Our main hospital site in the East of NHS Lothian and home to our ED

About The Royal

Welcome to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. This teaching hospital is located on the edge of Edinburgh and has around 500 Junior Doctors. It is a major centre for research and is next to the Medical School of the University of Edinburgh.

There is a well equipped Postgraduate Centre and strong links with teaching and research teams at the University. Junior doctors also have access to the University library.


The Royal provides a number of services

  • Accident and emergency

  • Acute Medicine

  • Cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery

  • Gastroenterology

  • General surgery

  • Maternity, gynaecology, and neonatal units

  • Orthopaedic surgery

  • Renal (kidney) medicine and dialysis

  • Respiratory medicine

  • Sleep medicine

  • Transplant surgery (kidney and liver transplant)

  • Vascular surgery

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

51 Little France Cres,
EH16 4SA
0131 536 1000