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Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity (ECHC)

Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity (ECHC) exists to support young people be a child first, patient second.

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Registered charity no. SC020862

Member since March 2022

About us

ECHC helps seriously ill babies, children and young people by supporting their medical care, mental health and family’s wellbeing.

Our hospital team delivers daily arts activities, youth work and family support; our Grants Programme funds child-friendly spaces and play initiatives, life-changing equipment and bereavement support.

No child or young person wants to be in hospital, but for those who have to be, ECHC is there to make the experience as positive as possible. We support children, young people and families with our daily arts activities, ward-based youth work, family support service, hardship funding, play programme, our hospital shop, and world class medical training, research and equipment.

Child first, patient second.