Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital

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Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital
NHS Grampian
Location Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type Specialist
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Speciality Children's hospital
Founded 1929
Lists Hospitals in Scotland
Other links List of hospitals in Scotland

The Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital or RACH is a children's hospital in Aberdeen (Scotland), United Kingdom. It is situated on the Foresterhill site, with the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. The hospital provides a comprehensive service of paediatric specialties to Grampian, Highlands and Islands and Tayside.

In 2012 the hospital revised their policy around the age of patients who could be admitted for care, raising the limit from 14 to 16 years of age.[1]

The original RACH was built in 1929, and was replaced in 2004 by a modern hospital.

Its performance against the Four-hour target in emergency departments was 99.6% ranking third best in Scotland in August 2015.[2]


  1. ^ "Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital age limit up to 16". BBC News. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "ABERDEEN ROYAL INFIRMARY STILL FAILING TO HIT TARGET FOR A&E". Evening Express. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 

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View of the hospital behind the Westburn Centre

Coordinates: 57°09′12″N 2°08′06″W / 57.1532°N 2.1351°W / 57.1532; -2.1351