Welcome to the new website for the Edinburgh Paediatric Critical Care Unit at
the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.



“Resuscitation and reanimation of the pediatric critical care patient represents in a real sense the resuscitation and reanimation of the potential not only of a given critically ill child but also of humankind itself.” From Chapter 1, The Pediatric Critical Care Patient by Jerry J. Zimmerman, Pediatric Critical Care, 2nd Edition (Bradley P.Fuhrman & Jerry J. Zimmerman)

In Scotland, paediatric intensive care service is commissioned by the National Services Division (NSD-NHS Scotland) and was designated a national service in April 2007. There are 2 PICUs providing paediatric critical care service in Scotland-at the Royal Hospitals for Sick Children (RHSC) in Edinburgh and Glasgow. 

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The Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC) is a 141-bedded hospital and is the main paediatric teaching hospital for the South-East of Scotland and is a tertiary referral centre for intensive care patients: gastroenterology, hepatology & nutrition; respiratory medicine; cardiology; nephrology; neurology; oncology; haematology; neonatal surgery; plastic surgery; orthopaedic surgery; urological surgery and general surgery.

The Edinburgh PICU (EPIC unit) has 10 paediatric intensive beds, 10 high dependency beds and 4 neonatal surgical cots and admits about 600 critically unwell children from across Scotland each year.

Feedback on this new website will be welcome- email Dr Umair Khan (Umair.khan@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk). Trainees/ Clinical fellows/ Consultants who wish to do a clinical attachment or sabattical within the PICU at RHSC please email Dr Catherine McDougall (Catherine.McDougall@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk) and Dr Jillian McFadzean (Jillian.McFadzean@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk)

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