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Overview of the Royal Hospital For Children

The new Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow opened its doors on 10th June 2015. You can be assured that your child will get the same wonderful care that they have always had at Yorkhill. The staff from the world renowned hospital will be the same but the key difference will be the fabulous new facilities that they and your child will experience. The hospital was designed around the needs of children ...and who better to give us that insight than existing patients. Working together with architects, nurses, doctors and other clinical staff, our young patients have helped create a hospital that is truly outstanding.

The children’s hospital features 244 paediatric beds with a further 12 neonatal beds in the maternity unit next door. The vast majority of the paediatric beds are in single rooms with space for overnight accommodation for parents. The hospital also features a cinema - the Medicinema, Science Centre interactive activity walls funded by the Yorkhill Children’s Charity, indoor and outdoor play areas and a roof garden.

The hospital will provide a large number of specialist services to the West of Scotland and the wider population of Scotland in addition to the full range of secondary care services to people of Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Specialist services include: cardiology and cardiac surgery, renal and bone marrow transplantation. For a number of these services, the children’s hospital is recognised as the sole provider in Scotland.