Tayside Children's Hospital

Coordinates: 56°27′54″N 3°02′20″W / 56.465°N 3.039°W / 56.465; -3.039
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Tayside Children's Hospital
Ninewells Hospital where Tayside Children's Hospital is based
Tayside Children's Hospital is located in Dundee City council area
Tayside Children's Hospital
Shown in Dundee
LocationDundee, Scotland
Coordinates56°27′54″N 3°02′20″W / 56.465°N 3.039°W / 56.465; -3.039
Care systemNHS
NetworkNHS Tayside
SpecialityPediatric care
Other linksList of hospitals in Scotland

Tayside Children's Hospital is a children's facility which is attached to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, Scotland. It delivers services to children who live in Dundee, Angus, Perth and Kinross and north east Fife and is managed by NHS Tayside.[1]


The concept of establishing a children's hospital in Dundee had been under consideration since 1995.[2] Approval for the construction of the facility was granted in 1999, and the development proceeded in two stages: the initial phase comprised a set of laboratories, while the second phase encompassed the creation of family-friendly accommodation for parents.[3] The new facility was officially inaugurated by television personality Fred MacAulay on 7 June 2006.[4]


In the facility is a 40-bed children's medical ward which includes a six-bed High Dependency Unit and the Paediatric Assessment Unit. An outdoor play area and a large indoor play centre is run by staff. Close to the children's wards is the Ronald McDonald suites for parents to reside in while their child is in hospital.[5]

Tayside Children's Hospital also extends beyond the Ninewells site with the Children's Ambulatory Care Unit located at Perth Royal Infirmary.[6]


  1. ^ "Dundee children's hospital opens". BBC News. 6 June 2006. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  2. ^ Tayside NHS Board (13 March 2003). "Tayside Institute of Child Health Phase 2" (PDF). Retrieved 2 February 2007. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Galbraith approves plans for children's hospital in Dundee". Scottish Government. 18 February 1999. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Opening Of Tayside Children's Hospital". Medical News Today. 11 June 2006. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Tayside Children's Hospital Opening day 7th June 2006". University of Dundee. 7 June 2006. Retrieved 13 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Children's Ambulatory Care Unit PRI". NHS Tayside. Retrieved 13 July 2014.

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