IN PICTURES: First look around Edinburgh's new £150 million 'Sick Kids' hospital

THE waiting area is referred to as the Pod, the interview rooms are themed to match domestic settings and there is artwork throughout the building.

Wednesday, 26th June 2019, 8:44 am
Scott Louden

Take a “sneak peek” at Edinburgh’s new £150 million Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, which is due to open next to the Royal Infirmary at Little France next month. As well as all the high-tech medical equipment, four MRI scanners, 13 wards, ten theatres and new children’s emergency department next door to the Infirmary’s A&E, the replacement for the “Sick Kids” also boasts what has been the largest capital commissioning programme for art in any new hospital in the UK. You can find a FULL feature on the new hospital here.

An ambulance outside the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People. PIC: Scott Louden
Artists Kate Ive with one of her 19 commissioned artworks. PIC: Scott Louden
A view of the colourful waiting area, which has been designed to incorporate domestic settings. PIC: Scott Louden

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Artists Kate Ive was commissioned to create 19 artworks in the new hospital. This one features a piece of sandstone from the old hospital. PIC: Scott Louden
The Paediatric Emergency Department. PIC: Scott Louden
An exterior shot of the new hospital. PIC: Scott Louden
The new waiting area. PIC: Scott Louden
A general view of one of the new wards. PIC: Scott Louden
One of artist Kate Ive's 19 commissioned works. PIC: Scott Louden
A general view of another ward. PIC: Scott Louden
A ward from another angle. PIC: Scott Louden
Artwork on the wall of the waiting area - also known as the POD. PIC: Scott Louden
Part of the waiting area - known as the POD. PIC: Scott Louden
Children from Craigour Park Primary School take a look around the new waiting area. PIC: Scott Louden
Radio Lollipop within the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People. PIC: Scott Louden
One of the new waiting areas. PIC: Scott Louden
The [entrance reception area. PIC: Scott Louden
the new waiting area has been brightly decorated and includes some familiar furniture. PIC: Scott Louden
Tim Davidson, the Chief Executive of NHS Lothian, in the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People. PIC: Scott Louden
Artwork adorns the walls at the new Royal Hospital for Children and Young People. PIC: Scott Louden