On the move!

Your children's hospital is moving.

A new children’s hospital will be opened at Little France in Edinburgh in the autumn of 2018. By the time the new hospital opens its doors to children and young people, ECHC will have contributed some £3 million worth of art and therapeutic design enhancements.  

Work on the hospital began in March 2015 and the new £150 million co-located building will see services from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children(RHSC), Department of Clinical Neurosciences (DCN) and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CHAMS) brought together in a modern and high-quality setting at Little France. 

You can find out more about the new hospital at the NHS Lothian website. Keep checking for further updates.

ECHC is funding the following Art and Therapeutic Design projects:


Providing a welcoming entrance area both inside and out with exciting points of interest for all ages.


Making interesting, comfortable and interactive spaces, with innovative technology, in the main outpatient waiting area.

Bed Spaces

Providing each bed space with a tablet and smart TV, as connectivity with friends and family is so important.

Clinical areas

Distraction and therapeutic provision (like our amazing Secret Garden project and sky ceilings) throughout all the treatment rooms.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Providing enhancements to the environment, furniture, personal and communal spaces including the gardens.

Family Spaces

Ensuring areas such as the Sanctuary, parent sitting rooms, bereavement suites, and rooms used for family discussions with clinicians are all as comfortable and suitable for their purposes as possible, incorporating artwork wherever feasible and appropriate.

Landscaping, Courtyards and Drop In Centre/Family Support

We will redevelop the Drop In Centre and enhance landscaping to provide an amazing external environment around the hospital.

There is great affection and respect for the 'Sick Kids' hospital and maintaining this history and heritage in the new building continues to be a priority.  NHS Lothain has developed a project tagline which is being used through the life of the project.