A significant building project has been completed at the Day Surgery Unit at Queen Margaret Hospital which will increase surgical capacity and enable a greater number of procedures to be carried out.
Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline has become a centre of excellence for day surgery, serving patients from across the length and breadth of Fife and carrying out around 7,400 procedures each year.
The hospital has been at the forefront of pioneering new cutting-edge surgical procedures in cancer, urology and gynaecology. Queen Margaret Hospital is also home to the ophthalmology ‘Jack and Jill’ theatre, which has increased capacity for cataract procedures since it opened in 2019.
The unique setup for day surgery at Queen Margaret meant that the hospital was able to continue its surgical programme throughout almost the entirety of the COVID-19 pandemic, helping to minimise waiting times when most other parts of the country had to pause all non-urgent surgery due to pressures on services.
A significant project began in February 2021 to reconfigure underutilised areas within the Day Surgery Unit. These works have now been completed, creating additional clinical and recovery space and enabling a greater number of procedures to be carried out each week.