Environment

The NHS provides care that is world-class. We provide environments to match. From bright and eye-catching designs on walls, to seats that are just the right height for little ones, we create child-friendly, age-appropriate spaces that help children and teenagers feel at ease as much as possible

From major projects – like funding the building of Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital – to smaller ones and everything in between, The ARCHIE Foundation creates child-friendly and age appropriate spaces to make the difference for children receiving hospital treatment.

The iconic giraffes you see here are the focal point of the award-winning garden at RACH and featured on the BBC’s Beechgrove Garden programme. This ARCHIE project makes the children’s hospital instantly recognisable and the animals are loved by children, families and staff.

If you’d like to know more about our current projects, you can contact us or read more about what we do in our Updates section, or visit our donate page if you’d like to support our work.

  • From the giraffes and elephants at the entrance to all the colourful designs on the walls and in the lifts, we've got plenty to talk about when we arrive for Harry's treatment at RACH - it's the perfect distraction and really helps us.

    Harry's Mum, Inverurie

  • The ARCHIE Foundation is such a wonderful cause and I am only just learning how important it is to have donations and funding to help and support other parents and patients in need.
    I had six-week stay at RACH with my two-year-old daughter who was in traction and without the help, support and donations it would not have been possible for me to stay here with her overnight.

    Tracy Robertson