Children can be seen as out-patients by consultants in some specialities at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals.
- Birth – 16 years old: out-patient appointments
- 3 – 16 years old: day-case at Spire Shawfair Park
- 13 – 16 years old: day-case at Spire Shawfair Park and Spire Murrayfield Hospitals
- 13 – 16 years old: in-patient at Spire Murrayfield Hospital (one night stay only)
If your child is coming into hospital for surgery, we’ll invite you to bring them for a pre-admission visit. You will meet some of the staff who will be looking after your child, and the visit will help them to feel more familiar with the hospital when they return for their actual admission.
If your child is staying at Spire Murrayfield Hospital, we can arrange for you to stay overnight in your child's room. If you child is having a daycase procedure at Spire Shawfair Park Hospital, your child is likely to stay 5-6 hours.
On the ward, your child will be cared for by a registered sick children's nurse or a registered nurse with a child branch certificate. The team that looks after your child in the operating theatre and recovery room will have received additional training in the care of children.
You’ll be able to accompany your child to the operating theatre and stay with them until they are asleep. You will also be able to accompany your child back from the recovery area to the ward.
A children's menu will be available and if your child wants something that's not on the menu, we’ll do our best try to provide it.
We provide a range of toys, books and videos but it's a good idea for your child to bring one or two of their own favourite toys or comforters.