Our vision & values

Our staff and volunteer teams work together with supporters,  partners and NHS colleagues to give seriously ill children and their families the extra support they need when facing a life-changing hospital visit. Behind this vision lies our values.

Our why

We are Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity. We bring more than medicine.

Every year, every day, every hour, we work tirelessly to provide seriously ill babies, children, young people and their families with the extra suppot they need when facing a potentially life-changing hospital experience.

Our wonderful NHS colleagues provide world class medical treatment and care; with your help, ECHC brings more than medicine. We’re speeding up recovery, taking away fear; providing reassurance, distraction and fun every step of the way.

Despite the greatest challenges a child can face, the hospital is a place where being sick doesn’t always mean being sad. Click below to find out more about what we do.

Our values

Advocates (for those we support)

Challenging (of the status quo)


Compassionate and