Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity supports the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, as well as other children’s healthcare settings across Scotland.
WHAT WE DO
Arts and activities...
We fund an extensive Arts Programme, providing fun, creativity and distraction by delivering a wide variety of arts activities for children throughout the hospital.
Artist in residence programmes - work with children who are kept in isolation.
Dancebase teachers - work with the physiotherapy department to keep children active, even while they are bed bound.
Art and music therapists - encourage children who have cancer to express themselves through art or patients in the high dependency unit who will respond to music.
The Wee Replicators team - work with the occupational therapists and use 3D printing pens to build sculptures with children who need help with fine motor skills.
Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity supports the accommodation available to parents who want to stay close to their child during their stay in hospital. Although the hospital looks after children in the local area it is also used by children across Scotland who travel to access the specialist care available.
Children can be in the hospital for a significant amount of time and it is important that there is somewhere that parents can rest and stay that is close by and free of charge so that the extra expense does not become an additional burden or worry.
For families, any visit to the hospital can be a stressful time. Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity exists to support families as well as the children who are having treatment in the hospital.
The Drop In Centre, funded by Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity, has been a haven away from the hospital wards for sick children's parents/carers.
We exist to transform the experiences of children and young people in hospital so they can be a child first and a patient second.
We believe that nothing should get in the way of being a child. We exist to transform the experiences of children and young people so they can be a child first and a patient second. It is our great privilege to have supported the work of the current Edinburgh children’s hospital for 25 years, contributing millions of pounds in our lifetime.