Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital

Coordinates: 57°09′12″N 2°08′06″W / 57.1532°N 2.1351°W / 57.1532; -2.1351
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Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital
NHS Grampian
Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital
Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital is located in Aberdeen City council area
Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital
Shown in Aberdeen
LocationAberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Coordinates57°09′12″N 2°08′06″W / 57.1532°N 2.1351°W / 57.1532; -2.1351
Care systemPublic NHS
Emergency departmentYes Accident & Emergency
SpecialityChildren's hospital
ListsHospitals in Scotland

The Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital or RACH is a children's hospital in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is situated on the Foresterhill site, with the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Aberdeen Maternity Hospital and provides services to children across the North of Scotland. It is managed by NHS Grampian.


The hospital has its origins in a private house at Castle Hill which opened in 1877.[1] It was evacuated to Kepplestone House during the First World War.[1] It moved to a new facility which was designed by William Kelly and opened on the Foresterhill site in 1928.[1] After the hospital had been completely rebuilt to modern standards, it re-opened in January 2004.[2]

In 2012 the hospital revised its policy around the age of patients who could be admitted for care, raising the limit from 14 to 16 years of age.[3]


The hospital's performance against the four-hour target in emergency departments was 99.6% ranking third best in Scotland in August 2015.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital". Historic Hospitals. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  2. ^ "New Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital to open on 25 January". Children and Young People Now. 20 January 2004. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital age limit up to 16". BBC News. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Aberdeen Royal Infirmary still failing to hit target for A&E". Evening Express. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2019.

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