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10+ Best Hospitals in Edinburgh

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10+ Best Hospitals in Edinburgh


The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, also known as Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, is the oldest voluntary hospital in the UK. It was established in 1729 and new buildings were added in 1879 and 2003. It is also the site of medical teaching and serves many students from the University of Edinburgh.

This hospital receives a regular five star rating from patients who have attended. The categories they mark on are Recommend, Respect, Involvement, Information and Cleanliness. Although the star rating is a consistent four stars overall it is still the best performing hospital in the city.


The Royal Edinburgh Hospital is the city’s most well known psychiatric hospital. It was established in 1809 when the then Lord Provost laid the first foundation stone. Later the hospital was officially opened as Edinburgh’s first Lunatic Asylum in 1813. Legend has it it was inspired by the city’s famous poet Robert Fegusson.

In general the Royal Edinburgh Hospital is a highly rated psychiatric hospital in the city. Patients who have attended the unit there report excellent service and treatment from both staff and doctors. However, they are rated somewhat lower in terms of information and community involvement.


Spire Shawfield Park Hospital is a relatively new addition to the selection of hospitals in the Edinburgh area. It was established in 2010 and provides hospital access for general admissions and private health care needs across the south east Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and the Borders areas. The facility is clean and modern.

Those who attend this hospital report friendly and welcoming staff, excellent treatment from nurses, doctors and surgeons. In the official ratings for this hospital patients have said they felt safe and well cared for. The hospital is also maintained to a high standard and very clean.


The Liberton Hospital is a facility for geriatric care situated on Lasswade Road and managed by NHS Lothian. The hospital was opened in 1906 and merged with the Longmore Hospital in 1948. In 1963, a new four storey geriatric facility was built on the site. The future of the hospital is uncertain but it’s standards of care aren’t in question.

The general consensus on the Liberton hospital is that it has staff there who genuinely care about the patients occupying the wards. They show empathy and communicate with patients and families to ensure their stay is comfortable and healing. This is reflected in it’s genuine five star reviews.


The Western General is one of the largest general hospitals in Edinburgh with over 700 beds. The hospital no longer has an accident and emergency unit, however, it does have an effective minor injuries unit run by nurses. This hospital is also a base for neurology  neurosurgery, and clinical neuroscience.

This facility has received genuine five star reviews from patients that gives it an overall rating of excellent. Patients report that staff are friendly and welcoming. There are always smiles on the faces of the nurses and the doctors are professional and provide a high level of care.


The Chalmers Hospital was opened in 1864 and served as a hospital for civilian casualties during the Second World War. Since 2007 the hospital has been used as a serial health centre for NHS Lothian’s Sexual and Reproductive Haworth Services. These services include contraception, advice, emergency treatment and specialist services.

Since 2007 the Chambers Hospital in Edinburgh has served as the primary sexual health unit for local residents. They report the hospital is clean, friendly, and most of all discrete. Staff and nurses understand that patients’ requirements can be sensitive and take measures to make them feel at ease.


The Edinburgh Clinic is a private healthcare provider that was established in 2008. This clinic seeks to provide effective outpatient access for consultations, on site diagnostic imaging, and day-case surgical treatment. It is situated in the heart of Edinburgh and committed to providing forest class health care services.

It won’t surprise you to hear that the Edinburgh Clinic has received some first class reviews. These reviews report on the kindness and care offered by nurses and doctors, and the effectiveness of the medical care provided. Patients were treated with dignity and respect and medications were provided when required. Overall and excellent medical centre in Edinburgh.


The Spire Murrayfield Hospital has been delivering outstanding healthcare services to residents in the East of Scotland since 1984. The hospital has several leading consultants, physicians, and surgeons at its disposal offering an extensive array of diagnosing services and treatments. You won’t feel let down by a stay at the Spire.

The Spire Hospital has received a number of five star reviews over the years. It’s notable that it’s overall star rating has remained very high despite the number of reviews being added. Patients report the hospital has excellent care staff and professional physicians who make you stay both comfortable and effective. The meals were also very good.


Known locally as the Sick Kids hospital, The Royal Hospital for Sick Children has been operating since 1860 as the first dedicated children’s hospital in Scotland. The hospital is still going strong. It provides emergency care for children aged from birth until their 13th birthday. The hospital also has a specialist accident and emergency unit available.

The majority of reviews of the Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh are positive five star reviews in the categories of recommend, respect, involvement, information, cleanliness, and staff. Families report that staff there are caring, friendly, and accommodating. They work hard to take the stress away from kids and parents.


Ferryfield House is a dignified 60 bed unit that provides short and long term care for patients with dementia and challenging behaviours. It was originally Leith Public Hospital designed by James Simpson and opened in 1896. The hospital was subsequently renamed and eventually became Ferryfield House.

Patients and families who have used this facility report that it is caring, friendly, clean, and safe. Vulnerable elderly people are treated with dignity and respect and their families are kept fully informed of development in their conditions.

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