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Travel to RACH

Foresterhill Health Campus- multi-storey car park

The Foresterhill Health Campus multi-storey car park will open on 25 October 2017. This facility has been generously funded by The Wood Foundation. A condition of this funding is that the facility is for the use of patients and visitors only. This car park is not open to staff (while on work duties), contractors or members of the public not attending an appointment/visiting a patient.
We understand that our staff can also be our patients and visitors. They will be able to use this facility only if attending as a patient or visitor.
There is no charge for using this car park. Entry will be controlled by barrier and automatic number plate recognition. NHS Grampian staff will patrol the facility to monitor usage. Frequent users may find their use of the car park queried but genuine visitors to the site will not face any penalty.
We realise a free car park with a number of public transport connections close by is an attractive prospect. We would appeal to members of the public to only use this facility when they have an appointment or a relative or friend to visit. Taking advantage of these spaces will prevent genuine visitors from attending appointments or spending precious time with loved ones.
We would ask all staff, patients and visitors for their patience as this new facility comes into use. In order to help us keep the site running smoothly please use the patient/visitor car park closest to the ward or clinic you require rather than coming directly to the multi-storey car park.
Viewa webcam showing the progress being made with construction of the new multi-storey car park.

Travelling By Bus

Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital is located on the Foresterhill Health Campus, whichis served by a network of buses that operate across Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and the wider region. These services are run by Link opens in new windowFirst Aberdeen and Link opens in new windowStagecoach Bluebird.

To plan your journey to the Foresterhill Health Campus using public transport, please call Traveline Scotland on 0871 200 22 33, go to Link opens in new windowwww.travelinescotland.com, or use the following search tool:

Please verify routes before travelling. NHS Grampian is not responsible for the content or accuracy of these services.

ARI Bus Port

In order to allow improvement works at the ARI bus port, the northbound bus stop will close on Saturday 25th March at 8am. A temporary bus stop will be set up in the lay-by on Foresterhill Road adjacent to the bus port entrance. All buses will continue to serve the site as normal; the southbound bus stop is not affected.

Travelling by car

The following online travel planners can help you plan your journey by car - the postcode for RACH is AB25 2ZG:

Information about parking at the Foresterhill Health Campus is available. Please note: The central section of Foresterhill Roadis for emergency vehicles and buses only. All other vehicles should use the 'loop road' which goes round the large car park to the west of ARI.

You can also contact ARI Concourse Reception on 01224 554567 for travel advice.

Please verify routes before travelling. NHS Grampian is not responsible for the content or accuracy of these services.

Walking to RACH

If you are planning to walk to RACH (from within Aberdeen City), you might find the following resource useful to plan your journey. Start by entering the postcode for where you are departing from:
Please verify routes before travelling. NHS Grampian is not responsible for the content or accuracy of these services.

Patients from Shetland

Please contact the Patient Travel Officer at NHS Shetland as soon as possible so that your travel arrangements can be organised in good time.

Patient Travel Office
Gilbert Bain Hospital
Tel: (01595) 743305

Patients from Orkney

Your tickets are issued under the Highlands & Islands travel scheme and are booked through your GP or through Travel Administration at Garden House, NHS Orkney. Please ask your GP or Travel Administration (01856 888045) for a travel pack containing all the information you will need.

Patients from the Highland Health Board area

Patients travelling from the Highland Health Board area are entitled to help with travel costs, minus a deduction of 10 per journey for those not in receipt of an eligible benefit - refer to this form for full details.

Anyone wishing to submit a claim should complete this form and present it in person at the General Office, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, or send it by post to:

General Office
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
AB25 2ZN

Alternatively send your completed form by e-mail to grampian.patienttravelari@nhs.net.