Victoria hospital entrance

Planned maintenance works are currently underway on part of the water piping system at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.

The works will see the replacement of part of the water pipework, which is intended to improve the resilience of the hot water system and facilitate easier maintenance in years to come.

The area affected by the works is Phase 3 of the hospital, which opened in 2012 and is home to many of the inpatient wards.

Detailed planning has been undertaken over many months with a phased approach to the programme to minimise disruption for patients, staff and visitors.

It is not anticipated that the works will cause any significant disruption to services. 

To allow work to remove associated scaffolding, the exterior entrance to A&E will require to be closed from 6pm on Friday 29th September and is anticipated to reopen later on Sunday 1st October.

Director of Property and Asset Management, Neil McCormick, said:

“The works planned to our water system have been in the planning for some time, with initial works beginning in June this year.

“While this is undoubtedly a large project in terms of scale, it is necessary to enable us to properly maintain the system, ensure its resilience and allow us to carry out any repair work should this become necessary in the years to come.

“We have planned the project in such a way to reduce the likelihood of impacting patients, visitors and staff, and we do not anticipate there being any notable disruption to our services as a result.”

The works began in June 2023 are expected to take around 18 months to complete. Regular updates will be provided on the NHS Fife website and through the Board’s social media channels while the project is carried out.