General Hospitals & Maternity Services Project
Welcome to the General Hospitals & Maternity Services Project web pages which will provide you with the latest details about the opening of the new wing at Victoria Hospital and related service moves.
Keys to the new wing were handed over to NHS Fife by Balfour Beatty at the end of October, signalling the countdown to the opening of the building.
Following a full clinical clean, initial services are scheduled to move to the building from the middle of December.
It’s taken more than 1.8 million man hours to construct the new wing, which will allow NHS Fife staff to provide first-class services in a first-class setting.
And it’s another investment in healthcare in Fife. Recent work has included:
- the opening of St Andrews Community Hospital ••the redevelopment of Adamson Hospital in Cupar
- the opening of two learning disability units at Lynebank Hospital in Dunfermline .
- the opening of a number of dental centres across Fife, most recently in Glenrothes and Methil.
The new wing at Victoria Hospital will see all specialist and acute services based on the one site, while Queen Margaret Hospital will become a Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, providing ‘one-stop’ clinics and carrying out 80 per cent of day surgery.
Forth Park Hospital will close, with maternity and children’s services moving to the new wing, providing a more homely environment for young patients, new mums and their families.
Dr Gordon Birnie, Operational Division Medical Director, said: “There are enormous benefits in moving the acute facilities onto one site… there will be a comprehensive range of services supporting particularly the Accident & Emergency and Critical Care departments but also other departments within the hospital.”