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Yorkhill Accident and Emergency Closes Its Doors

Monday, June 8, 2015

The Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC), Yorkhill, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2014, is being given a late birthday present - a brand spanking new world class hospital. 

The old Yorkhill will begin its journey to a new home this Wednesday (10th) when it’s Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department closes its doors and moves to the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children on the Southern campus. 

At 8.00 am on Wednesday the Yorkhill A&E will close and children under 16 years of age will then be treated at the new RSHSC. 

A wealth of Information about the new hospitals, the moves and how it affects patients and transport can be found on our website via a dedicated new hospitals portal  This includes three new animated films on travelling to the new hospital campus and arriving and using the new SGUH and the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC). 

Yorkhill is being moved on a phased basis with the A&E Department, inpatients and day surgery moving between the 10th and 12th June.  Outpatient services will move between the 12th and 14th June. 

Robert Calderwood, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Chief Executive, said: “The new adult acute hospital and new RHSC have been a long time in the planning and construction, and I am delighted that they are now complete.  

“The new RHSC has been designed to the make any child’s visit to the hospital as pleasant as possible with a cinema, science centre, interactive activity walls, indoor and outdoor play areas and a roof garden.

“We hope that the children who move to the new hospital this week are as pleased with it as we are.” 


Notes to Editor 

The new Royal Hospital for Sick Children features 244 paediatric beds in single room accommodation.  The rooms have en suite facilities and space for overnight accommodation for parents. 

The hospital also has

  • a cinema,
  • science centre,
  • interactive activity walls,
  • indoor and outdoor play areas and
  • a roof garden.

 The scale of the migration of services to the new South Glasgow University Hospital and the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children is both significant and complex to plan. 

Our clinical and management teams have had to work very closely with colleagues across other services – especially the Scottish Ambulance Service – to ensure co-ordination delivers continuity of services.

Those involved in the migration schedule have worked tirelessly to deliver a model that will be safe for our patients and to the continuity of services across the city and beyond.

The entire operation is being co-ordinated and managed by our New South Glasgow Hospitals Project Team who have drawn up a detailed programme of all the activity, with daily schedules of equipment deliveries, staff training and familiarisation and testing of all areas of the hospitals.

For further information or images of the new hospital either telephone 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected].

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