Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Hospital description

The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE) is a major acute teaching hospital. With a 24-hour Accident and Emergency department, it provides a full range of acute medical and surgical services for patients from across Lothian and specialist services for people from across the south east of Scotland and beyond. Specialist services include cardiac surgery, and kidney, liver, pancreas and bone marrow transplants. The RIE is home to the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit.

The hospital is under the jurisdiction of the Lothian NHS Trust and is also a relatively new facility, as the new hospital was opened in 2003. The new Infirmary is a modern, purpose-built replacement for the old and out-dated Victorian building that previously housed the hospital (at Lauriston Place).

RIE is also home to Scotland’s biggest maternity unit, with some 6,000 babies are born at the RIE’s Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health each year. It also has Scotland’s biggest Accident and Emergency Department.

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Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Public

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