ARCHIE helping to make the difference as work starts in Tayside

Work has started on a world class twin paediatric operating theatre suite at the Tayside Children’s Hospital and The ARCHIE Foundation is helping to make the difference for young patients and their families.

Working alongside NHS Tayside and other partners, ARCHIE is contributing £2 million to the project which will transform the experience of having an operation for thousands of children every year.

An artist’s impression of how the new entrance to the Tayside Children’s Hospital could look.

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

New images have been released by RDA architects, showing how different areas of the hospital could look in November 2020 when the work is expected to be completed.

The new unit will be bright and spacious and, as well as an additional operating theatre, there will be assessment and recovery spaces.

How one of the treatment room’s could look.

David Wood, Chief Executive of The ARCHIE Foundation, said: ‘We are delighted the project has been given the green light and it’s wonderful to see the work beginning.

‘We can’t wait to see the new children’s theatre suite begin to take shape.

‘This is just the beginning of our relationship with NHS Tayside and Tayside Children’s Hospital and we are proud to work with them.

Plans for the new anaesthetic room

‘They provide world-class care and treatment for children and we want to help provide the facilities to match that, making the experience of being in hospital as positive as it can be for local children.’