Children & Young People Health Services

Welcome to the Bain's Bairns Unit

The Child Health Department is located on the Ground Floor of Gilbert Bain Hospital. To access the department enter through the Gilbertson Road entrance turn into the car park and it's immediately on your right.

Entrance to Child Health and Speech & Language Therapy DepartmentChild Health and Speech & Language Therapy Department Car Park

The unit opened in 2002 and was named by children from Whalsay. The unit provides outpatient services to children in Shetland aged 0-16 years old or older if a young person has special needs.

What happens here?

  • Child Health clinics
  • Visiting Paediatric clinics
  • Child Development clinics
  • Paediatric Diabetic / Endocrine clinics
  • Paediatric Gastroenterology clinic
  • Paediatric Surgical clinics
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy

South Glasgow University Hospital and new Royal Hospital for Sick Children

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) are undergoing a massive acute services migration programme that will run over the next eight weeks.

A huge amount of the programme will have no impact on populations' out with NHSGGC but there will be a number of patients who come to Glasgow for regional and national services. Many of these adult services are not being impacted upon but clearly the closure of the current Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill and its relocation to a brand new hospital in Govan on the campus of the former Southern general Hospital is one that many parents will be interested in.

Below are links to a New Hospitals Leaflet which contains useful information about the new children's hospital, migration dates and also key info about the other hospitals that are closing. The other document shows the timetable of changes.

Useful Links

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