Helpful information for work and study

Catering, Facilities and On-call rooms

There are a number of places to find some food and drink while at work. WGH also have four bookable on-call rooms and one safe sleep room for use post nightshift.



Staff dining room, open 7am to 7:30pm (7 days a week)

Hot drinks, cold food and snacks are available all day.
Hot food is available from:

  • Breakfast 7am to 10am

  • Lunch 11:45am to 2pm

  • Dinner 4:30pm to 7pm

Aroma coffee bar (RVB), open 8am to 4pm (7 days a week)

Available all day:
Hot drinks

  • Cold foods/drinks

  • Hot filled rolls (bacon and poached eggs)

  • Baked potatoes

  • Snacks

Following the withdrawal of services from the RVS, the following has been put in place:

  • The AFB food outlet has reopened from 8am to 8pm, 7 days per week.

  • The ECC café (south corridor) has reopened from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

  • The ADB shop has reopened from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

OPD Baguette Bar (6 month test of change), Opening hours 9am - 3pm, Monday to Friday

  • Baguettes, rolls and wraps with a selection of fillings

  • hot and cold drinks

  • a selection of cakes, healthy nature bars, fruit and yoghurts


Staff Break Areas

Staff break areas are available in the WGH‎ wellbeing wing (previously the Medical library) and the Medical Education Centre (3rd floor OPD building).


Showers & Changing Rooms

Showering facilities are available in the Basement of the Alexander Donald building – follow laundry signs.

Domestic Supervisors can advise the access code you can get a locker key from the domestic supervisors for a deposit of £10.


Outwith WGH

Coffee and snacks

  • Costa Coffee at Craigleith Retail Park (Groathill Avenue and Craigleith Road)

Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm

Saturday, 8:30am to 6pm

Sunday, 9:30am to 6pm

  • KFC at Craigleith Retail Park

11am to 9pm, daily

  • M&S Food Hall at Craigleith Retail Park

Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm

Saturday, 8am to 7pm

Sunday, 10am to 6pm

Monday to Friday, midday to 11pm,

Saturday and Sunday, 2pm to 11pm,

Lunch menu served until 5pm

  • McDonald’s on Telford Road

6am to midnight, daily

  • Scottish Engineer on Telford Road

Serves food 9am to 9pm, daily

  • Sainsbury’s cafe (within superstore at Craigleith Retail Park)

Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm

Saturday, 7:30am to 7pm

Sunday, 8am to 6pm

  • Morrisons cafe (within Morrisons on Ferry Road)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday, 8am to 7pm

Thursday and Friday, 8am to 8pm

Sunday, 7am to 6pm

  • Mimi's Bakehouse on Comely Bank Road

  • Monday to Sunday 9-5. Takeaway Hatch open from 8.30am

Events catering and celebration cakes with delivery to WGH also available

Local shops

  • Sainsbury’s Superstore at Craigleith Retail Park

    Monday to Saturday, 7am to 10pm (petrol station 7am to 10:30pm)

    Sunday, 8am to 10pm (petrol station 7:30am to 10pm)

    Waitrose on Comely Bank Road

    Monday to Friday, 8am to 9pm

    Saturday, 8am to 8pm

    Sunday, 9am to 8pm

  • Morrisons on Ferry Road

    Monday to Saturday, 8am to 10pm (petrol station 7am to 10:30pm)

    Sunday, 9am to 8pm (petrol station 8am to 9pm)

    Dry cleaning on site

  • Shell station at Crewe Road South/Ferry Road roundabout

    24 hour shop and Costa Express

Banks and cashpoints

  • Cash point located inside Alexander Donald Building, in the corridor between the main entrance and the WRVS Shop

  • Cash points at Morrisons, Waitrose, and Sainsbury’s

  • Bank of Scotland branch on Comely Bank Road (at the roundabout)

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