Nurse comforting patient

Inpatient hospice services moved temporarily from Kirkcaldy to Queen Margaret Hospital in January 2022 to enable significant works improvement works to be carried out. The project, which was part-funded by the Fife Health Charity, has resulted in a full refurbishment and upgrades to facilities for both patients and family members. Improvements were also made to the garden areas to enable better access for patient beds. 

Work is also ongoing to look at the future delivery of specialist palliative care in Fife, and this work is being informed following extensive engagement with patients, carers, primary care, social work and the third sector. It is expected that proposals on the future delivery of models for palliative care will be taken to the Integration Joint Board and the NHS Fife Board later this year.