Jane Murphy, 73, worked at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for almost 30 years as a cleaner and then a clinical support worker.
The Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh was due to open in July last year.
A 79-year-old woman died following an incident in Edinburgh on Friday night.
The 24-year-old was assaulted in the early hours of Wednesday near Waverley Mall in Edinburgh.
Tributes have been paid to 25-year-old Natalie Faulds following her death at the weekend.
New parents have been given another reason to celebrate this festive season.
Nathan Anderson-Moores, 11, has been given a top award from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
A 76-year-old is in hospital with serious head injuries after the incident near Edinburgh.