Director of RCN photographed with chief excutive

We were delighted to welcome Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and Director-General for Health and Social Care, Caroline Lamb, and NHS Scotland’s Chief Operating Officer, John Burns to NHS Fife on Friday 19 August 2022. 

The visit began at Queen Margaret Hospital where the delegation visited Day Surgery to speak with staff and learn more about the innovative ways that our clinical teams are working to maximise theatre capacity.    

The delegation also visited the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy to see progress made on the new National Treatment Centre for Orthopaedics, which is due to be completed later this year, as well as the Emergency Department, which has seen record numbers of patients in recent months, with much greater proportion acutely unwell. This included the Flow and Navigation Hub, which is helping to assist in the triage of patients and preventing unnecessary presentations at the Emergency Department.