You have helped us raise £2 million for a twin operating theatre suite

The ARCHIE Foundation is the official charity of Tayside Children’s Hospital at Ninewells, in Dundee. We have recently raised £2 million to put towards the project for a new children’s twin theatre operating suite, which will transform the experience of children from Dundee, Perth, Fife and Angus who need operations.

This is the first ARCHIE project in Tayside, and we want to do lots more! Read about our story, or click to donate and support our Tayside appeal.


Why we need new children's theatres

A project that will make the difference to thousands of local children

Around 3000 children have an operation at Ninewells every year. There is currently only one children’s operating theatre and this means that some children have their operations in adult theatres.

The new suite will double the current operating capacity and will mean that the majority of children can be treated in child-friendly, age-appropriate spaces.

The new unit will be bright and spacious and, as well as the twin operating theatres, there will be assessment and recovery spaces, a quiet room for parents, and indoor and outdoor play areas.

The expertise and care given to children by NHS Tayside staff is first-class, and the new suite will provide facilities to match.

  • Children are not just small adults, medically and emotionally they are very different and it is far better to care for them in a specialist paediatric unit.

    Suzie Byer, Senior Charge Nurse, Tayside Children's Hospital