Hospitals & Health Clinics in Edinburgh
Public sector services are provided by the National Health Service (NHS) Scotland. All citizens and residents are eligible for enrolment in this system, funded through deductions from salaries. In short, no payment is required for doctor or hospital visits.
While plagued by some controversies, the NHS is generally efficient and provides high quality care. Expats will find that the waiting times for appointments are generally shorter than in England; often a same-day appointment can even be booked. Although some systematic red tape can cause irritation, expats who have never benefited from nationalized healthcare may be pleasantly surprised.
The Royal Edinburgh Hospital provides acute psychiatric and mental health services, including treatment for learning disabilities and dementia. Its specialist services include centres for the treatment of eating disorders, alcohol problems and young people’s mental health.
Today the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is one of Scotland's most famous and prestigious hospitals. This reputation has been achieved after a long and proud history of medical excellence, underpinned by overwhelming support from generations of Edinburgh people.
Our team of clinicians, nurses and dental technicians have, over the last 20 years, built an enviable reputation as one of the UK's leading specialist referral and dental implant centres.