Child First, Patient Second

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Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity supports the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, as well as other children’s healthcare settings across Scotland.

Supporting Children & Families in Hospital

More about what we do

Our promise

We exist to transform the experiences of children and young people in hospital so they can be a child first and a patient second.

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Our values

Supportive - of children, young people and their families

Dedicated - to achieving our outcomes

Encouraging - to all those who want to work with us

Friendly - towards everyone we deal with

Imaginative - in our approach to transforming children’s experiences

Fun - because having fun is important, no matter what your age

How we've helped

Making a real difference

Sick Kids Memories Time Capsule

Commemorating the Royal Hospital for Sick Children

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Making Memories

How your kindness helps bereaved families to make precious memories

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Mara's Story

Your donations helped Nicky and Mara stay together in hospital

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Transforming CAMHS

How we enhanced Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services at the RHCYP

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Arts and Activities

Our arts and activities make all the difference.

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Funding equipment

Mum, Lisa, decided to help by raising funds, enabling ECHC to provide vein finders for the hospital

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Supporting families

Lyndsey talks about how the Drop In Centre helped her.

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Hope's story

Taking on the Big Fun Run 5K after doctors predicted she may never walk

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Emily's story

Fiona Harvey, Emily's mum, explains how it's been a long haul for her family.

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"We knew something was wrong"

Read about little Eve's fight and how her family has coped

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Cameron's story

How ECHC provide a helping hand through traumatic times

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Dancing for health

Our dance school partnership that's bringing boogie and ballet to the bedside

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Halloween in hospital

Potion making and more

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Supporting St John's Hospital

Supporting St John's Hospital

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