Information Worker
General Tel: 0141 201 0736/ 0707
Feeding Team
Opening Hours:
09.15 - 15 45 each day including weekends
Tel: 0141 201 0333
Fraser of Allander Neurosciences Unit
Opening Hours:
8 - 5.30 Mon - Fri
Tel: 0141 201 0133
Opening Hours:
9 - 4.30 Mon - Fri
Gastroenterology Secretary
Tel: 0141 201 0313
Gastrostomy Service
Formerly Home is where the help is.
General Tel: 0141 276 3874
Nutrition and Dietetics Department
Opening Hours:
9 - 5 Mon - Fri. On call service at weekends
General Tel: 0141 201 0162
Occupational Therapy
Opening Hours:
8.30 - 4.30 Mon - Thurs, 8.30 - 4.15 Fri
General Tel: 0141 201 0148
Opening Hours:
0730 - 1530 Mon- Thurs, 0730 - 1500 Fri
Tel: 0141 201 0818
Tel: 0141 201 0072
Outpatient Department
Opening Hours:
0830-1730 Mon - Fri
General Tel: 0141 201 0038
Paediatric Intensive Care Unit
Opening Hours:
24 hours
Lead Nurse
Tel: 0141 201 0081
Pain Service
Opening Hours:
0830-1630 Mon - Fri
General Tel: 0141 201 0186
Opening Hours:
0830-1630 Mon-Thurs and 0830-1615 Friday
General Tel: 0141 201 0063
Pre-admission Programme
Opening Hours:
Opening Hours - 0800 - 1600 - Monday to Friday
Tel: 0141 201 9294
Renal Unit
Opening Hours:
0900 - 1700 Monday to Friday
Tel: 0141 201 0128
Respiratory Function Laboratory
Respiratory Function Laboratory
Opening Hours:
9-5 Mon-Fri
General Tel: 0141 201 0035
Schiehallion Day Care
Opening Hours:
0830 -1830 Mon- Fri
Tel: 0141 201 9301
Scottish Centre for Autism
Service Description
The Centre works with children and young people age 0-18 years who may have Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The team provides a specialist service in 2 parts. A National second opinion assessment and diagnostic service for children and young people, which includes a consultation only service for professionals on request, and an intensive parent-based early intervention programme for pre-school children focussing on the core areas of social interaction, communication, imagination, lack of flexibility, and tolerance of intrusion. Therapy is on an individual basis and involves the child’s parents.

Referral Information
Professionals such as GP’s, Paediatricians, Psychologist and Psychiatrists can refer for a second opinion. Referrals will only be accepted when an initial assessment has been given in the child’s local area. Where a pre-school child has a clear diagnosis of Autism, a referral may be made specifically to consider whether the child would benefit from the early intervention programme.

Tel: 0141 201 0228 / 0214
Speech and Language Therapy
Speech and Language Therapy
Tel: 0141 201 0069
Volunteers Services
Volunteers Services
Yorkhill Family Bereavement Service
A Support and Counselling Service for parents and carers affected by the death of a child and support for bereaved children.
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Tel: 0141 201 9257
General Tel: 0141 201 9257


Click on a Ward name for more details
Acute medical receiving - Ward 7A
Ward 7A acute medical receiving
Opening Hours:
Visiting All day for parents and 2.00pm - 8.00pm for all other visitors
Ward Sister
Tel: 0141 201 0300
Acute medical receiving - Ward 7B
Opening Hours:
Visiting All day for parents and 2.00pm - 8.00pm for all other visitors
Ward Sister
Tel: 0141 201 0326/8
Acute surgical receiving - Ward 4B
Opening Hours:
Visiting All day for parents and 2.00pm - 8.00pm for all other visitors
Staff Nurse
Tel: 0141 201 0286
Ambulatory Day Care Unit Ward 1C
Opening Hours:
9 - 5 Mon - Fri
General Tel: 0141 201 9268
Child and Adolescent Mental Health - Paediatric Liaison Psychiatry Team - Ward 6b
This service offers assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders related to physical illness, neuropsychiatric disorders, complex pain disorders and self-harm. This service works with children and young people who are in-patients at Yorkhill and/or those that require an out-patient service based within the Children's Hospital.
Tel: 0141 201 0869
Child and Adolescent Mental Health ward- Child In-Patient Unit
This service offers treatment of severe and complex mental health problems from a strong and diverse multi-disciplinary team. Children are typically admitted for an initial 6 week period. Informal assessment and intervention takes place continually throughout the child’s stay in the unit. This service is the sole child in-patient service provider for Scotland. The ward is currently a 9 place unit for 5-12 year olds with some flexibility at either end according to clinical need. Places may be for in-patients or day patients.
Tel: 0141 201 0228 / 0213
Dan Young Neonatal Surgical unit - Ward 2B
Opening Hours:
Visiting all day for parents
Tel: 0141 201 0255
ENT, Urology, General Surgery - Ward 4A
Opening Hours:
Opening Hours All day for parents and 2.00pm - 8.00pm for all other visitors
Staff Nurse
General Tel: 0141 201 0290
Ortho/plastic/dental/ophthalmology/cleft palate - Ward 3A
Opening Hours:
All day for parents and 2.00pm - 8.00pm for all other visitors
Ward Sister
Tel: 0141 201 0271/3
Renal ward - Ward 6A
Renal Ward
Opening Hours:
Visiting All day for parents and 2.00pm - 8.00pm for all other visitors
Ward Sister
Tel: 0141 201 0200
Respiratory and gastroenterology - Ward 6B
Opening Hours:
Visiting All day for parents and 2.00pm - 8.00pm for all other visitors
Ward Sister
Tel: 0141 201 4310
Schiehallion Ward
Tel: 0141 201 0317
Short Stay Ward
Short Stay Ward
Opening Hours:
24 hours
Nurse in Charge
Tel: 0141 201 9295